USB AUDIO DRIVER SUPPORT
The XMOS USB Audio firmware supports both USB Audio Class 1.0 and USB Audio Class 2.0.
Windows 10 and Apple OSX version 10.6.4 and above natively supports USB Audio Class 2.0 – no driver install is required. For advanced feature support we recommend the USB Audio Class 2.0 Driver from Thesycon; there’s also an evaluation version for use with our dev kits which you can download below.
Evaluation and production Windows drivers are also available from our partners CEntrance or Ploytec.
WINDOWS USB AUDIO 2.0 DRIVER COMPARISON
|Evaluation / Prototyping||Production (Thesycon Driver)|
|Features||USB Audio Class 2.0 & 1.0 asynchronous operation|
|Technical||Audio channels||Multichannel in/out|
|Sample rate||44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 358.2kHz, 384kHz|
|Sample depth||16, 24, 32bit, floating 32bit1|
DSD over PCM (DoP)
|Latency / buffering||Adjustable
Down to 3ms round trip
|ASIO||ASIO 2.2, multiple clients|
|WDM / DirectX||MME, DirectSound, WASAPI|
|DFU||Yes. Supplied with customizable DFU wizard application|
|OS Support||Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 & 64bit)|
|Customisation||PID / VID||XMOS VID
XMOS EVK PIDs
Customer supplied VID & PID
|Branding||Thesycon||Customizable splash screen, strings and icons|
SDK with C++ API
|Code signing||Thesycon VeriSign||Customer supplied certificate|
|Restrictions / Licensing||XMOS designs only.
Locked to XMOS VID & PIDs.
Evaluation and prototyping.
Fully featured evaluation
version of Thesycon
Beep tones every 5minutes
Various licenses available
including unlimited and
|Support||Standard XMOS support||Thesycon support contract|
|Deliverable||EXE driver installer & kit2||Customization kit|
1 Feature supported by the driver, but not by XMOS firmware.
2 The download package (EXE) contains the evaluation driver, but does not automatically install the evaluation driver.
– Attach the board using the USB connector.
– Go to C:\Thesycon\TUSBAudio_v4.11.0_2017-05-16\EvaluationKit\DriverPackages (or the location that you installed the driver).
– Execute XMOS_EVAL_KITS_DEMO_DriverSetup_v4.11.0_2017-05-16.exe, to install the driver.
– Click the red ‘T’ icon that has been added to the Task Bar to open the Thesycon Control Panel. The window shows all attached XMOS USB devices.