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New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:29 pm
by EmbeddedMan
I've created a set of Windows drivers for the chipKIT boards that use USB serial (like Fubarino SD, Fubarino Mini, etc.). These are NOT the FTDI drivers that you need for normal MAX32, uC32, and UNO32 communication.

Rather, these drivers are what Windows needs in order to know how to talk to a chipKIT board that's using its on-board USB port for serial communication. These drivers are used for both programming (i.e. bootloading) and serial communication from within the sketch when using USB serial.

These drivers are signed, which means they will work for Window XP, Vista, Win7 and Win8, both 32 and 64 bit versions of all.

There are three ways you can install the drivers:

1) You can download and run the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.exe file. This is a self extracting executable, which will extract the actual driver files and an installer application (USBDriverInstaller.exe) into the same directory as itself, and then launch the installer application.

2) You can download the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.zip file, and extract it. Inside, you will see the USBDriverInstaller.exe application, which, when run, will install the drivers for you.

3) The Stk500v2.inf file is included in the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.zip file, and that's really the only thing that Windows needs. You can point Windows to that inf file if you want to manually install the drivers at any time.

Note that under Windows 8, you may get a warning that "Windows protected your PC". You will have to click "More info", and then "Run anyway" to run the .exe file. This warning _should_ go away as Microsoft begins trusting this app more (if nobody reports it as evil).

Also, the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.exe file does not appear to enjoy being run from the desktop. Put it in some other directory before running it.

Please try this driver out if you have a chance. Note that there are no functional differences from the drivers that are currently included in MPIDE (as of 3/31/2013) - the only difference is that this set of drivers has been signed.

Please leave a note here if you have any questions or issues. This set of drivers and this installer will be included in future MPIDE builds.

chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.exe
chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.zip


*Brian

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:35 pm
by Jacob Christ
Thank you Brian!

I've already passed along the link to this post to my class that is using the Fubarino SD. We are grateful to you.

Jacob

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:33 am
by Demask
EmbeddedMan wrote:These drivers are signed, which means they will work for Window XP, Vista, Win7 and Win8, both 32 and 64 bit versions of all
*Brian
Awesome Brian could you make an update for Windows 10?

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:13 pm
by EmbeddedMan
Demask-

To my knowledge, the existing driver installer will work fine on Windows 10, no update is needed. At least that was my experience on the last 2 Win 10 machines I built. Are you having trouble getting them to install on Windows 10?

*Brian

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:12 pm
by GastonLagaffe
Salut,

I had no issues any more after using the drivers form this site: http://www.14core.com/drivers/
It seems to cover most of the chips.

Ciao, Mathias

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:06 pm
by majenko
For the FTDI boards FTDI provide the drivers, and it's up to them to provide signed windows 10 drivers.

For the boards with a direct USB connection, in windows 10, there is no need for a driver. It emulates a standard CDC/ACM device, and as such Windows sees it without drivers. Yes, you *can* install drivers so it gives it a specific name, but you don't *need* to install drivers. Not for a CDC/ACM device.

It only took them 20 years to catch up with the rest of the world...

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:53 am
by Zarajo
EmbeddedMan wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:29 pm
I've created a set of Windows drivers for the chipKIT boards that use USB serial (like Fubarino SD, Fubarino Mini, etc.). These are NOT the FTDI drivers that you need for normal MAX32, uC32, and UNO32 communication.

Rather, these drivers are what Windows needs in order to know how to talk to a chipKIT board that's using its on-board USB port for serial communication. These drivers are used for both programming (i.e. bootloading) and serial communication from within the sketch when using USB serial.

These drivers are signed, which means they will work for Window XP, Vista, Win7 and Win8, both 32 and 64 bit versions of all.

There are three ways you can install the drivers:

1) You can download and run the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.exe file. This is a self extracting executable, which will extract the actual driver files and an installer application (USBDriverInstaller.exe) into the same directory as itself, and then launch the installer application.

2) You can download the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.zip file, and extract it. Inside, you will see the USBDriverInstaller.exe application, which, when run, will install the drivers for you.

3) The Stk500v2.inf file is included in the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.zip file, and that's really the only thing that Windows needs. You can point Windows to that inf file if you want to manually install the drivers at any time.

Note that under Windows 8, you may get a warning that "Windows protected your PC". You will have to click "More info", and then "Run anyway" to run the .exe file. This warning _should_ go away as Microsoft begins trusting this app more (if nobody reports it as evil).

Also, the chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.exe file does not appear to enjoy being run from the desktop. Put it in some other directory before running it.

Please try this driver out if you have a chance. Note that there are no functional differences from the drivers that are currently included in MPIDE (as of 3/31/2013) - the only difference is that this set of drivers has been signed.

Please leave a note here if you have any questions or issues. This set of drivers and this installer will be included in future MPIDE builds.

chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.exe
chipKITDriverInstaller_v10.zip


*Brian
Awesome Brian dude
could you make an update for Windows 10?

Re: New signed USB Serial drivers -

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:06 am
by majenko
Windows 10 doesn't need drivers. It has class-compliant CDC/ACM drivers built in.