New DLP Design Product Announcements:
DLP-RFS1280 2.4GHz LORA RF Transceiver Module With Modular Certification
December 2017: DLP Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the DLP-RFS1280
pre-certified module based on the SX1280 transceiver chip from Semtech Corporation. This new module
implements the Semtech SX1280 transceiver, and is designed to work with an external, user supplied
The feature set for this module include:
FCC / IC / RED Modular Certifications in Place
On-Board Chip Antenna
U.FL Connector for External User-Supplied Antenna
+11.5dBm Transmit Power
-131dBm Receive Sensitivity
<5.5mA Receive Current
Surface or Through-Hole Mount, 2x2.3cm Footprint
Also announced today, the DLP-RFS1280ACT demonstration platform has the following features:
Simple Pairing Method with Other Transceiver
Fully-Commented Demonstration C Source Code
Low-Power NUCLEO-L073RZT6 Microcontroller Development Board
Ranging (Distance Measurement) Demonstration in Meters/Feet
Lighted LCD Display
Speaker/Microphone for Walkie-Talkie (Push-To-Talk) Demonstration
Internal/External Antenna Selection
Easy Mode Selection (LORA/FLRC/GFSK)
Long-Range Ping Test
CW and Modulated CW Settings
Internal/External Antenna Selection During Demonstrations
Running on the STMicroelectronics STM32L073RZ microcontroller, this demonstration platform
requires less than 55K of FLASH program memory to perform all of its functions.
Download the DLP-RFS1280 datasheet.
DLP-FR256 Ferroelectric Memory-Based Microcontroller Module
July 2017: DLP Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the new DLP-FR256
module based on the MSP430FR5994 microcontroller from Texas Instruments.
The DLP-FR256 combines the same USB interface used in the DLP-USB245R module (FTDI
FT245R FIFO) with a Texas Instruments microcontroller with 256K of FRAM to form a rapid
development tool. The MSP430FR5994 microcontroller is preprogrammed with simple firmware
that demonstrates the on-board white noise generator and analog interface, and the DLP-FR256
can be reprogrammed with user firmware via four pins using a TI Launchpad (purchased separately).
Download the DLP-FR256 datasheet.
CDM Uninstaller: Program for selectively
removing FTDI devices with specific VID and PID combinations. Read the
manual for more details.
MPROG: EEPROM mode-configuration program V3.5 (This is a
legacy utility and has been replaced by FT_Prog. MPROG supports the FT2xxBM/L, FT2xxR and FTDI's high-speed ICs.)
MPROG V3.5 User's Guide
FT_Prog: EEPROM programming utility for use with
FTDI devices. It is used to customize the EEPROM contents and can modify information such as device descriptors.
USBView Program: View the VID and PID of all connected USB
devices even without drivers loaded.
Current Versions of FTDI Drivers:
CDM (Combined Driver Model Version 2.12.10) Windows Drivers:
WHQL-certified USB drivers -- required for 64-bit Windows systems.
FTDI default VID/PID values (0403/6001 for single channel, 6010 and 6011 for dual) listed
in the .inf files must be programmed into EEPROM using MPROG or FT_PROG.
You can either download the WHQL certified driver files above or use the install executable to install them.
- Make sure the USB device is not plugged in.
- Download the FTDI driver install executable.
- Run the driver exe file.
- Wait for the command window to vanish.
- Plug in the USB device and the driver will load.
CDM (Combined Driver Model Version 2.8.14) Windows Drivers:
Modified .inf files for use with specific DLP Design products on XP/Vista/Windows 7 systems (DLP-TH1b, DLP-TILT, DLP-D-G, DLP-RFID1, DLP-UT1, DLP-UTH8).
See Note 1
Note 1: In order to use the listed DLP Design products on a 64-bit machine, the VID/PID
values in the EEPROM area must first be changed to the FTDI default of 0403/6001 (0403/6010 and 0403/6011 for dual-channel products) so that
the WHQL-certified drivers will load. Use the MPROG utility (above) on a non-64 bit (ex: XP) machine to update the values
in the EEPROM. You can also hold down F8 during boot on a 64-bit PC and disable the driver certification check so that the non-certified
drivers can be loaded and the PID changed using MPROG.
For more info: TN_129
Note 2: If an extra COM port is not available after installing the latest CDM driver, connect the USB device and open
Control Panel > System > Device Manager. Right click on USB Serial Converter under USB Controllers and select Properties, then
the Advanced tab. Check the box marked "Load VCP", then click OK. Unplug and re-plug the USB device, and the COM port will be
added. This method is also used to change the driver mode from VCP to D2XX (DLL).
More FTDI Drivers
FTDI App Notes