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FT 6050 Smart Transceiver

Open systems IP communication and control SoC for BACnet and LON over Free Topology (FT) media


The FT 6050 Smart Transceiver system on chip (SoC) combines a high-performance Neuron® core with a Free Topology transceiver on a single chip to facilitate the design of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and consolidate smart control networks. The FT 6050 is a key product in the IzoT® platform — the most comprehensive and open control networking platform for the IIoT. The device natively supports both BACnet and LON communications on the same network and offers compatibility with the large installed base of LON and BACnet MS/TP devices, while adding support for LON/IP and BACnet/IP communication. This unique capability enables two of the most popular industrial protocols to communicate simultaneously over the highly reliable, widely adopted and easy to install Free Topology (FT) media. The FT 6050 is designed to deliver unprecedented flexibility and openness while lowering development and device costs in smart buildings and industrial installations.
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Integrated FT transceiver

High performance

  • Four independent cores to manage the physical MAC layer, the communication protocol stacks, the user application, and interrupts
  • Up to 80MHz system clock
  • 64KB RAM and 16KB ROM

Support for larger external flash memories, up to 256KB applications

Unique 48-bit IEEE MAC ID

Support for up to 254 network variables (NVs), 127 aliases and 254 address table entries

Peripheral interfaces:

  • Serial interface for external EEPROM or flash
  • 12 I/O pins with 35 programmable standard I/O modes
  • Hardware USART

Compatible with low-cost surface mount FT-X3 communications transformer

3.3V operation (5V tolerant digital I/O)

Operational temperature range: -40 °C to 85 °C

48pin QFN package (7mm x 7mm)


Built-in LON, LON/IP, BACnet/IP, and BACnet MS/TP stacks provide compatibility with millions of LON and BACnet devices and enabling IP access to every FT 6050 based device

Built-in Free Topology (FT) transceiver provides the most cost-effective, easy-to-install, and easy-to-use interface for communication with twisted-pair cables supporting polarity-insensitive free topology star, daisy chain, bus, loop, or mixed topology wiring and very high noise immunity

A rich set of LonMark and IoT standard profiles and data types further reduce application development time

Easy migration of existing applications written for previous generation Neuron chips and smart transceivers

Free and royalty-free IzoT SDKs for simple integration with other processors

Integrated flash file system for data logging and other applications requiring persistent storage

MikroBUS-compatible FT Click available for FT 6050 evaluation and easy IoT application development

Name Date Version
FT 6050 Smart Transceiver Datasheet (2.32 MB)
Name Date Version
Brochure: Deliver the Promise of the IoT (3.42 MB)
FT 6050 Smart Transceiver Sellsheet (2.87 MB)
Software Resources
Name Date Version
IzoT Resource Editor(7.58 KB)
User guides and manuals
Name Date Version
FT 6050 EVK Quick Start (328.44 KB)
ISI Programmer's Guide (1.5 MB)
IzoT BACnet Developer's Guide (830.47 KB)
IzoT Resource Editor User's Guide (1.34 MB)
Neuron Assembly Language Reference (2.28 MB)
Neuron C Programmer's Guide (1.39 MB)
Neuron C Reference Guide (1.45 MB)
Neuron Field Compiler User Guide (612.5 KB)
Neuron Tools Errors Guide (1.29 MB)
Name Date Version
Analog-to-Digital Conversion with the Neuron Chip (133.61 KB)
Design Practices for Using a LonWorks Free Topology Channel on Trains (307.8 KB)
EIA-232C Serial Interfacing with the Neuron Chip (62.42 KB)
I/O Model Reference for Smart Transceivers and Neuron Chips (1.72 MB)
ISI Protocol Specification (616.5 KB)
IzoT Interface Interpreter(7.58 KB)
IzoT NodeBuilder(7.58 KB)
IzoT ShortStack(7.58 KB)
Junction Box and Wiring Guideline for Twisted Pair LonWorks Networks (312.12 KB)
LonScanner(7.58 KB)
Neuron Chip Quadrature Input Function Interface (44.62 KB)
NodeUtil and NodeLoad Utilities(7.58 KB)
Parallel I/O Interface to the Neuron Chip (94.76 KB)
Scanning a Keypad with the Neuron Chip (34.79 KB)
Series 6000 Chip Databook (2.17 MB)
Understanding the Neuron® Firmware Address Table (116.21 KB)
Using SPI and Neurowire I/O Object Models to Interface with Peripherals and Microcontrollers (282.2 KB)
Name Date Version
Driving a Seven Segment Display with the Neuron Chip (60.93 KB)