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Aten Usb To Serial Bridge Windows 10 Driver

11/30/2021

Background

Recently we started using the UC232A USB-to-Serial Converter to connect to a board.
The software we used was TeraTerm on a 64bit Windows 10without installing custom drivers.

Usually, Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 will automatically install the ATEN USB-to-Serial driver v3.3.7.131 (or 3.4.62.295). This article describes the procedure for downloading and installing version 3.3.3.131 (or 3.4.62.295) of the Bridgemate Pro server USB-serial converter for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Connect the UC-232A USB-to-Serial Adapter to a USB port in your computer. The following dialog box appears to confirm that the driver has been installed and that your UC-232A is ready to use: Mac Installation Installing the Software 1. Insert the installation disk into the CD-ROM drive. Open the CD-ROM Folder, then open the Intel MAC. Download ATEN UC232A Drivers for Windows 10 (32bit 64 bit) 61.74.404.1492 for free here.

Our serial port configuration was the following:

  • Baud rate: 115200
  • Data: 8 bit
  • Parity: none
  • Stop: 1 bit
  • Flow control: none
  • Transmit delay:
    5 msec/char
    5 msec/line

The problem

Aten Usb To Serial Bridge Windows 10 Driver

We noticed that something was wrong with the process as the terminal would not operate consistently.
Some times keystrokes did not appear on screen, in other times results would not appear correctly (they could be truncated or mixed with other data) and in general, the system acted like it was possessed by a ghost.

Troubleshooting

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We played around with the configuration parameters, hoping that it was an issue like having the need to add large transmit delay but it did not change anything, the communication with the board was unstable.
Afterwards, we switched to another cable, of a different company, and everything worked as expected. The data on the screen was consistent and the ghost was banished. The UC232A was brand new so we tested that it works on a GNU/Linux machine, which turned out to be OK. Doing so, these two tests led us to the conclusion that since both the cable operates properly on GNU/Linux and the board operates properly using the other cable, that the issue we had was the automatically installed Windows 10 drivers.

Solution

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While the cable was unplugged, we installed the official drivers we found here.
To find the drivers on that page, click on Support and Download tab at the bottom and then click on the Software & Drivers panel.
From the new table that will appear, under the category Windows Legacy Software & Driver we used the latest version that was available at the time that this post was written, which was v1.0.082 dated 2016-01-27uc232a_windows_setup_v1.0.082.zip (uc232a_windows_setup_v1.0.082.zip (8047 downloads) retrieved on the 23rd of November 2016).
After the download was finished, we restarted the machine, plugged in the cable and gave it another go.
The system was working as expected.

Following, you will find the screenshots from the device manager, after we got the cable working right.

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