WinDriver PCI for Linux

WinDriver » PCI for Linux
WinDriver™ PCI for Linux automates and simplifies the development of user-mode Linux device drivers with kernel-mode performance for PCI / PCI-Express (PCIe) / CardBus / PMC / PCI-X / PCI-104 / CompactPCI. No OS internals knowledge or kernel-level programming required.


Powerful Tools Included
  • Hardware diagnostics
  • Automatic driver code generation
  • Driver debugging
  • Hardware access — using our intuitive API (see the WinDriver User's Manuals)
WinDriver provides a complete solution for creating high performance drivers and custom hardware access applications.

Reduce Time to Market
WinDriver provides a complete solution for creating high performance drivers, and enables you to focus on your driver's added-value functionality, instead of on the operating system internals.

Supported Platforms and Operating Systems
  • x86 32-bit, x86 64-bit (x86_64: AMD64 and Intel EM64T), or PowerPC (32-bit & 64-bit) architectures.
  • Supported Linux kernel (including embedded Linux):
    • For x86 32-bit architectures:
      Linux kernel 2.2.x-2.6.x.
    • For x86 64-bit and PowerPC 32-bit architectures: Linux kernel 2.4.x-2.6.x.
    • For PowerPC 64-bit and IA64 architectures: Linux kernel 2.6.x.
  • PCI / PCIe / CardBus / PMC / PCI-X / PCI-104 / CompactPCI.
  • Any 32-bit or 64-bit development environment (depending on your target platform) supporting C.

Specifications
  • WinDriver can be customized to run with any Linux flavor.
  • Supports Plug-and-Play and power management events handling.
  • Supports I/O, DMA, interrupt handling and access to memory mapped cards.
  • Supports multiple CPU.
  • Includes dynamic driver loader.
  • Check out the WinDriver installation instructions page for the latest instructions.

Features
  • Friendly Wizard:
    WinDriver provides hardware verification and diagnostics, automatic code generation and driver debugging, all through a graphical DriverWizard.

  • Immediate Hardware Access:
    Test your hardware through a graphical user mode application, without having to write a single line of code.

  • Code Generation:
    WinDriver automatically generates skeletal driver code specific to your hardware, for MS Developer Studio / MSDEV .NET/ Borland Builder / MS Visual Basic / Delphi.

  • Vendor Specific Support:
    In addition to supporting any PCI peripheral, WinDriver includes enhanced support for leading PCI vendors, such as PLX, Xilinx and Altera.
    This enhanced support includes vendor-specific driver samples, which can be used to further accelerate the driver development process.

  • Driver Debugging:
    Included graphical Debug Monitor to monitor kernel level activity throughout the driver development process.

  • PCI Express Extended Support for Vista:
    WinDriver enables you to utilize PCIe MSI and MSI-X now supported on Windows Vista.
  • Detailed examples in C.

  • 64-Bit Hardware Support on 32-bit Systems:
    Allows utilizing the additional bandwidth provided by 64-bit hardware and enables 64-bit data transfers on x86 platforms running 32-bit operating systems. Drivers developed with WinDriver will attain significantly better performance results than drivers written with the DDK or other driver development tools that do not support this feature.

  • 64-Bit Architectures Support: WinDriver supports the 64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T CPU architectures (known as "x86_64") on Linux 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels on Linux 2.6.x kernels.
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Benefits
  • User-Mode Development: No DDK, ETK, DDI or any system-level programming knowledge is required.
  • Kernel-Mode Performance: WinDriver's Kernel PlugIn technology to develop your driver in the user-mode; then run performance-critical sections of it in the Kernel Mode (Ring 0) to achieve optimal performance.
  • Cross-OS Portability: Use the same source code for Windows, Windows CE, and Linux.
  • High Quality: WinDriver's kernel has been field tested on thousands of hardware/software configurations.
  • Time to Market: Shorten your development cycle and reduce time to market.
  • Application code compatibility: Execute and maintain the same binary code for all Linux flavors and kernels 2.2.x, 2.4.x and 2.6.x.
Technical Reference

WinDriver products are accompanied with highly detailed technical references that are designed to assist you in various stages of the development process.

If you have just started evaluating or using WinDriver, you may find our Quick-Start Guides helpful.

Should you require more in-depth information, or would like to know more about the technical aspects of WinDriver, refer to the WinDriver User's Manuals.

For other technical resources, such as FAQs and technical documents — see the WinDriver Support page.

What Else is Included?
  • Comprehensive documentation and help files.
  • Technical support, according to Jungo's technical support plan.
  • No run-time fees or royalties.

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