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  VDrive2  
 



VDrive2 - USB Flash Drive interface module.

VDrive2 is possibly the easiest solution for adding a USB Flash Drive interface to an existing product. The module features a USB connector interface connected to VNC1L USB Host controller. The module provides a simple 4 signal interface supporting easy connectivity to an external device via UART or SPI. The connnector interface also features +5V and ground connections. USB interfacing is carried out using the Vinculum VDAP firmware. The VDrive2 ideal for evaluation and development of VNC1L designs. Further with its neat enclosure and attractive quantity discount pricing the module is ideal for incorporation into finished product designs. The VDrive2 can be used to enable USB connectivity for a range of products including consumer devices, handheld terminals, displays, and industrial products such as data loggers or for providing firmware upgrade interfaces.

 
     
 
 
     
     
  VDrive3  
 

VDrive3 – Vinculum-II Development Module with Enclosure.

VDrive3 is a USB host / microcontroller development module with an enclosure. The default firmware pre-loaded in the VDrive3 module supports UART or SPI interfacing with a system host controller. This product provides an attractive solution for quick and easy integration of applications such as enabling access to USB memory stick / thumb drive devices.

The VDrive3 is a drop in replacement for the VDrive2 for the majority of VDrive2 applications. However, for a small number of applications that use SPI, some changes to the application software may be required. Please see AN_176 - Vinculum Comparison of VDAP and V2DAP.

 
     
 
 
     
     
  VMusic3 – Vinculum-II Development Module  
 



VMusic3 is a USB host and MP3 / WMA player application module. The default firmware of the VMusic3 supports audio playback and UART or SPI communication interfaces for integration into the target product. VMusic3 can be used to read MP3 and other audio format files from a USB flash disk, process the data and output the stereo audio through the line-out header and headphone jack.

The VMusic3 is a drop in replacement for the VMusic2 for the majority of VMusic2 applications. VMusic3 uses firmware called V2MSC which is similar to V2DAP (used in VDrive3) with an additional module for controlling MP3 playback. However for a small number of applications that use SPI, differences exists between VMusic firmware and V2MSC firmware which would require some changes to be made to the application software. For further details on these differences please see AN_176 - Vinculum Comparison of VDAP and V2DAP.

 
     
 
 
     
     
  USB-Key  
 



The FTDI USB Key is security device which has a unique identification number (FTDIChip-ID™) burnt into it during manufacture. This FTDIChip-ID™ number is only readable over the USB interface making it an ideal “key” for “unlocking” particular applications.

The FTDI USB Key has the following features:

  • Simple to use USB interface to any USB host or hub.
  • Unique FTDIChip-ID™ number can be used to provide a security dongle for software applications.
  • Additional security possible by encrypting the FTDIChip-ID™ number and storing in EEPROM writeable area of FTDI USB Key.
  • Enhanced security protection using SafeGuard-IT Active-X control for Windows. This can be used to generate asymmetric public-private key encryption to provide secure dongle functionality.
  • USB Key can be used to unlock security systems – access control.
  • Password protected access.
  • USB-Key Data Sheet
  • VCP Drivers
  • D2XX Drivers
  • SafeGuard-IT ActiveX Control
  • FTDIChip-ID