Using Fx3 Drivers and SDK on Windows 8 | Cypress Semiconductor
Using Fx3 Drivers and SDK on Windows 8
We've developed a USB device that performs real-time acquisition of data, using the Cypress Fx3 chip and using the BulkLoop mode. The software has been developed and tested on Windows 7, and we rely on the version of the Cypress Fx3 drivers that is found automatically by Windows Update, i.e. 188.8.131.52 (currently).
We're now testing that our product (built on Windows 7) runs acceptably on Windows 8, and we're finding that we have critical performance problems, such that some of the data is being lost.
Obviously, this is prompting a big investigation, and this might be entirely unrelated to the Cypress drivers and the SDK, but we'd like to eliminate the possibility of issues with the Cypress components.
1) Are there any known issues with using the Cypress drivers and SDK on Windows 8? If so, is there any advice that anyone can give on mitigating those issues?
2) According to this thread from last year:
there is no Windows 8-specific version of the drivers, and we should simply use the same drivers that are available for Windows 7. Is this still true? Is this the case for the full SDK?