Serial port not recognised (Windows)


#1

Hi,

I’m using the SiliconLabs CP210 drivers to connect to a Naze32(drone flight controller) over usb, Cinder doesn’t seem to recognise the COM port on Windows, Serial::getDevices() is empty.
I assume the drivers work just like the ftdi creating a virtual com port, so in Cinder there should be no difference, am I wrong?
I also tried to list the ports in python and open the serial, everything works fine.

CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers
http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/pages/usbtouartbridgevcpdrivers.aspx


#2

I believe there’s a problem currently with the internal serial code. https://github.com/cinder/Cinder/issues/1064


#3

Like Ryan said, there is currently a problem with discovery on Windows. It’s pretty easy to get https://github.com/pizthewiz/Cinder-Serial working though. You also get the extra features of being able to filter not only by the port name but by the device description as well.


#4

thanks for the tips, I’ll have a look over the weekend