Plugin: EP963x


The EP963x is a generic MCU used in many different products.

Firmware Format

The daemon will decompress the cabinet archive and extract a firmware blob in a packed binary file format.

This plugin supports the following protocol ID:


GUID Generation

These devices use the standard USB DeviceInstanceId values, e.g.

  • USB\VID_17EF&PID_7226

Update Behavior

The device usually presents in runtime mode, but on detach re-enumerates with the same USB PID in an unlocked mode. On attach the device again re-enumerates back to the runtime locked mode.

Vendor ID Security

The vendor ID is set from the USB vendor, in this instance set to USB:0x17EF

External Interface Access

This plugin requires read/write access to /dev/bus/usb.

Version Considerations

This plugin has been available since fwupd version 1.4.0.