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AR# 33569

Xilinx Evaluation Kits - Where can I find the USB UART driver?

Description

I have a Xilinx Evaluation Kit that uses the USB UART port, however the Wizard does not find the appropriate driver files on my machine.

Where can I find this driver?

Solution

6 Series Evaluation Kits (for example, ML605, SP605 and SP601) as well as 7 Series Evaluation Kits ( KC705, VC707, AC701), UltraScale Evaluation Kits ( KCU105, VCU108, VCU110), and UltraScale+ Evaluation Kits (ZCU102) use a mini-B USB cable to connect the USB UART port on the board to a PC.

If the driver for this CP210x USB to UART bridge is not automatically recognized, this can be found and downloaded from two locations:

  • Silicon Labs Website: https://www.silabs.com/Pages/default.aspx
    You can find the appropriate drivers on the Silicon Labs Website by searching for "VCP drivers CP210x".
  • Alternatively, typing "VCP drivers CP210x" into any Internet search engine should give you results for the appropriate driver files.
    Note: as these are not provided by Xilinx, please ensure to use a trusted source.

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AR# 33569
Date Created 09/25/2009
Last Updated 10/14/2016
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
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  • Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit
  • Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit
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  • Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Video and Imaging Kit
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  • Virtex-7 FPGA VC707 Evaluation Kit
  • Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit
  • Spartan-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit
  • Spartan-6 FPGA Embedded Kit
  • Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit
  • Spartan-6 FPGA SP605 Evaluation Kit
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Broadcast Connectivity Kit
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Embedded Kit
  • Virtex-6 FPGA ML605 Evaluation Kit
  • Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit
  • Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit
  • Virtex UltraScale FPGA VCU108 Evaluation Kit
  • Virtex UltraScale FPGA VCU110 Development Kit
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