Replacing FT232R with CY7C65213 USB-UART LP Bridge Controller - KBA85921

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Is the CY7C65213 USB-UART LP Bridge Controller pin-compatible with FT232R? 



Yes, the CY7C65213 USB-UART LP Bridge Controller is pin-to-pin compatible with the FTDI FT232R, and it can be used as a drop-in replacement for the FTDI FT232R. However, there are some differences between CY7C65213 and FT232R.

Table 1 summarizes the key similarities and differences between the two ICs.

Table 1. Key Similarities and Differences Between CY7C65213 and FT232R

Part numberCY7C65213FT232R
Package32-QFN, 5 mm x 5 mm
    28-SSOP, 5.3 mm x 10.2 mm
32-QFN, 5 mm x 5 mm
    28-SSOP, 5.3 mm x 10.2 mm
Pin MapSameSame
Supply Voltage1.71 – 5.5 V3.3 – 5.25 V
Supply Current
    (Typ Values)
Suspend – 5 μA
    Active – 15 mA @ 5 V
    12 mA @ 3.3 V
Suspend – 70 μA
    Active – 15 mA
USB-IF Battery
    Charging Spec V1.2
Clock SourceInternalInternal
Integrated Voltage
Temp Range−40 °C to 85 °C−40 °C to 85 °C
RS 232 / RS 422 / RS 485YesYes
Oscillator Out (Pin 28)NoYes
Regulated O/P voltage
    (Pin 16)
1.8 V3.0–3.6 V (when supply is greater than 3.3 V)
Decoupling capacitor
    (Pin 16)
1 μF0.1 μF

In addition to the above, note the following:

  • FT232R inputs have an internal 200-kΩ pull-up resistor to VCCIO.
  • CY7C65213 inputs have an internal 5.6-kΩ pull-up resistor to VCCIO.
  • FT232R supports bit-bang mode read and write operation while CY7C65213 does not.