[hackerspaces] Getting some USB Product IDs

Yves Quemener quemener.yves at free.fr
Fri Sep 6 10:50:44 CEST 2013

On 06/09/13 17:38, Alexander Dahl wrote:
> while playing around with USB on ATtiny85 I had a look how USB Vendor
> IDs are assigned and found them to be really expensive, enough you
> wouldn't get one for your hackerspace, it's simply too much money. Are
> there institutions already having a Vendor ID which would give you some
> (few) PIDs for your own devices for a lower price?


> Some microcontroller manufacturers offer a free or low cost sublicense
> of their vendor ID for development/testing and limited production
> (generally under 10,000 units). Vendors offering this free service
> include:
>     Dream S.A.S.[2]
>     Energy Micro[3]
>     FTDI[4]
>     Luminary Micro[5]
>     Microchip[6]
>     NXP [7]
>     Silicon Labs[8]
>     STMicroelectronics[9]
>     Texas Instruments[10]

The fee for a vendor ID is $5,000. That is expensive but not out of reach
for a group effort. I am not sure it is worth it however but what do I know...

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