USB silicon and software specialist Future Devices Technology International (FTDI) has announced Vinculo, an embedded development that allows designers to integrate USB 2.0 interfacing by incorporating FTDI’s Vinculum II VNC2-64 dual-channel USB host/slave controller with the capability of interfacing to the growing range of I/O application boards (shields) developed by the Arduino open-source community.
The VNC2 combines a 16-bit/48-MHz CPU core, 256 kbytes of flash memory, and 16 kbytes of SRAM memory. It also supports external UART, first-in first-out (FIFO), pulse-width modulation (PWM), general-purpose I/O (GPIO), and serial peripheral interface (SPI) slave/master interfaces.
As a further enhancement, the Vinculo module integrates an eight-channel, 10-bit analogue-to-digital converter (ADC). Vinculo also supports 38 GPIO connections and USB A and mini B (host and device) connectors on a board measuring just 55.38 by 68.58 mm.