Add USB interface in 4 easy steps with CP210x family
Sometimes we forget to add USB to our designs, or we need USB to access the design more efficiently from our development platform.
Don’t worry. It’s easy to drop-in USB connectivity to any design—old or new—with the fixed-function CP210x MCU family from Silicon Labs.
Step 1 – Connect your CP210x EVK to your Windows PC.
Step 2 – Launch Windows driver installer and walk through the wizard to set the driver name, address and other configurations.
Step 3 – Install the driver on the target device and reboot Windows to recognize it. No additional code writing necessary.
Step 4 – Once the drivers are in place and the device is recognized, open a com port and, USB-am! start sending and receiving USB data.
This is the set up. There are 2 wires that go from my UART ports on the device to the TX and RX ports of the Silicon Labs CP2102 device.
The USB then goes to the host computer where the terminal is viewed.
To learn more or to get involved please follow the links below!
Also feel free to message me with questions or to get more information.
Learn more at the Silicon Labs CP210x Page
Download AN721 for more detailed instructions
Buy the CP210x EVK to get started
Customize the USB driver