ftdi

FTDI bindings for Node.js

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Prerequisites:

Make sure you installed the ftdi driver: ftdi

If you're are using a Linux distribution or Mac OS X you can run the install.sh script file to install the ftdi driver... For Windows the libs are shipped with this module.

Installation

npm install ftdi

This assumes you have everything on your system necessary to compile ANY native module for Node.js. This may not be the case, though, so please ensure the following are true for your system before filing an issue about "Does not install". For all operatings systems, please ensure you have Python 2.x installed AND not 3.0, node-gyp (what we use to compile) requires Python 2.x.

Ensure you have Visual Studio 2010 installed. If you have any version OTHER THAN VS 2010, please read this: https://github.com/TooTallNate/node-gyp/issues/44

Ensure that you have at a minimum the xCode Command Line Tools installed appropriate for your system configuration. If you recently upgrade OS, it probably removed your installation of Command Line Tools, please verify before submitting a ticket.

You know what you need for you system, basically your appropriate analog of build-essential. Keep rocking!

Usage

var ftdi = require('ftdi');
 
ftdi.find(0x27f4, 0x0203, function(err, devices) {}); // returns all ftdi devices with
                                                      // matching vendor and product id
var ftdi = require('ftdi');
 
var device = new ftdi.FtdiDevice({
  locationId: 0,
  serialNumber: 0
});
 
// or
var device = new ftdi.FtdiDevice(0);  // index in list function
var ftdi = require('ftdi');
 
ftdi.find(0x27f4, 0x0203, function(err, devices) {
  var device = new ftdi.FtdiDevice(devices[0]);
 
  device.on('error', function(err) {
  });
 
  device.open({
    baudrate: 115200,
    databits: 8,
    stopbits: 1,
    parity: 'none',
    // bitmode: 'cbus', // for bit bang
    // bitmask: 0xff    // for bit bang
  },
  function(err) {
 
    device.on('data', function(data) {
 
    });
 
    device.write([0x01, 0x02, 0x03, 0x04, 0x05], function(err) {
 
    });
 
  });
 
});

bitmask: Is always a number (one byte).

bitmode: Can be directly a number (one byte) like 0x20 or a string like 'cbus'.

mapping:

var bitmodes = {
  'reset' : 0x00,
  'async' : 0x01,
  'mpsse' : 0x02,
  'sync'  : 0x04,
  'mcu'   : 0x0B,
  'fast'  : 0x10,
  'cbus'  : 0x20,
  'single': 0x40
};
 
/**
 * 0x00 = Reset
 * 0x01 = Asynchronous Bit Bang
 * 0x02 = MPSSE (FT2232, FT2232H, FT4232H and FT232H devices only)
 * 0x04 = Synchronous Bit Bang (FT232R, FT245R, FT2232, FT2232H, FT4232H and FT232H devices only)
 * 0x08 = MCU Host Bus Emulation Mode (FT2232, FT2232H, FT4232H and FT232H devices only)
 * 0x10 = Fast Opto-Isolated Serial Mode (FT2232, FT2232H, FT4232H and FT232H devices only)
 * 0x20 = CBUS Bit Bang Mode (FT232R and FT232H devices only) 
 * 0x40 = Single Channel Synchronous 245 FIFO Mode (FT2232H and FT232H devices only)
 */

Release Notes

  • added bit bang support
  • revert "ready for node >= 0.11.4"
  • fix allocation/deallocation mismatch
  • ready for node >= 0.11.4
  • first release

License

Copyright (c) 2014 Kaba AG

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.