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FTDI drivers installation on 64-bit macOS

Driver Installation Manual

Download and unpack the drivers for your OS from the FTDI website https://ftdichip.com/drivers/d2xx-drivers/ and follow the installation steps (these assume you have copied the distribution’s D2XX folder to the desktop):

1. Open a Terminal window (Finder->Go->Utilities->Terminal).

2. If the /usr/local/lib directory does not exist, create it:

    sudo mkdir /usr/local/lib

3. if the /usr/local/include directory does not exist, create it:

    sudo mkdir /usr/local/include

4. Copy the dylib file to /usr/local/lib:

    sudo cp Desktop/D2XX/libftd2xx.1.4.16.dylib /usr/local/lib/libftd2xx.1.4.16.dylib

5. Make a symbolic link:

    sudo ln -sf /usr/local/lib/libftd2xx.1.4.16.dylib /usr/local/lib/libftd2xx.dylib

6. Copy the D2XX include file:

    sudo cp Desktop/D2XX/ftd2xx.h /usr/local/include/ftd2xx.h

7. Copy the WinTypes include file:

    sudo cp Desktop/D2XX/WinTypes.h /usr/local/include/WinTypes.h

8. You have now successfully installed the D2XX library.

 

You may also check the FTDI drivers installation video tutorial.

NOTE: With Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) and later, Apple has built their own version of the FTDI VCP driver into the operating system (AN134) and no additional installation is necessary.

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