This document provides a quick guide for EV kits and EV systems that use the FTDI FT232BL (or FT232BM) UART-to-USB converter chip (32-pin TQFP) implemented with Maxim VID = 0x0B6A PID = 0x434D for the purpose of the USB PC connection. This USB driver allows the EV kit software to support Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, and Windows 10.
Follow these steps to start evaluating the EV kit now. The MAX6581 Evaluation Kit (MAX6581EVKIT) is used in the example figures.
Figure 1. Device Manager window.
Figure 2. MAX6581EVKIT is not connected.
Figure 3. Pop-up menu to install driver.
Figure 4. Installing the driver.
Figure 5. MAX6581EVKIT is connected.
If you get this far, you are ready to evaluate the part. If you continue to have problems connecting, refer to the document in the same driver directory named USB_Driver_Help_200.pdf.