• August 22, 2019 2.9.8

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.9.8

    Released

    August 22, 2019

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 controller
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Added several internal interfaces for particular sensors (J003).
  • January 25, 2019 2.9.6

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.9.6

    Released

    January 25, 2019

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 controller
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Added missing Tonemapping Auto property.
  • May 4, 2018 2.9.5

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.9.5

    Released

    May 4, 2018

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 controller
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Enabled tonemapping for 8bit video formats, e.g. Y800, RGB24 and RGB32.
  • November 21, 2017 2.9.4

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.9.4

    Released

    November 21, 2017

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    3.2MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Repaired not working J003 mono sensor pattern fix on particular video formats.
    2. This driver version is the last that works in Windows XP.
  • January 9, 2017 2.9.3

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.9.3

    Released

    January 9, 2017

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    3.2MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Added a pattern fix for J003 mono sensors.
  • January 9, 2017 2.9.1

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.9.1

    Released

    January 9, 2017

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    3.2MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Fixed the driver signature Code 52 error on new Windows 10 v1607 systems.
  • January 15, 2016 2.8.9

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.8.9

    Released

    January 15, 2016

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Changed certificates so that the driver can also be installed in Vista.
  • November 9, 2015 2.8.7

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.8.7

    Released

    November 9, 2015

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Fixed an error which can appear when using sharpness on older CPUs.
  • October 20, 2015 2.8.5

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.8.5

    Released

    October 20, 2015

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Fixed a bug which can appear on LivePause call.
  • July 15, 2015 2.8.0

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.8.0

    Released

    July 15, 2015

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.4MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Support of DFK ECU010-L34 with serial number property.
    2. Added tone mapping.
  • February 17, 2015 2.7.33

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.7.33

    Released

    February 17, 2015

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.4MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. The Auto Focus Onepush Running flag now resets correctly after the auto focus has finished.
  • February 5, 2015 2.7.32

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.7.32

    Released

    February 5, 2015

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.4MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Video format MJPG (2592x1944) of DFK AFU050-L34 camera can now be used.
  • January 14, 2015 2.7.31

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.7.31

    Released

    January 14, 2015

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.3MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Support for IMX236 based cameras.
    2. Support for RGB64 color formats.
    3. Several performance improvements.
  • June 6, 2014 2.7.9.1152

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.7.9.1152

    Released

    June 6, 2014

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    2.1MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Core i3 or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Added new properties: Brightness, sharpness, de-noise, saturation, hue and contrast.
    2. Added new property: Highlight reduction.
    3. Added new property: White balance temperature controls.
    4. Pixelfix for Y16 cameras now works as expected.
    5. VideoControl_ExternalTrigger (DirectShow property) can now be set as expected.
  • January 1, 2014 2.6.5.1014

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.6.5.1014

    Released

    January 1, 2014

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    1.9MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Pentium IV or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. Fixed missing auto-gain for DFK AFU130.
    2. Fixed focus when start value is out of auto_focus_range.
    3. Fixed problem with AUTOFOCUS_ROI_RIGHT: minimum possibly wrong.
    4. Fixed auto focus ROI not working for 21*UC cameras.
    5. Fixed crash on load/connect with certain cameras 22/72xUC.
    6. Fixed previous exposure settings not being loaded on reconnect.
    7. Complete reworking of internal property system.
    8. Fixed Windows XP driver load crash.
    9. Fixed drop counter to be accessible from DirectShow.
    10. Fixed Windows 8 problem with certain video formats needing converters with standard DirectShow filters (e.g. Y800, capturing to an Y800 avi file was not possible).
    11. Fixed a problem with Windows 8 usbxhci driver not allowing transfers larger then 4 MB.
  • February 26, 2013 2.4.14.851

    Device driver for all The Imaging Source USB cameras except the 33U, 37U, 38U and AFU auto focus series.

    Version

    2.4.14.851

    Released

    February 26, 2013

    Type

    ZIP

    Filesize

    1.9MB

    Requirements

    • Intel Pentium IV or similar, 2 GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 controller (depends upon camera model)
    • Graphics card with 24 or 32 bit
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 & 64 bit)
    • DirectX 9.0c or higher

    Changelog

    1. WHQL certification.

USB devices such as flash drives, pen drives, or SD cards are frequently used for the purpose of easy and quick data transfer. But they are quite prone to errors like the unknown USB device. So, if you are facing the “device descriptor request failed error”, then you can cheer up because this is a fixable error that can be resolved with the help of some workarounds.

We have prepared a blog to describe these methods in detail, apart from informing you about what causes the unknown USB device error.

