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4.2 Installation and use of the USB driver
A. Check for and uninstall older variants of the USB driver "Silicon Labs CP210x USB to
UART Bridge" version 6.5.3.0
1. Open "Computer Management " with "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
2. Select "Device Manager" and open the subfolder "Ports (COM & LPT)".
3. Select the entry with the right mouse button and then select "Properties" in the shortcut
4. If the driver version is lower than 6.5.3, click "Cancel".
5. Uninstall the driver by selecting the USB driver with the right mouse button and selecting
6. Follow the instructions of the wizard.
B. Installation of the USB driver for the PC adapter for SIMATIC RF-DIAG
1. Install the correct variant (32/64-bit) of the USB driver using the setup
2. Following installation, insert the USB cable that is already connected to the PC adapter
3. The new device appears in the Device Manager as "Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART
To identify the COM port that needs to be set in the SIMATIC RF-DIAG application for serial
readers, follow the steps below:
C. Selecting the COM port using SIMATIC RF-DIAG
1. Open "Computer Management " with "Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
2. Select "Device Manager" and open the subfolder "Ports (COM & LPT)".
3. If the USB driver of the PC adapter for SIMATIC RF-DIAG was correctly installed earlier,
This means that you select COM<x> from the drop-down list in the SIMATIC RF-DIAG
application as the port (in the example above "COM5").
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Tools".
If the USB driver "Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge" was installed previously,
you will find the following as one of the entries:
"Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (COM<x >)" (e.g. "Silicon Labs CP210x USB
to UART Bridge (COM5)").
If there is no"Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge" entry in the "Ports (COM &
LPT)" subfolder, you can cancel the steps already taken in the open dialog boxes and
start installation of the USB driver.
menu.
In the "Driver" tab of the dialog box that now opens, you will find the "Driver Version"
entry.
"Uninstall" in the shortcut menu.
"CP210xVCPInstaller.exe" in "<CD>\SiLabs\MCU\CP210x\Windows_XP_S2K3_Vista_7".
into the PC.
At the bottom right of the screen, you will see a message that a new device has been
detected and the initialization of the PC adapter is completed.
Bridge".
Tools".
you will find the following as one of the entries:
"Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge (COM<x >)" (e.g. "Silicon Labs CP210x USB
to UART Bridge (COM5)").
Operating Manual, 09/2012, C79000-G8976-C292-01
SIMATIC RF-DIAG

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