The hardware ID
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_216C is associated with the HP Harrier 43142, a Bluetooth device designed to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity across various devices. The device includes a chipset from Broadcom. While the exact chipset model isn’t explicitly stated, it is likely to look like the BCM43142A0 chipset found in the HP Hornet 43142Y ngff combo.
Breaking down the hardware ID:
USB: Signifying the device as a USB (Universal Serial Bus) device.
VID_0A5C: Representing Vendor ID, with
0A5Cas the hexadecimal vendor code assigned by the USB committee, specifically denoting Broadcom.
PID_216C: Denoting Product ID, where
216Cis the hexadecimal product code assigned by the vendor.
Both the HP Harrier 43142 and the HP Hornet 43142Y ngff combo share common features as Bluetooth devices produced by Broadcom, much like other product IDs. However, without more details, determining their functional or performance similarities is difficult. For precise information, consulting the device documentation or reaching out to the manufacturer is recommended. Note that this is similar to the USB\VID_0A5C&PID_216D.
The BCM43142A0, a chipset from Broadcom, is commonly used for Bluetooth usage. This wireless networking chipset includes a baseband processor, RF transceiver, and integrated memory. Its capabilities include support for 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands, MIMO technology, and beamforming for better performance. See also the hp 3380 printer driver.
Widely adopted, this chipset finds application in diverse devices such as laptops and USB Dongle adapters. Noteworthy brands use this chipset in Lenovo, Acer, Sony, and HP. Acknowledging that issues frequently arise with the installation of the chipset, or it may not be installed at all, as it may appear in the Windows device manager simply as the chipset name: BCM43142A0. Likewise see the USB\VID_0489&PID_E055 as well as USB\VID_0489&PID_E096.
How do I check if you have a BCM43142A0?
- Initiate the process by clicking on Start, then right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage.
- Within the Device Manager, click on the Bluetooth Radios category and double-click on Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 USB.
- Proceed by clicking on the Driver tab to access the driver version.
- Likewise on Ubuntu, open the Terminal and execute the command:
lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net.
- Finally this command makes a list of all network controllers on your system. If your system uses a Broadcom 43142 adapter, it should be visible in the output.