FT221X Errata Technical Note

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TN_138 FT221X Errata Technical Note
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Issue Date: 2013-06-10
The intention of this errata technical note is to give a detailed description of known functional or electrical
issues with the FTDI FT221X devices.
The current revision of the FT221X is revision D, released November 2012.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
FT221X Revision .................................................................................... 2
2
Errata History Table – Functional Problems........................................ 3
2.1
3
Errata History Table – Electrical and Timing Specification Deviations. ......... 3
Functional Problems of FT221X ........................................................... 4
3.1
Revision A ............................................................................................................ 4
3.1.1
USB Data Transfer .................................................................................................................. 4
3.1.2
USB 3.0 Hosts ......................................................................................................................... 5
3.2
Revision B ............................................................................................................ 6
3.2.1
USB Data Transfer .................................................................................................................. 6
3.2.2
USB 3.0 Hosts ......................................................................................................................... 7
3.3
Revision C ............................................................................................................ 8
3.3.1
USB Data Transfer .................................................................................................................. 8
3.3.2
USB 3.0 Hosts ......................................................................................................................... 9
3.4
Revision D ............................................................................................................ 9
Electrical and Timing specification deviations of FT221X ...................... 10
3.5
Revision A .......................................................................................................... 10
3.6
Revision B .......................................................................................................... 10
3.6.1
Internal 3V3 Regulator ........................................................................................................... 10
3.7
Revision C .......................................................................................................... 10
3.8
Revision D .......................................................................................................... 10
4
FT221X Package Markings .................................................................. 11
5
Contact Information............................................................................. 12
Appendix C – Revision History ................................................................. 13
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FT221X Revision
FT221X part numbers are listed in Table 1. The letter at the end of date code identifies the device
revision.
The current revision of the FT221X is revision D, released November 2012. At the time of releasing
this Technical Note there are no known issues with this silicon revision.
Part Number
Package
FT221XQ
20 pin QFN
FT221XS
20 pin SSOP
Table 1 FT221X Part Numbers
This errata technical note covers the revisions of FT221X listed in Table 2.
Revision
Notes
A
First device revision. Never sold publicly.
B
Second device revision. Launched 28 February 2012
C
Third device version. Released 11th June 2012
D
Forth device version. Released 6th November 2012
Table 2 FT221X Revisions
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Errata History Table – Functional Problems
Short description
Errata
occurs in
device
revision
Transfer of data over USB stops unexpectedly
A, B and C
USB 3.0 Host occasional interoperability
A, B and C
Functional
Problem
USB Data
Transfer
USB 3.0 Hosts
Table 3 Functional Errata
2.1 Errata History Table – Electrical and Timing Specification
Deviations.
Deviations
Short description
Errata occurs in
device revision
Device VCC is designed to
operate between 3V3 and 5V
Fault with internal 3V3
regulator.
however with this errata the
B
supply should not be set below
4.3V for correct operation.
Table 4 Electrical and Timing Errata
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Functional Problems of FT221X
3.1 Revision A
3.1.1 USB Data Transfer
Introduction:
An issue has been identified where the transfer of data over USB stops unexpectedly.
Problem:
The device is put into suspend mode during a transfer of certain data patterns most notable with binary
zeros. This can halt the data transfer in certain circumstances and will require the device to be reenumerated to recover.
NB. It is the presence of this data pattern on the USB bus regardless of whether the data is intended for
the FT221X or other devices (e.g. a broadcast) on the bus that forces the suspend state.
Workaround:
This issue can be avoided by utilising the keep awake function of the chip. This will disable the USB
suspend function of the chip and is therefore an intermediate workaround until revision D silicon is
released with a permanent fix.
NB. With the workaround the chip will never enter lower powered suspend. However the keep awake
current will be approximately 3mA.
To enable the keep awake function in the EEPROM, one of the CBUS pins needs to be configured as KeepAwake#. This pin then needs to be tied to ground on the PCB. The FT_Prog utility can be used to
configure the CBUS pin.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 5.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 5
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3.1.2 USB 3.0 Hosts
Introduction:
An issue has been identified where the FT221X will not enumerate when connected to certain USB 3.0
Hosts. So far FTDI have identified ONE such host.
Problem:
Certain USB 3.0 Hosts exhibit reduced reset recovery times after a USB reset, which can at times be
faster or close to the USB 2.0 specification limit. The USB 2.0 specification states a USB reset recovery
time of 10ms and in general almost all hosts allocate a much longer period than this. The FT221X device
may not enumerate if the reset recovery time is reduced.
This issue has been seen on one USB 3.0 Host controller and has not been seen on a USB 2.0 Host
controller or other USB 3.0 Host controllers.
Workaround:
Reconnect the device to a USB 2.0 host. This issue has been seen only on one particular USB 3.0 Host
controllers.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 6.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 6
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3.2 Revision B
3.2.1 USB Data Transfer
Introduction:
An issue has been identified where the transfer of data over USB stops unexpectedly.
Problem:
The device is put into suspend mode during a transfer of certain data patterns most notable with binary
zeros. This can halt the data transfer in certain circumstances and will require the device to be reenumerated to recover.
NB. It is the presence of this data pattern on the USB bus regardless of whether the data is intended for
the FT221X or other devices (e.g. a broadcast) on the bus that forces the suspend state.
Workaround:
This issue can be avoided by utilising the keep awake function of the chip. This will disable the USB
suspend function of the chip and is therefore an intermediate workaround until revision D silicon is
released with a permanent fix.
NB. With the workaround the chip will never enter lower powered suspend. However the keep awake
current will be approximately 3mA.
