I have lost track of how many updates Microsoft has released since I first penned this article a few years ago. Working to troubleshoot an issue in an online forum I was pleased to find Silicon Labs has continued to release updated drivers.
This download provides the Realtek. High Definition Audio Driver for the 3.5mm audio jack on the Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7BE, NUC8i5BE and NUC8i3BE. This audio driver is required if you plan to connect a microphone or headset to the audio jack. Not sure if this is the right driver for your Intel® NUC? The FlexRadio Systems FLEX Firewire driver has three (3) sub-driver components. The first sub driver, the FlexRadio Systems FLEX-xxxx core driver component was just installed in steps 8 - 12. There are two additional sub-driver components that must installed to complete the driver installation process.
Reviewing the release notes also available at the link below the latest drivers are certified with later versions of Windows 10.
The version on the Yaesu website is several years old.
Current version available from Silicon Labs
DriverVer = 05/23/2018,10.1.3.2130
Install was easy it updated the existing driver install.
I am running Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit and am able to run the latest version of PCC downloaded from the Yaesu website without any special settings. Ham Radio Deluxe also works just fine with the updated driver.
With all of the security issues folks are having with Windows as Microsoft hardens the operating system. I would recommend following the Microsoft broad recommendation of keeping drivers updated.
Original Jan 2016 Posting
I received an email from Ed Ve7ED raising awareness to a new USB serial driver from Silicon Labs, this is the chip which Yaesu uses in the FTDX3000 and I suspect other serial to USB radios and cables. Note if you are using Linux or OSX drivers for those platforms are also available. I have installed the 64Bit driver on my Windows 10 system and no runs, drips or errors.
Also worth noting drivers are available for OSX, Linux and Android if you are for example using FLDigi on those platforms.
“A lot of people have had issues with the Yaesu USB Driver
FYI, Silicon Labs just released a new driver Jan 26, 2016
Thanks, Ed for sharing.
73 Until next time, Jay