I am trying to work with a custom PCB that uses an FTDI FT232RL to talk to my computer (MacBookPro running OSX 10.11 El Capitan) for a hardware project. I am using Matlab to send serial commands, running into some problems there with ClearToSend (CTS) pin apparently 'high' (off), but that's another story.
However my problem right now is that my Mac won't "release" (not sure what else to call this) the device after I unplug it. I can unplug the device and put it on another USB bus, but I can really only do this once, because the same thing happens again if I unplug -- this makes my development difficult, because the only way I've found to fix this is to restart the whole computer. How can I release/reset/clear these devices?
If I open System Information>Hardware>USB, I can essentially see the same device listed twice on the device tree.
This makes it so that when I try
ls /dev/tty.* (in either Matlab or Terminal) the device is not listed, it's essentially blocked, even though it's plugged in and shows up twice on the device tree. What should I do?
I have installed the version 2.3 FTDI driver, and it seems to work otherwise. Please let me know what other information I can provide to get to the bottom of this. Thanks