To enable the keep awake function in the EEPROM, one of the CBUS pins needs to be configured as KeepAwake#. This pin then needs to be tied to ground on the PCB. The FT_Prog utility can be used to
configure the CBUS pin.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 7.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 7
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3.2.2 USB 3.0 Hosts
Introduction:
An issue has been identified where the FT221X will not enumerate when connected to certain USB 3.0
Hosts. So far FTDI have identified ONE such host.
Problem:
Certain USB 3.0 Hosts exhibit reduced reset recovery times after a USB reset, which can at times be
faster or close to the USB 2.0 specification limit. The USB 2.0 specification states a USB reset recovery
time of 10ms and in general almost all hosts allocate a much longer period than this. The FT221X device
may not enumerate if the reset recovery time is reduced.
This issue has been seen on one USB 3.0 Host controller and has not been seen on a USB 2.0 Host
controller or other USB 3.0 Host controllers.
Workaround:
Reconnect the device to a USB 2.0 host. This issue has been seen only on one particular USB 3.0 Host
controllers.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 8.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 8
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3.3 Revision C
3.3.1 USB Data Transfer
Introduction:
An issue has been identified where the transfer of data over USB stops unexpectedly.
Problem:
The device is put into suspend mode during a transfer of certain data patterns most notable with binary
zeros. This can halt the data transfer in certain circumstances and will require the device to be reenumerated to recover.
NB. It is the presence of this data pattern on the USB bus regardless of whether the data is intended for
the FT221X or other devices (e.g. a broadcast) on the bus that forces the suspend state.
Workaround:
This issue can be avoided by utilising the keep awake function of the chip. This will disable the USB
suspend function of the chip and is therefore an intermediate workaround until revision D silicon is
released with a permanent fix.
NB. With the workaround the chip will never enter lower powered suspend. However the keep awake
current will be approximately 3mA.
To enable the keep awake function in the EEPROM, one of the CBUS pins needs to be configured as KeepAwake#. This pin then needs to be tied to ground on the PCB. The FT_Prog utility can be used to
configure the CBUS pin.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 9.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 9
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3.3.2 USB 3.0 Hosts
Introduction:
An issue has been identified where the FT221X will not enumerate when connected to certain USB 3.0
Hosts. So far FTDI have identified ONE such host.
Problem:
Certain USB 3.0 Hosts exhibit reduced reset recovery times after a USB reset, which can at times be
faster or close to the USB 2.0 specification limit. The USB 2.0 specification states a USB reset recovery
time of 10ms and in general almost all hosts allocate a much longer period than this. The FT221X device
may not enumerate if the reset recovery time is reduced.
This issue has been seen on one USB 3.0 Host controller and has not been seen on a USB 2.0 Host
controller or other USB 3.0 Host controllers.
Workaround:
Reconnect the device to a USB 2.0 host. This issue has been seen only on one particular USB 3.0 Host
controllers.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 10.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 10
3.4 Revision D
No known issues at revision D.
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Electrical and Timing specification deviations of FT221X
3.5 Revision A
No known issues at revision A
3.6 Revision B
3.6.1 Internal 3V3 Regulator
Introduction:
The FT221X uses an internal regulator to generate 3V3 from a 5V source (VCC). The source should be
variable from 3V3 to 5V.
Problem:
The VCC supply to the regulator must not drop below 4.3V for the correct 3V3 regulated output to be
produced.
Workaround:
VCC must not be supplied below 4.3V.
Package specific:
The effected packages are listed in Table 11.
Package
Applicable (Yes/No)
FT221XQ
Y
FT221XS
Y
Table 11
3.7 Revision C
No known issues at revision C
3.8 Revision D
No known issues at revision D.
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FT221X Package Markings
FT221X is available in a RoHS Compliant, 20 pin QFN and 16 pin SSOP. An example of the markings on
the package is shown in Figure 5.1.
20
1
15
FTDII
XXXXXXXXXX
FT221XQ
YYWW-C
6
10
Figure 4-1 Package Markings – FT221XQ
20
11
-C
FT221XS
1
10
Figure 4-2 Package Markings – FT221XS
The date code format is YYWW where WW = 2 digit week number, YY = 2 digit year number. This is
followed by the revision number.
The code XXXXXXXXXXXX is the manufacturing LOT code
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Contact Information
Head Office – Glasgow, UK
Unit 1, 2 Seaward Place, Centurion Business Park
Glasgow G41 1HH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 141 429 2777
Fax: +44 (0) 141 429 2758
E-mail (Sales)
E-mail (Support)
E-mail (General Enquiries)
sales1@ftdichip.com
support1@ftdichip.com
admin1@ftdichip.com
Branch Office – Oregon, USA
7130 Fir Loop,
Tigard, OR 97223-8160
USA
Tel: +1 (503) 547 0988
Fax: +1 (503) 547 0987
E-Mail (Sales)
E-Mail (Support)
E-Mail (General Enquiries)
us.sales@ftdichip.com
us.support@ftdichip.com
us.admin@ftdichip.com
Branch Office – Shanghai, China
Branch Office – Taipei, Taiwan
2F, No. 516, Sec. 1, NeiHu Road
Taipei 114
Taiwan , R.O.C.
Tel: +886 (0) 2 8797 1330
Fax: +886 (0) 2 8751 9737
E-mail (Sales)
E-mail (Support)
E-mail (General Enquiries)
tw.sales1@ftdichip.com
tw.support1@ftdichip.com
tw.admin1@ftdichip.com
Room 1103, No. 666 West Huaihai Road,
Shanghai, 200052
China
Tel: +86 21 62351596
Fax: +86 21 62351595
E-mail (Sales)
E-mail (Support)
E-mail (General Enquiries)
cn.sales@ftdichip.com
cn.support@ftdichip.com
cn.admin@ftdichip.com
Web Site
http://ftdichip.com
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