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 macOS 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.
We no longer provide a Windows Stereo UAC 2.0 Driver for customers of our USB Audio 2.0 designs since Windows 10 supports USB Audio Class 2.0 natively.
We do not provide drivers for third party USB products, even if they use XMOS USB chipsets internally. If you need a driver for your USB device, please contact your supplier who will be able to provide you with a driver for their product.
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||44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz, 705.6 kHz, 768 kHz, 1411.2 kHz, 1536 kHz|
|Sample depth||16, 24, 32bit, floating 32bit1|
DSD over PCM (DoP)
|Latency / buffering||Adjustable
Down to 3ms round trip
|ASIO||ASIO 2.3.1, multiple clients|
|WDM / DirectX||MME, DirectSound, WASAPI|
|DFU||Yes. Supplied with customizable DFU wizard application|
|OS Support||Windows 10 (x32 and x64), Windows 11 (x64 and arm64)|
|Customisation||PID / VID||XMOS VID
XMOS EVK PIDs
Customer supplied VID & PID
|Branding||Thesycon||Customizable splash screen, strings and icons|
SDK with C++ API
|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 & kit||Customization kit|
1 Feature supported by the driver, but not by XMOS firmware.