The USB solutions specialist, Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), has expanded its portfolio of USB Android solutions with the release of the J2XX Java driver for USB peripheral implementations. By utilising the J2XX and compiling it with the user’s application, the USB driver is automatically loaded onto the Android platform without any need for user intervention.
According to FTDI the combination of this driver structure with the company’s USB bridge chips will provide system designers with a quick and easy methodology to create a USB link between Android platforms and their end products.
The J2XX driver is not specific to any particular device or product family and it supports FTDI Chips complete USB offering of bridge chips for peripheral applications (including the X-Chip, H and R series). These integrated circuits are able to bridge from USB to popular chip interfaces, such as UARTs, I²C, SPI and FIFO. The devices also offer a wide range of product features encompassing USB2.0 Full Speed and Hi-Speed, with battery charging detection, on-chip MTP memory and industrial temperature support.
“The proliferation of the Android operating system continues to accelerate on a world-wide basis,” commented David Sroka, Global Product Director. “The Java driver is our third dedicated driver offering for Android operating systems, and joins dedicated silicon devices that we offer for Open Accessory Support. When it comes to USB and Android support, FTDI is striving to offer the widest product support available in the marketplace.”
The J2XX Java driver is offered free of charge and without any maintenance fees, which is consistent to the driver support model for VCP (Virtual Communication Port) and D2XX (Dynamic Link Library).
Android support, including the J2XX Programming Guide, are easily accessible at: