Device bus connectivity
This topic discusses bus connectivity methods for a Windows radial controller device.
A Windows radial controller may use the Microsoft provided inbox drivers to connect to its Windows host using the following:
- HID over Bluetooth
- HID over USB
- HID over I2C
To utilize any other bus other than those listed above, a third-party HID mini-port driver is required. Microsoft strongly recommends using the Microsoft-provided inbox drivers.
We recommend using the Microsoft-provided inbox drivers. For devices that aggregate information from multiple input sources, a third-party HID filter driver may be required. If you elect to use a third-party mini-port or filter driver, the driver should be included in any OEM and system Restore images, and should also be made available through Windows Update.