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FT232RL USB-serial converter packaged in 28-SSOP. Most likely the same die as the FT232RQ (QFN) however this has not been confirmed.

The FT232R has on-board EEPROM for descriptors and a pre-programmed unique serial number, as opposed to most of FTDI's other devices which require external EEPROMs.

We were curious as to whether the FT232R was just a USB MCU like the Microchip MCP2200, or a pure ASIC. The lack of obvious ROM areas suggest that it is indeed an ASIC. FIB cross section suggests technology node is around 600 nm with 3 metal layers.


Before decap:

Full die overview

Die copyright

Memory banks. Probably EEPROM on left and SRAM at right.

Logic cell area.

Bond pad.

azonenberg/ftdi/ft232rl.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/04 17:50 (external edit)