How to Download and Install FT232BM Driver for Free
If you are looking for a USB to serial UART interface device, you may have come across the FT232BM chip from FTDI. This chip is a second generation of FTDI's popular USB UART device, and it offers extra functionality and reduced external component count compared to its predecessor. It also supports data transfer rates from 300 baud to 3 Mbaud at TTL levels, and it can interface with 5V and 3.3V logic. It is compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0, and it can be programmed with external EEPROM.
However, to use this chip with your computer, you need to install the appropriate driver. The driver allows your computer to recognize the FT232BM chip as a virtual COM port (VCP) or as a direct access (D2XX) device. The driver also enables you to configure the chip's settings and parameters.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the FT232BM driver for free on Windows 11 (64-bit), which is the latest operating system from Microsoft. The same procedure can be applied to other Windows versions as well.
Step 1: Download the Driver Installer
The first step is to download the driver installer from FTDI's website[^1^] [^3^]. The driver installer contains both VCP and D2XX drivers, so you can choose which one you want to use later. To download the driver installer, follow these steps:
Go to https://ftdichip.com/drivers/
Scroll down to the section \"Windows\" and click on \"Windows 11 (64)\"
Click on \"Download VCP\" or \"Download D2XX\" depending on which driver you want to use
Save the file to your computer
Step 2: Run the Driver Installer
The next step is to run the driver installer that you downloaded in the previous step. To run the driver installer, follow these steps:
Locate the file that you downloaded (it should have a name like \"CDM21228_Setup.exe\" or \"CDM21228_D2XX_Setup.exe\")
Double-click on the file to launch it
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation
Restart your computer if prompted
Step 3: Connect Your FT232BM Device
The final step is to connect your FT232BM device to your computer using a USB cable. To connect your FT232BM device, follow these steps:
Plug one end of the USB cable into your FT232BM device
Plug the other end of the USB cable into a free USB port on your computer
Wait for your computer to detect and install the device automatically
Check if your device appears as a COM port in Device Manager (if you installed the VCP driver) or as an FTDI device in FTDI's software (if you installed the D2XX driver)
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed the FT232BM driver for free on your Windows 11 computer. You can now use your FT232BM device for various applications such as USB to RS232/RS422/RS485 converters, USB instrumentation, USB industrial control, USB MP3 player interface cables and interfaces, USB flash card reader and writers, interfacing MCU/PLD/FPGA based designs to USB, set top box PC-USB interface, USB audio and low bandwidth video data transfer, USB digital camera interface, etc. 29c81ba772