Hello there!

Do you own a Mac and an Arduino board with the FTDI chip, the most widely used chip in Arduino devices for USB communication? Then you probably know that Apple’s default drivers for FTDI on Yosemite weren’t working correctly. You had to manually download them from FTDI chip site and install them.

So what did we do for you?

We released our new Mac drivers package, which includes the drivers for the FTDI chip for Yosemite. No more searching, downloading and installing is needed, and furthermore they work with all OSX for Mac.

Is this enough? Of course not…

We talked to WCH, the manufacturer of CH340G chip which is a great new alternative to FTDI,  and we created a new driver that supports the CH340G chip on Yosemite (a world first!) and all OSX for Mac.

As a result, you can now install these drivers securely, without having to disable your computers’ security settings, as you did in the past. Both drivers are included in one package, and all you have to do is to download and install them and you are good to go! Simple as that.

As always you are welcome to drop us a line if you have any feedback, comments or ideas!

Best
codebender

15 thoughts on “[New Stuff] Updated Mac Drivers

  1. Hey Antonis,

    thank you man! You saved my day and no need anymore to have this Windows VM.

    Cheers from Germany
    Felix

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  2. Hi,

    I’ve got a DCCduino Nano, and I’ve installed your package, it still cannot be found.
    My machine: iMac 27, mid 2011, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4

    any suggestion?

    Regards
    Shenghua

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  3. Finally I found the reason: it can not be connected to Mac via usb extensional cable. If it connected directly to usb slot of Mac, it will show in /dev folder. However, usb hub works well (I use a Belkin usb hub).

    The only issue is: occasionally it will crash the system to cause the Mac reboot. Next time when crash happened, I will copy and paste here

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    • Hello there,

      I am happy to know that you managed to find a solution for your issue.
      For any questions or issues you might have, please keep in mind that you can contact me at anytime at support@codebender.cc.

      Best Regards
      Antonis CC

      Reply
  4. The link to the driver keeps trying to make me install the firefox plugin, which I don’t want to do. Can you post the direct link to the driver itself?

    Thanks!

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  5. Hi, thanks for your hard work, but it’s unclear what your pkg contains. And there is no uninstall option or documentation on how to uninstall. Like many users I therefore will not use it. If you could make it clear (ideally via opensource) exactly what is in your package as well as providing a clean uninstall option your hard work would be useful to more people like myself ?

    thanks again.

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    • HI there stu!
      It contains repackaged manufacturers’ drivers. If the manufacturers provide uninstall instructions for their drivers then you can follow those instructions. For closed source drivers we unfortunately can’t provide source code either because we don’t have access to it or because we don’t have permission. If you’d like us to add uninstall instructions please make a request 🙂

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      • Hi,
        Same issue here on OSX 10.11.3.
        The ch34x driver from WCH crashes… and your FTDI driver is not better. OSX crashes and reboot when I plug a ch340 device.

        Why didn’t you give this uninstal procedure ???
        To uninstall your kext, under terminal the command is :

        sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext

        Minimal thanks 😉

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        • Hi there,
          If you had any issues with the drivers, you could have contacted us at support@codebender.cc. You see
          the driver installer is tested and crashes are really, really rare. The steps of uninstalling
          the drivers distributed by codebender are described here.

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