PL2303GL 8-Pin USB to UART Bridge Controller

The PL2303GL is a low cost and high performance USB-to-Serial Bridge Controller. The PL2303GL provides a convenient small-factor solution for connecting an RS232-like full-duplex asynchronous serial device (TXD/RXD only) 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, PL2303GL is capable of achieving higher throughput compared to traditional UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) ports. The flexible baud rate generator of PL2303GL also could be programmed to generate any rate between 1 bps to 115 kbps.

PL2303GL Data Sheet

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PL2303GL Data Sheet

WINDOWS drivers

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File Name Release Date Version File Size
PL23XX_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v203.zip 2020/10/14 v2.0.3 7935.77KB

Windows Driver Installer Setup Program
(For PL2303 HXD, SA, TA, TB, RA GC, GS, GT, GL, GE , GD, GR versions)
Installer version & Build date: 2.0.3 (2020-10-14)
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)

Mac OS drivers

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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.

Linux drivers

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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

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:
- 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:
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

Description

The PL2303GL is a low cost and high performance USB-to-Serial Bridge Controller. The PL2303GL provides a convenient small-factor solution for connecting an RS232-like full-duplex asynchronous serial device (TXD/RXD only) 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, PL2303GL is capable of achieving higher throughput compared to traditional UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) ports. The flexible baud rate generator of PL2303GL also could be programmed to generate any rate between 1 bps to 115 kbps.


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