D3XX Installation Guide

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FTDI D3XX Driver Installation
Guide
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Issue Date: 2015-09-02
The purpose of this application note is to provide users of FTDI chips with a
simple procedure for installing FTDI D3XX Driver for FTDI 600 series devices
used under Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (for both 32 bit and 64 bit).
Use of FTDI devices in life support and/or safety applications is entirely at the user’s risk, and the
user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold FTDI harmless from any and all damages, claims, suits
or expense resulting from such use.
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction .............................................................. 2
2 FTDI D3XX Driver ...................................................... 3
3 Installing D3XX Driver ............................................... 4
3.1 Manual Installation .............................................................4
4 Uninstalling FTDI Devices ........................................ 11
5 Contact Information ................................................ 12
Appendix A................................................................... 13
Acronyms and Abbreviations..................................................... 13
Appendix B................................................................... 14
List of Figures ........................................................................... 14
Appendix C – Revision History ..................................... 15
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1 Introduction
The purpose of this application note is to provide users of FTDI chips with a simple procedure for
installing FTDI D3XX driver for their FTDI 600 series devices under Windows.
This installation guide is only intended for the following versions of Windows (both 32 bit and 64
bit) –

Windows 7
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Windows 8
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Windows 8.1
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Windows 10
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2 FTDI D3XX Driver
FTDI provides a new USB driver called, D3XX, for its range of SuperSpeed USB ICs, such as the
FT60X. D3XX implements a proprietary protocol different from D2XX in order to maximize USB 3.0
bandwidth.
D3XX Application
FTD3XX.DLL / FTD3XX.LIB
FTDIBUS3.SYS
USB Host Controller Driver
Figure 2.1 D3XX Driver Architecture
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3 Installing D3XX Driver
To install D3XX drivers for an FTDI device under Windows 7, 8, 8.1and 10, follow the instructions
given below:
Connect the device to a spare USB port on your PC.
3.1 Manual Installation
If no suitable driver is automatically found via Windows Update, then user should manually install
the driver. To manually install the driver, follow the procedure given below.
The D3XX Drivers may be downloaded from the following link –
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D3XX.htm
Press the Windows Start button to bring up the start menu and select “Control Panel’.
Figure 3.1 Windows Start Menu
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From the Control Panel window select “Device Manager”.
Figure 2.2 Device Manager Window
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In the Device Manager window there will be a device under Other Devices with a yellow warning
symbol to indicate a problem i.e. no driver installed. The text next to this device will depend on the
device attached. In this example the device was a FTDI SuperSpeed-FIFO Bridge.
Figure 3.3 Device Manager Window with FTDI Device Driver Entry
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Right click on the other device (FTDI SuperSpeed-FIFO Bridge in this example) to bring up a menu
as shown below –
Figure 4.4 Device Manager Window > Update Driver Software Menu
From the displayed menu, select “Update Driver Software…”
This then displays the option for an automatic search or a manual search.
Figure 5.5 Update Driver Software Search Window
Select the second option to browse manually.
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Figure 6.6 Update Driver Software > Manual Location Selection
In the address box put the exact location where the drivers have been saved to. This may be on a
CD or in a folder on the PC. It is not necessarily the exact same location as shown in the
screenshot. The drivers could have been saved anywhere of the users choice. Upon entering the
address, click “NEXT” to start the installation.
A “Windows Security” dialog box may be displayed. Click Install to proceed with the installation.
Figure 7.7 Windows Security Dialog box
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The installation progress bar is displayed.
Figure 8.8 FTDI D3XX Driver Installation Progress Bar
Upon successful installation, a window indicating the same is displayed.
Figure 9.9 FTDI D3XX Driver Installations Complete Message Window
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Click on the Close button to go back to the Device Manager window.
Figure 10.10 Device Manager Window with updated FTDI D3XX Driver entry
This time the Device Manager does not display the “FTDI SuperSpeed-FIFO Bridge” under “Other
devices”. Instead an entry for FTDI FT601 USB 3.0 Bridge Device under “Universal Serial Bus
controllers” is shown, which indicates that the installation is successful. The device is now ready
for use.
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4 Uninstalling FTDI Devices
The following procedure should be followed for removing FTDI drivers from the Windows PC.
From the Device Manager window, right click on the FTDI FT601 USB 3.0 Bridge Device to
bring up a menu as shown below –
Figure 11.1 Device Manager Window > FTDI Driver Uninstall Menu
From the displayed menu, select “Uninstall”. This will delete the associated registry entries for
that device only. Windows provides an automatic method to delete driver files via a checkbox to
“Delete the driver software for this device” on the uninstall dialog box.
Figure 12.2 FTDI Driver Uninstallation Confirmation Dialog Box
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5 Contact Information
Head Office – Glasgow, UK
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Appendix A
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Terms
Description
PC
Personal Computer
USB
Universal Serial Bus
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Appendix B
List of Figures
Figure 2.1 D3XX Driver Architecture ...................................................................................... 3
Figure 3.1 Windows Start Menu ............................................................................................ 4
Figure 3.2 Device Manager Window ....................................................................................... 5
Figure 3.3 Device Manager Window with FTDI Device Driver Entry ............................................ 6
Figure 3.4 Device Manager Window > Update Driver Software Menu ......................................... 7
Figure 3.5 Update Driver Software Search Window .................................................................. 7
Figure 3.6 Update Driver Software > Manual Location Selection ................................................ 8
Figure 3.7 Windows Security Dialog box................................................................................. 8
Figure 3.8 FTDI D3XX Driver Installation Progress Bar ............................................................. 9
Figure 3.9 FTDI D3XX Driver Installations Complete Message Window ....................................... 9
Figure 3.10 Device Manager Window with updated FTDI D3XX Driver entry .............................. 10
Figure 4.1 Device Manager Window > FTDI Driver Uninstall Menu ........................................... 11
Figure 4.2 FTDI Driver Uninstallation Confirmation Dialog Box ................................................ 11
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