FTDI: Can I do this?

Hi folks,

simple question: Can I do this?

     serial          USB          serial
uC <--------> FTDI <-----> FTDI <--------> uC

uC means microcontroller

Thank you.

No. The FTDI is a USB client not a host, it would need to be a host for doing that.

However, you can skip the USB connector, and connect TX to RX and RX to TX (and grounds, of course), and achieve similar results.

Yes, I know, but there are some periphericals I want to use that is very, very hard to disassembly, e.g. an OBD-II cable. (I broke one already.)

Thank you.