PL2303GE USB to Full UART IC With Integrated System-Level ESD Protection

The new PL2303GE chip is the latest G-Series IC product added to the popular PL2303 USB to Serial (UART) Bridge Controller family, replacing the PL2303EA (with ESD protection) chip. It provides an advanced full-featured single-chip bridge solution for connecting a full-duplex UART asynchronous serial interface device to any Universal Serial Bus (USB) capable host. The PL2303GE provides robust USB drivers to simulate the traditional COM port (via virtual COM Port) on most operating systems, allowing existing serial UART applications based on legacy COM ports to easily migrate and be made USB-ready.

PL2303GE Data Sheet

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PL2303GE Data Sheet

Linux Driver

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303G_Linux_Driver_v1.0.4.zip 2020/06/05 v1.0.4 338.98KB

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_v1.0.4.zip

WINDOWS Driver

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL23XX_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v202.zip 2020/05/27 v2.0.2 10980.21KB

Windows Driver Installer Setup Program
(For PL2303 HXD, SA, TA, TB, RA GC, GS, GT, GL, GE , GD, GR versions)
Installer version & Build date: 2.0.2 (2020-05-27)
Windows Vista/7/8.1/10 (32 & 64-bit) WDF WHQL Driver: v3.8.31.0 (07/30/2019) / v5.0.15.0 (04/06/2020)
- 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
- Auto-download driver via Windows Update (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)
Windows XP (32 & 64-bit) WDM WHQL Driver: v3.8.31.1 (07/30/2019) / v5.0.15.1 (04/06/2020)
- 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)

Android SDK

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303G_Android_v1000_20180827.zip 2019/03/18 v1.0.0.0 6602.81KB

PL2303G Android USB Host API SDK v1.0.0.0
Requirements:
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- USB Device with PL2303GC, PL2303GS, PL2303GT, PL2303GL, PL2303GE 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 (supports Android 5.0)
- 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 (supports Android 5.0)
5. PL2303G Android App Development Reference Documents

Mac OS Driver

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL2303HXD_G_Driver_v2.0.0_20191204.zip 2019/12/04 v2.0.0 1296.49KB

Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v2.0.0 (PKG file format)

For Mac OS High Sierra (version 10.15) - see NOTE below.
For Mac OS High Sierra (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 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

Description

The new PL2303GE chip is the latest G-Series IC product added to the popular PL2303 USB to Serial (UART) Bridge Controller family, replacing the PL2303EA (with ESD protection) chip. It provides an advanced full-featured single-chip bridge solution for connecting a full-duplex UART asynchronous serial interface device to any Universal Serial Bus (USB) capable host. The PL2303GE provides robust USB drivers to simulate the traditional COM port (via virtual COM Port) on most operating systems, allowing existing serial UART applications based on legacy COM ports to easily migrate and be made USB-ready.
The PL2303GE provides USB port system-level ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection that eliminates the need for external ESD protection components to minimize PCB size and save BOM costs. The PL2303GE offers ESD protection on the USB port pins up to ±15kV Human Body Model (HBM) and meets the IEC-61000-4-2ESD specification.
The new PL2303GE is pin-to-pin compatible with the PL2303EA chip. It also integrates an internal precise clock generator (no external crystal required), USB 1.1 transceiver, Serial Interface Engine (SIE), LDO voltage regulator, power-on-reset (POR), FIFO data buffers, and OTPROM.

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