When you plug the device into your USB, Windows will look for the associated driver, if it cannot find this driver then you will be prompted to insert the driver disc that came with your device. Common USB Device errors are ‘ usb port not working ‘, ‘device descriptor request failed error’ or ‘bugcodeusbdriver’ issues. Windows device driver information for Generic USB Audio Device The Generic USB Audio Device is an important device especially for the people who enjoy listening to specific songs. This is because it allows the user to store his or her favorite songs. The USB device is a specialized device, such as test and measurement equipment or an industrial controller. An application requires direct access to the device as a USB device. The USB device only has a Windows driver available. For example, a smart card reader might not have a driver available for the Citrix Workspace app for Android.

Quick & Easy Way to Fix Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)

Before starting, we would like to suggest the best method to resolve the unknown USB device error. Several users who have encountered this issue were able to fix it by updating their USB drivers with the help of Bit Driver Updater.

To update out-of-date USB drivers for free, click the link below!

What is a Device Descriptor?

The USB_DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR forms the main base of the descriptor tree. It holds primary device information. There are specific numbers such as the idVendor and idProduct which are responsible for identifying the connected devices in a system.

So, when a device is connected to the Windows operating system, then it uses these specially designated numbers to understand which device driver has to be loaded.

idVendor Every company that produces USB devices is assigned this number which is basically a Vendor ID.

idProduct This particular number is assigned by the manufacturer to a specific product for the purpose of identifying it. It is a 16-bit field containing the number.

What Causes Unknown USB Device Error (Device Descriptor Request Failed)?

After gaining some familiarity with the device descriptor, let us now see what causes the unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed) error.

  • The USB device could be faulty or corrupted.
  • The BIOS (basic input/output system) system is not updated.
  • If the USB device is infected with a virus or some form of malware, then it may cause this error.
  • Another cause is when the USB device is unable to communicate with the system.
  • If the USB device driver is not found by the Windows, then also it could lead to this error.

3 Ways to Fix Unknown USB Device Descriptor Request Failed Error

If you want to know how to fix the device descriptor request failed error, then read ahead to find the hacks and various troubleshooting methods in detail.

Before we explain the advanced methods, let’s take a look at some quick hacks that can resolve the unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed) easily.

Method 1: Quick Hacks to Try

You can try these hacks and tips to resolve some temporary glitch or issue easily:

  • Reboot your computer and then reconnect the USB device to see if it is now functioning normally.
  • Change and connect the USB device to another USB port of the system.
  • Remove the power supply of the system and then connect it again.
  • Check if the USB device is functioning in another system, then it would indicate if its a device issue or system driver issue.

Generic Usb Device Driver Download Windows 7

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If these hacks could not fix the problem and you are still wondering how to fix the unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed), then move onto the next methods.

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Method 2: Reinstall the USB Device Driver

If you are fed up with the problem of device descriptor request failed, then uninstall and reinstall the USB device driver from the Windows Device Manager to rectify the issue.

  • Type Device Manager in the Windows search box and click on it to launch the Device Manager.
  • Scroll down to find the Universal Serial Bus controllers component and expand the section to find the USB device driver.
  • You will notice a yellow exclamation indicator mark on the Unknown USB Device driver.
  • Using the right-click action on the Unknown USB Device name, open the context menu to select the “Uninstall device” option.
  • Wait for the uninstallation to complete and then unplug the USB device.
  • After this, reconnect the USB device into the system.
  • Finally, go to the Action option in the Device Manager window to select “Scan for hardware changes” and let Windows download the USB device
  • drivers on the system again.
  • Alternatively, you can also go to the manufacturer’s website to install the USB drivers.

Method 3: Update the USB Device Driver With Bit Driver Updater Tool

If reinstalling the USB device did not resolve the device descriptor request failed error, then another way to fix it is by updating the USB drivers. You can do so automatically with the Bit Driver Updater tool. This is an excellent free driver updater tool that can update all your system drivers from time to time besides backing up the drivers.

Steps to Update the Unknown USB Device With Bit Driver Updater:

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Step 1: Install the Bit Driver Updater tool from its website.

Step 2: Run a quick scan with it to detect defective, missing, or outdated drivers.

Step 3: Click the “Update” option beside the name of the USB driver (from the list of the drivers which need to be updated, appearing after the scan).

Step 4: The tool will now download the official version of the USB driver and install them on the system.

Step 5: Restart your system after this.

Device

Device Descriptor Request Failed Fixed

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Thus, whenever you see a message like the “USB DEVICE_DESCRIPTOR_FAILURE Error” or “USB device malfunctioned Error” then you can now fix the device descriptor request failed error with the help of the aforementioned methods and hacks.