Quick Start: HIL Driver Installation

How to install the necessary drivers to access your HIL device.

Note: This section is necessary only if you are setting up a supported HIL device. If you are only intending to use a Virtual HIL license, please continue to the Quick Start: Licensing section.

Once you have successfully installed the Typhoon HIL Control Center software, you can connect your HIL device to your testbed setup by using the USB cable you received in your Typhoon HIL package, and turn your HIL on.

Plug in your HIL device to a USB port on your PC. It is recommended to use a USB 3.0 port if available.

USB drivers are automatically installed with Typhoon HIL Control Center software version 1.0.7 or later. If you have an older version, please update the software.

During the installation of the Typhoon HIL Control Center software, you may be prompted with a warning message (Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Figure 1). On Windows 7/8/8.1/10 you should click on Install this driver software anyway .

Figure 1. Windows 7/8/8.1/10 warning message

On Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 systems, drivers will be automatically installed when you first connect the HIL40x/60x, and other user actions won’t be required. During the installation and when the installation finishes, Windows Vista/7 will show a small tool-tip in the lower right corner of the screen (Figure 2 and Figure 3) and Windows 8/8.1/10 will display dialog shown on Figure 4.

Figure 2. HIL60x USB driver installation under Windows 7
Figure 3. Successfully finished installing HIL60x USB driver
Figure 4. HIL60x USB driver installation under Windows 8/8.1/10
Note: If you wish to connect to your HIL via Ethernet instead of USB, please refer to the Setting up an Ethernet connection guide instead.

Once your drivers are successfully installed, start Typhoon HIL Control Center and check if your HIL device is detected by opening the Device Manager tool in the top left corner of the application. If detection is successful, you should be able to see your HIL device in the "Detected on network" section. If you instead get the message shown in Figure 5, you must install the drivers manually. The procedure for manual driver installation is available in the USB Driver Installation section of the Typhoon HIL Download page.

Figure 5. HIL device not detected