Yaesu USB Driver Update

11.Nov.2018 Update

I have lost track of how many updates Microsoft has released since I first penned this article a few years ago. Working to troubleshoot an issue in an online forum I was pleased to find Silicon Labs has continued to release updated drivers.

Reviewing the release notes also available at the link below the latest drivers are certified with later versions of Windows 10.

https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers

The version on the Yaesu website is several years old.

DriverVer=03/28/2016,6.7.3.350

Current version available from Silicon Labs

DriverVer = 05/23/2018,10.1.3.2130

Install was easy it updated the existing driver install.

I am running Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit and am able to run the latest version of PCC downloaded from the Yaesu website without any special settings. Ham Radio Deluxe also works just fine with the updated driver.

With all of the security issues folks are having with Windows as Microsoft hardens the operating system. I would recommend following the Microsoft broad recommendation of keeping drivers updated.

73, Jay


Original Jan 2016 Posting

I received an email from Ed Ve7ED raising awareness to a new USB serial driver from Silicon Labs, this is the chip which Yaesu uses in the FTDX3000 and I suspect other serial to USB radios and cables. Note if you are using Linux or OSX drivers for those platforms are also available. I have installed the 64Bit driver on my Windows 10 system and no runs, drips or errors.

Also worth noting drivers are available for OSX, Linux and Android if you are for example using FLDigi on those platforms.

“A lot of people have had issues with the Yaesu USB Driver

FYI, Silicon Labs just released a new driver Jan 26, 2016

Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Silcon Labs downloads

Ed, VE7ED

ve7ed.com “

Thanks, Ed for sharing.

73 Until next time, Jay

2 Comments

  1. The Yaesu driver up-date above indicates that USB port drivers are available for Mac OS 10 systems. How do I find the correct driver for a FT DX 3000 to be connected to a Mac Pro running OS X Version 10.11.6, and the download and installation instructions? I want to run Fldigi software for digital mode communication.
    Thanks,

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