PL-2303H / 2303HX / 2303HXD Drivers

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PL2303 Family Support Documents

Name Download
End User License Agreement (“EULA”)
Do not install or use any software from Prolific website until you have read and accepted all of the license terms.
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PL2303 USB to Serial Controller Family Product Selection Guide (2012) Download
PL2303 Android Solution
PL2303 Android Solution Brochure
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PL2303 USB-to-Serial Controller Android USB Host Solution
How to Connect PL2303 Device to Android Tablets & Phones
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PL2303 Android USB Host API SDK
How to Connect PL2303 Device to Android Tablets & Phones
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PL-2303 PCB Layout Guide
PL-2303 PCB Layout Guide
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Drivers & Software

Name Download
Windows Driver Installer Setup Program
(For PL2303 HXA, XA, HXD, EA, RA, SA, TA, TB versions)

(For PL2303 HXA, XA, HXD, EA, RA, SA, TA, TB versions)
Installer version & Build date: 1.12.0 (2015-10-7)
Windows XP (32 & 64-bit) WDM WHQL Driver: v2.1.51.238 (10/22/2013)
- Windows XP Certified WHQL Driver
- Windows Certification Report
- Compatible with Windows 2000SP4 & Server2003

Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 & 64-bit) WDF WHQL Driver: v3.6.81.357 (09/04/2015)
– Windows 10 Certified WHQL Driver
– Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Certified WHQL Driver
Windows Certification Report
– Compatible with Windows Server2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2
– Auto-download driver via Windows Update (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10)

- Installer Language Support: English (default), Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese
- For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 and PID_2304 Only
- Includes Certification Report, User Manual, Driver Release Notes & CheckChipVersion Tool
- Installer supports silent install (add “/s” parameter when running program)

NOTE:

Windows 8/8.1/10 are NOT supported in PL-2303HXA and PL-2303X EOL chip versions.
Run PL2303 CheckChipVersion tool program in Windows XP/Vista/7 to check chip version.
Windows XP, 2000, 98 and Windows ME driver technical support is discontinued.
Prolific recommends to use PL-2303HXD (HX Rev D) or PL2303TA chip.

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PL2303 Android USB Host API SDK v1.0.0.13b

Requirements:
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- USB Device with PL2303HXD, PL2303EA, PL2303RA controller chip
NOTE: PL2303HXA and PL2303XA are not supported (Discontinued Products)
- Android-Powered Device (Tablet/Phones) with USB Host Mode Support
- Android 3.2 and above OS versions

SDK Package includes following:
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1. PL2303 Sample Test Android App Software (supports Android 5.0)
- Single port (PL2303HXDSimpleTest.apk)
- Modem Status/Flow Control (PL2303HXDModemStatus.apk)
- GPIO Control (PL2303GPIOActivity.apk)
- Multi-port (PLUartMultiSimpleTest.apk)
2. PL2303 Android Demo Apps User’s Manual
3. PL2303 Android Sample App Source Code
4. PL2303 Android Java Driver Library (supports Android 5.0)
5. PL2303 Android App Development Reference Documents
6. PL2303 Android USB Host Device Compatible (Tested) List

Also download Android App from GooglePlay Store: Prolific PL2303 USB-UART

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Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v1.6.0 (PKG file format)
For Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (64-bit)
For PL2303 H/HX/HXD/EA/RA/SA/TA/TB chip versions
For Prolific USB VID_067B&PID_2303 Only

Includes Driver Installation Manual

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PL2303 WinCE 7.0 Driver for x86 Download
PL2303 WinCE 7.0 Driver for ARM Download
PL-2303 WinCE 4.2-5.2 Driver for ARM/xScale Processor Standard SDK
Also for Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, PocketPC 2003.
NOTE: WinCE 6.0 standard driver is not available, please email request for driver customization. SDK image file must be provided.
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PL-2303 WinCE 4.2-5.2 Driver for x86 Standard SDK
Also for Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, PocketPC 2003.
NOTE: WinCE 6.0 standard driver is not available, please email request for driver customization. SDK image file must be provided.
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PL-2303 Linux Driver for RedHat 7.3/8.0/9.0 Only
NOTE: No need to install drivers for following:
Linux Kernel 2.4.31 and above already includes built-in drivers for PL-2303 (VID_067B&PID_2303).
NOTE: Google Android OS is also based on Linux kernel so it also includes PL2303 drivers.

Driver Source:
http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.c
http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.h

Kernel (go to \drivers\usb\serial folder):
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/

Accessing Serial Ports for Android

How to enable PL2303/FTDI Support for your USB Host featuring Honeycomb Tablet:
http://android.serverbox.ch/?p=285

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MTTTY is a companion sample for the “Serial Communication in Win32″ using Microsoft Visual C/C++ version 2.0
Serial Communications in Win32:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms810467
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