USBDeview - USB Device Enumerator Utility

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USBDeview - USB Device Enumerator Utility


USBDeview - USB Device Enumerator Utility

  System Dependencies
  Minimum PowerSDR Version:     2.0.0 and above  
  Applicable Hardware:     FLEX-1500  

Content provided by: FlexRadio Systems Engineering

USBDeview from NirSoft is a small "freeware" utility that lists all USB devices that currently connected to your computer, as well as all USB devices that you previously used. For each USB device, extended information is displayed: Device name/description, device type, serial number (for mass storage devices), the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and more...

The primary use for this utility is so you can easily identify which USB hub and port the FLEX-1500 is connected to in your computer. It is best that the FLEX-1500 not share a USB hub with other devices, because connecting a lower speed USB device into the same hub with a higher speed device may lower the performance of the USB Hub.

The USBDeview utility comes as both a 32 and 64-bit application and works with all versions of  Window except Win98, so make sure you get the one that is appropriate for the operating systems installed on your computer. You can download either version from the USBDeview product home page located towards the bottom.

Download and unzip the USBDeview utility to a folder on your computer.  Refer to the application's read-me file for information on running and using USBDeview.

NOTE:  This utility allows the user to uninstall USB devices that you previously used and disconnect USB devices that are currently connected to your computer. Use these features with caution. In order to disable/enable/uninstall USB items under Vista or Win7 with UAC turned on, you should right click on USBDeview and choose 'Run As Administrator'. In order to disable/enable USB items on x64 systems, you must use the x64 version of USBDeview.


Using USBDeview to Identify Which USB Hub the FLEX-1500 is Connected To

  • Start the USBDeview Utility
  • From the Option menu option, un-select Display Disconnected Devices. This will make USBDeview show only the currently connected USB devices.
  • Locate the FLEX-1500 by finding the entry that has the VenderID=2192 and the ProductID=150x
  • To the right locate the Hub/Port column.  This will show the USB hub and port where the FLEX-1500 is connected.

In the example shown below, the USB hub is #4 and the Port is #2.  Refer to the information in red box.


(Click on image to enlarge)

If the FLEX-1500 is sharing a USB hub with other connected devices, you can plug the FLEX-1500 into a different USB port while the SDR is powered up and the information will dynamically update in the USBDeview viewer.

 


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Last Modified:Friday, October 29, 2010
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