12-16-2015 03:17 PM
I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running Windows 10.
Are the USB UART Drivers for SmartFusion2 KickStart kit, which I download from the Avnet website, compatible with Windows 10?
12-16-2015 03:26 PM
Mike, I have not tried to run the utility on a Surface Pro, but I have run it under Windows 10 and have seen it run on a number of other Windows 10 laptops during SpeedWay training sessions. Please report back if you are experiencing issues. The driver is from FTDI, who makes the quad USB to serial converter.
12-16-2015 03:36 PM
Here is some additional information for those who struggle to run the Windows "SmartFusion2 KickStart Board Tester" utility :
The demo program claims to operate on .NET framework version 4.0, however this forum describers why it sometimes fails to run: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13748055/could-not-load-type-system-runtime-compilerservices-exte...
If you have trouble, installing .NET Framework 4.5.2 often solves the problem. You may have to restart your SmartFusion2 Kickstart board if you attempted to start it with .NET 4.0
Also, for Windows 7 operating inside an Oracle VirtualBox VM:
To get the USB ports working
From this forum on the topic https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=45349