The ever popular FTDI USB to UART IC now comes with built-in EEPROM and built-in oscillator! This IC comes in a 28-pin SSOP package. The FT232R is the latest IC from FTDI requiring very few external components for operation!
Note: The SSOP package is quite small. It can be soldered by hand with a small soldering iron but is not recommended for beginners. Alternative product FT232 Breakout Board
Guaranteed Genuine FTDI Chip
Implements full v2.0 USB protocol
Needs no external crystal
Requires only decoupling caps
Internal EEPROM for device ID and Product Description strings
Royalty-Free Driver support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX