FatFs Generic FAT File System Module


FatFs is a generic FAT file system module for small embedded systems. The FatFs is written in compliance with ANSI C and completely separated from the disk I/O layer. Therefore it is independent of hardware architecture. It can be incorporated into low cost microcontrollers, such as AVR, 8051, PIC, ARM, Z80, 68k and etc..., without any change. Petit FatFs module is also available here.


Application Interface

FatFs module provides following functions to the applications. In other words, this list describes what FatFs can do to access the FAT volumes.

Disk I/O Interface

Since the FatFs module is completely separated from disk I/O layer, it requires following functions at least to access the physical media. When O/S related feature is enabled, it will require process/memory functions in addition. However the low level disk I/O module is not a part of FatFs module so that it must be provided by user. The sample drivers are also available in the resources.


The FatFs module is a free software opened for education, research and development. You can use, modify and/or redistribute it for personal projects or commercial products without any restriction under your responsibility. For further information, refer to the application note.