Oficial USB Vendor List

When you executes the “lsusb” command:

$ lsusb 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 147e:2016  
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 413c:2003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, Inc. 
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

As you can see there is a unlisted device (147e:2016). The first number (147e) is the Vendor ID and the second (2016) is the Device ID.

If you converts this Vendor ID (147e) from hexadecimal to decimal you will find 5246.

Then we need to query the oficial USB vendor list to find the manufacture of our product:
http://www.usb.org/developers/tools/comp_dump

In this listing you will find that 5246 is the “UPEK Inc.” the manufacture of our fingerprint reader.

2 thoughts on “Oficial USB Vendor List

  1. Hi Jack,
    normally manufacturer pay to get an exclusive unique ID, but some companies doesn’t care about it and just pretend to have a number which doesn’t exist in the official listing. In this case you have no option…

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