Legacy OS Software and Driver Packages

by <a href="http://community.silabs.com/t5/Welcome-and-Announcements/Community-Ranking-System-and-Recognition-Program/m-p/140490#U140490"><font color="#000000"><font size="2">Hero Employee</font></font> </a> Tabitha ‎01-10-2017 04:06 PM - edited ‎04-27-2017 11:28 AM

For the latest information on what operating systems are supported by each software package, see the Release Notes for that package.

 

In general, Silicon Labs will support legacy operating systems until the tools no longer enable support for these operating systems. For example, Microsoft no longer provides tools to develop or WHQL certify Windows XP drivers.

 

Windows

 

For Windows, Silicon Labs will actively support a version of Windows (i.e. XP, 7, 10) until the end of Microsoft's mainstream support window. At that time, Silicon Labs will support issues on these operating systems on a case-by-case basis. Contact your sales representative for assistance in these situations.

 

Microsoft's current support schedule (as of November 2016) is:

 

Client Operating System Latest Update or Service Pack End of Microsoft Mainstream Support End of Microsoft Extended Support
Windows XP Service Pack 3 April 14, 2009 April 8, 2014
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 April 10, 2012 April 11, 2017
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020
Windows 8 Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
Windows 10 N/A October 13, 2020  October 14, 2025

 

Silicon Labs is no longer actively supporting or testing on Windows XP or Vista, although a software package, DLL, or driver may still work on these platforms.  The last software packages and drivers for these operating systems are linked in the table below.

 

Windows XP/Vista Software Link Release Notes
CP210x VCP Driver Driver Release Notes
CP210x SDK Installer Release Notes
CP2110/4 SDK Installer Release Notes
CP2112 SDK Installer Release Notes
CP2130 SDK Installer Release Notes

 

 

Mac

 

Silicon Labs commits to actively supporting and testing against the current and previous two versions of Mac operating systems (for example, if Mac OSX 10.12 is the latest, Silicon Labs will actively support Mac OSX 10.12, 10.11, and 10.10).

 

Silicon Labs is no longer actively supporting or testing on Mac OSX 10.6. The last software packages and drivers for these operating systems are linked in the table below.

 

 

Mac OSX 10.6 Software Link Release Notes
CP210x VCP Driver Driver Release Notes

 

 

Linux

 

Silicon Labs is no longer actively supporting or testing on Linux 2.x.x kernels. The last software packages and drivers for this operating system is linked in the table below.

 

 

Linux 2.x.x Software Link Release Notes
CP210x VCP Driver Driver Release Notes