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October 22, 2014 AT 2:59 pm

FTDI drivers brick counterfeit chips with latest Windows Update

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Hackaday and EEVblog are reporting that the latest Windows update that include FTDI drivers brick any counterfeit FTDI chips. Adafruit requires it suppliers to only use genuine FTDI chips. However, no matter what it’s always possible counterfeit chips could be used when you purchase products from anyone, anywhere. We’re double and triple checking all our products and suppliers as an added precaution. Update (10/24/14 8am ET) – FTDI has issued a statement and is updating the drivers.

The following Adafruit products use genuine FTDI chips, either we purchase them or they are manufactured to our specifications with the requirement of genuine FTDI chips.

USB Boarduino (Arduino compatible) Kit w/ATmega328 – v2.0.
FTDI Friend + extras – v1.0.
FTDI Serial TTL-232 USB Cable.


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