PL2303GC USB to Full UART Bridge Controller with GPIO

The PL2303GC is a low cost and high performance USB-to-Serial Bridge Controller. The PL2303GC provides a convenient small-factor solution for connecting an RS232-like full-duplex asynchronous serial device to any USB host. Prolific provides highly compatible drivers that could simulate the traditional COM port on most operating systems allowing the existing applications based on COM port to easily migrate and be made USB ready.

By taking advantage of USB bulk transfer mode and large data buffers, PL2303GC is capable of achieving higher throughput compared to traditional UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) ports. The flexible baud rate generator of PL2303GC also could be programmed to generate any rate between 1 bps to 12 Mbps.

PL2303GC Data Sheet

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PL2303GC Data Sheet

Windows drivers

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL23XX_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v206.zip 2021/05/19 v2.0.6 11016.81KB
Windows Driver Installer Setup Program
(For PL2303 HXD, SA, TA, TB, RA GC, GS, GT, GL, GE , GD, GR versions)
Installer version & Build date: 2.0.6 (2021-5-13)
Windows Vista/7/8.1/10 (32 & 64-bit) WDF WHQL Driver: v3.8.39.0 (01/08/2021) / v5.1.0.0 (05/13/2021)
- Windows 10 Certified WHQL Driver (TH1 1507, TH2 1511, RS1 1607, RS2 1703, RS3 1709, RS4 1803,RS5 1809,19H1 1903,19H2 1909, 20H1 VB versions)
- Windows Vista, 7, 8.1 Certified WHQL Driver
- Compatible with Windows Server 2016, Server2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2019
- Auto-download driver via Windows Update (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)
Windows XP (32 & 64-bit) WDM Driver: v3.8.38.0 (12/01/2020)
- Compatible with Windows 2000SP4 & Server2003
Windows XP (32 & 64-bit) WDM WHQL Driver: v5.0.8.1 (07/08/2019)
- Windows XP Certified WHQL Driver
- Compatible with Windows 2000SP4 & Server2003
- Installer Language Support: English (default), Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese
- For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303, PID_2304, PID_23A3, PID_23B3, PID_23C3,PID_23D3,PID_23E3,PID_23F3,PID_2323.
- Includes Certification Report, User Manual, Driver Release Notes, CheckChipVersion Tool
- Installer supports silent install (add "/s" parameter when running program)

Mac OS drivers

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303HXD_G_Mac Driver_v2.1.0_20210311.zip 2021/03/31 v2.1.0 513.18KB
Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v2.1.0 (PKG file format)
For Mac OS Big Sur (version 11) - see NOTE below
For Mac OS Catalina (version 10.15) .
For Mac OS Mojave (version 10.14)
For Mac OS High Sierra (version 10.13)
For Mac OS X Sierra (version 10.12)
For Mac OS X El Capitan (version 10.11)
For Mac OS X Yosemite (version 10.10)
For Mac OS X Mavericks (version 10.9)
For PL2303 H/HX/HXD/EA/RA/SA/TA/TB chip versions
For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 Only
For PL2303GC, GS, GT, GL, GE , GD, GR chip versions
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

Linux Drivers

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303G_Linux_Driver_v1.0.5.zip 2021/01/19 v1.0.5 639.69KB
Linux Kernel 5.5 and above already includes built-in drivers for PL2303G Chip.
If you's Linux kernel is v2.6.15 ~v5.4, Please update the PL2303G Linux driver via PL2303G_Linux_Driver_v1.0.5.zip

Android SDK

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303G_Android_v1003_20210118.zip 2021/01/25 v1.0.0.3 6592.83KB
PL2303G Android USB Host API SDK v1.0.0.3
Requirements:
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- USB Device with PL2303GC, PL2303GS, PL2303GT, PL2303GL, PL2303GE, PL2303GR controller chip
- 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
- Single port (PL2303GSimpleTest.apk)
- Modem Status/Flow Control (PL2303G_ModemStatus.apk)
- GPIO Control (PL2303G_GPIO.apk)
- Multi-port (PL2303G_MultiSimpleTest.apk)
2. PL2303G Android Demo Apps User's Manual
3. PL2303G Android Sample App Source Code
4. PL2303G Android Java Driver Library
5. PL2303G Android App Development Reference Documents

PL2303G Windows GPIO Test

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303G_GPIOTest_v1001.zip 2020/07/27 v1.0.0.1 4953.90KB
PL2303G 16-GPIO LED Indicator Application Note
Includes GPIO Test Sample Program and Source Code

PL2303GC Migration Guide V1.0

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This resource is for PL2303GC USB to Full UART Bridge Controller with GPIO. Click download to view the document.

PL2303GC Schematic SSOP28 V1.2

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This resource is for PL2303GC USB to Full UART Bridge Controller with GPIO. Click download to view the document.

PL2303GC Schematic QFN24 V1.4

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This resource is for PL2303GC USB to Full UART Bridge Controller with GPIO. Click download to view the document.

PL2303GC Schematic SSOP28 for RS485 V1.0

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Description

The PL2303GC is a low cost and high performance USB-to-Serial Bridge Controller. The PL2303GC provides a convenient small-factor solution for connecting an RS232-like full-duplex asynchronous serial device to any USB host. Prolific provides highly compatible drivers that could simulate the traditional COM port on most operating systems allowing the existing applications based on COM port to easily migrate and be made USB ready.

By taking advantage of USB bulk transfer mode and large data buffers, PL2303GC is capable of achieving higher throughput compared to traditional UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) ports. The flexible baud rate generator of PL2303GC also could be programmed to generate any rate between 1 bps to 12 Mbps.


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