In this chapter you will explore the uses of WinDriver, and learn the basic steps of creating your driver.
This manual outlines WinDriver's support for PCI/ISA/EISA/CompactPCI/PCI Express devices.|
WinDriver also supports the Universal Serial Bus (USB). For detailed information regarding WinDriver USB, please refer to the WinDriver product page on our web site (http://www.jungo.com/st/products/windriver/) and to the WinDriver USB Manual, which is available online at http://www.jungo.com/st/support/windriver/.
WinDriver is a development toolkit that dramatically simplifies the difficult task
of creating device drivers and hardware-access applications. WinDriver includes a
wizard and code generation features that automatically detect your hardware and
generate the driver to access it from your application. The driver and
application you develop using WinDriver are source code compatible across all
supported operating systems
Bus architecture support includes PCI//ISA/EISA/CompactPCI/PCI Express.
ISA, and EISA are supported on Windows, and Linux.
WinDriver provides a complete solution for creating high-performance drivers.
Don't let the size of this manual fool you. WinDriver makes developing device drivers an easy task that takes hours instead of months. Most of this manual deals with the features that WinDriver offers to the advanced user. However, most developers will find that reading this chapter and glancing through the DriverWizard and function-reference chapters is all they need to successfully write their driver.
WinDriver supports development for all PCI/ISA/EISA/CompactPCI/PCI Express chipsets,
and offers enhanced support for specific chipsets, as outlined in
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