Compatability of CP210X USB to Uart Bridge with windows 10 when it releases?
CP210x devices should work on Win10 after installing CP210x VCP driver.
If need the CP210x VCP driver certified for Windows 10, please contact our technical support team from here:
Jiehui is correct. To provide a little more information, we do have a Windows 10 driver at the moment that has been signed and is certified; however due to a limitation on the pre-release Microsoft test tools for Windows 10, the driver is only signed for use in Windows 10, and does not include backwards compatibility with Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7. We are planning on updating our driver to also include backwards compatibility as soon as the full test suite is available from Microsoft. It is because we haven't gotten the full test suite from Microsoft that we haven't posted the Windows 10 driver on the website.
For now, you could wait until we can certify the driver for backwards compatibility with Windows 8/8.1 and 7. Alternatively, you can see the post below for the Windows 10 driver, and you could begin development with this driver for Windows 10 and the older driver for Windows 8/8.1 and 7. The associated tools that go along with the driver such as the Driver Customization Wizard are still in process and not available so the driver has to be installed as is.
edit Please see the response below for the Windows 10 certified driver, rather than contacting our technical support portal.
Here is the Windows 10 driver. Please note that this driver contains the default VID/PID for our devices, only, and is not yet supported with our driver customization tools. If you're using your own VID/PID, then you will have to modify the .inf file directly to include these values, however please be aware that if you make any changes to the drivers .inf file, the digital signature will be invalidated.
Can any progress be reported on the customizable Windows 10 driver?
The customizable Windows 10 driver is still in progress. I will let you know when it is available.
The driver DOES NOT work... and the support from your side and Microsoft is poor... Both you and Microsoft claim that the driver will install itself automatically when the 210x device is plugged in. I can assure you that it will not. I have two different devices with your chips (2102 DCL 0A2 1516+ and 2102 DCF 07L 1525+) and they both are not recognized in Windows 10, nor they invoke any driver installation.
First, the USB to UART Bridge port can only be installed manually by "adding legacy hardware". Second, even when installed it does not work. The message in the Device Manager under Properties, Device status says: "This device cannot start. (Code 10). The specified request is not a valid operation for the target device."
Tried multiple times, with reboots on two different Windows 10 machines, one 32-bit, another 64-bit, with exactly the same results!
I am also experiencing the same exact symptoms identified by RichS. I need this working with Win10 ASAP, so what can we do to get this resolved?
I recommend creating a technical support ticket so we can investigate what is happening with your device: http://www.silabs.com/support/pages/contacttechnicalsupport.aspx
Any update on when correctly signed VCP drivers with backwards compatibility will be available.
Full release of Win10 has been out for months now.
My Icom amateur radio transceiver contains your CP210x bridge. I have just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 64 bit and now find that I am unable to connect it to my radio. I have tried installing your v6.7.1 but it will not install on my machine. The installation process seems to work and states that the driver has been successfully installed but no files are created on my machine!
I am having the exact same issue as STAR - using an ICOM IC-9100 that works great on different laptop using Windows 7 and this same driver. I spoke to ICOM yesterday and they stated they have a Win10 machine that works with the driver but "the guy that made it work" is out of the country and he knows there was some level of effort to get it to work but he didn't know what was done. He was under the impression the other tech got a beta driver from Silicon Labs to make it work.
I think we all understand you are working on the issue but the more you know the better (sometimes).
Thank you for your continued support.
After reading through this thread as well as other threads on QRZ.com, I thought I'd post my own experience with this driver issue and windows 10. I had previously been using my Yaseu FTDx1200 radio and it's sound card adapter with ham radio deluxe on a windows XP system without issues. I just purchased a Dell XPS 8900 computer. Using the windows 10 driver specified in this thread, I first installed the driver then attached my Yaesu radio with the SCU-17 external sound cardiac interface. Comports were found, (Com 4 and 3) and it is working flawlessly. I suspect some of the problems people have found installing this driver is because they connected their radio 1st to the computer without installing the driver 1st. Once this happens it is difficult to remove the old driver completely from the system. in any event, I am proof that this driver can work with windows 10 in a brand-new computer that was not upgraded from a prior version of windows.
I'm very pleased for DG that he has been able to succeed with the Silabs driver v6.7.1 However, I am still no closer to getting it to work on my machine! Yes, I did install the driver before turning on my radio (which holds the cp210x device). I also used RAPR.exe - the driver store explorer - to check that no previous drivers were lurking there. Icom UK have told me that they have been able to get v6.1 working in compatibility mode on a Win 10 machine. However, it doesn't work for me.
So we strongly suggest you contact ICOM to get a solution.
For more information, please see this knowledge base article for troubleshoot USB issue: http://community.silabs.com/t5/Interface-Knowledge-Base/Troubleshooting-a-Product-Using-a-CP210x-USB-to-UART-Bridge/ta-p/131318
Regarding Delu's posting:- I have since found that Silabs driver v6.7.1 WILL install and works faultlessly on my other Win10 (64 bit) computer. This fact shows that the CP210x device in the ICOM radio is NOT customised.
However, driver 6.7.1 will still NOT install on my brand new Asus win 10 (64 bit) computer. I have even used the Win10 'Repair' facility to remove all installed software and take the machine back to a blank state.
Surely all this points to an issue with the driver? I see that Silabs have not yet officially released a Win10 driver on their website.