PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD)

The PL2303EA is exclusively designed for mobile and embedded solutions in mind, providing a small footprint that could easily fit in to any connectors and handheld devices.

PL2303EA USB to Serial Bridge Controller Datasheet

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with High ESD Protection

PL2303EA Reference Schematic Design

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with System-Level ESD Protection

End User License Agreement (“EULA”)

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PL2303 Family Product Selection Guide 2012

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v1.6.1 (PKG file format)

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For Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (64-bit)
For PL2303 H/HX/HXD/EA/RA/SA/TA/TB chip versions
For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 Only
Includes Driver Installation Manual

NOTE: Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 introduces a new feature that requires user approval before loading new third-party kernel extensions. Go to System Preferences - Security & Privacy and click Allow. https://developer.apple.com/library/content/technotes/tn2459/_index.html

MTTTY Source

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

PL-2303 Linux Driver for RedHat 7.3:8.0:9.0 Only

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NOTE: No need to install drivers for following:
Linux Kernel 2.4.31 and above already includes built-in drivers for PL-2303 (VID_067B&PID_2303).
NOTE: Google Android OS is also based on Linux kernel so it also includes PL2303 drivers.
Driver Source:
http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.c
http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.h
Kernel (go to driversusbserial folder):
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/

PL-2303 WinCE 4.2-5.2 Driver for ARM:xScale Processor Standard SDK

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Also for Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, PocketPC 2003. NOTE: WinCE 6.0 standard driver is not available, please email request for driver customization. SDK image file must be provided.

PL-2303 WinCE 4.2-5.2 Driver for x86 Standard SDK

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Also for Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, PocketPC 2003. NOTE: WinCE 6.0 standard driver is not available, please email request for driver customization. SDK image file must be provided.

PL2303 Android Solution Brochure

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

PL2303 Android USB Host API SDK v1.0.0.15

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Requirements:
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- USB Device with PL2303HXD, PL2303EA, PL2303RA, PL2303SA controller chip NOTE: PL2303HXA, PL2303XA, PL2303TA chips are not supported (Discontinued Products)
- Android-Powered Device (Tablet/Phones) with USB Host Mode Support
- Android 3.2 and above OS versions

SDK Package includes following:
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1. PL2303 Sample Test Android App Software (supports Android 5.0)
- Single port (PL2303HXDSimpleTest.apk)
- Modem Status/Flow Control (PL2303HXDModemStatus.apk)
- GPIO Control (PL2303GPIOActivity.apk)
- Multi-port (PLUartMultiSimpleTest.apk)
2. PL2303 Android Demo Apps Users Manual
3. PL2303 Android Sample App Source Code
4. PL2303 Android Java Driver Library (supports Android 5.0)
5. PL2303 Android App Development Reference Documents
6. PL2303 Android USB Host Device Compatible (Tested) List
Also download Android App from GooglePlay Store: Prolific PL2303 USB-UART

PL2303 Android USB Host Solution Application Note

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How to Connect PL2303 Device to Android Tablets & Phones

PL2303 Family Product Selection Guide 2012

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

PL2303 PCB Layout Guide

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

PL2303 WinCE 7.0 Driver for ARM

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

PL2303 WinCE 7.0 Driver for x86

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This resource is for PL2303EA USB to Serial/UART Bridge Controller (High ESD). Click download to view the document.

Windows Driver Installer Setup Program

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(For PL2303 HXA, XA, HXD, EA, RA, SA, TA, TB versions)
Installer version & Build date: 1.19.0 (2017-10-31)
Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 & 64-bit) WDF WHQL Driver: v3.8.18.0 (10/17/2017)
– Windows 10 Certified WHQL Driver (TH1 1507, TH2 1511, RS1 1607, RS2 1703, RS3 1709 versions)
– Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Certified WHQL Driver
– Windows Certification Report
– Compatible with Windows Server2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016
– Auto-download driver via Windows Update

Windows XP (32 & 64-bit) WDM WHQL Driver: v2.1.51.238 (10/22/2013)
- Windows XP Certified WHQL Driver
- Windows Certification Report
- Compatible with Windows 2000SP4 & Server2003
- Installer Language Support: English (default), Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese
- For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 and PID_2304 Only
- Includes Certification Report, User Manual, Driver Release Notes & CheckChipVersion Tool
- Installer supports silent install (add “/s” parameter when running program)

NOTE:
Windows 8/8.1/10 are NOT supported in PL-2303HXA and PL-2303XEOL chip versions.
Run PL2303 CheckChipVersion tool program in Windows XP/Vista/7 to check chip version.
Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98 and Windows ME driver technical support are discontinued.
Prolific recommends to use PL-2303HXD (HX Rev D) or PL2303TA chip.

Description

With very small power consumption in either operating or suspend mode, the PL2303EA is perfect for bus powered operation with plenty of power left for the attached devices. Flexible signal level requirement on the RS232-like serial port side also allows the PL2303EA to connect directly to any 3.3V~1.8V range devices.

  • High Level and System Level ESD Protection.
  • Eliminates the need for one additional chip that
    results in reduced costs.
  • Ideal for mobile devices.

 Feature Rich ESD Safe

  • System-level ESD Specification on USB Port (4-Pin)
  • ± 15kV IEC 61000-4-2 Air Discharge
  • ± 8kV IEC 61000-4-2 Contact Discharge
  • Fully Compliant with USB Specification v2.0 (Full-Speed)
  • On Chip USB 1.1 transceiver, 5V->3.3V regulator
  • On-chip 96MHz clock generator
  • ± 15kV High ESD HBM (Human Body Model) Protection on USB Port (4-Pin)
  • Pin-to-Pin compatible with PL-2303HXD (HX Rev D) chip and driver compatible
  • Provides drivers support for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and WinCE compatible

 


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