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WinDriver software automates and simplifies the development of user-mode Linux device drivers for PCI / PMC / PCI-X / CardBus...




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

Including powerful tools for:

Hardware diagnostics
Automatic driver code generation
Driver debugging
Hardware access - using our intuitive API

WinDriver provides a complete solution for creating high performance drivers and custom hardware access applications.

WinDriver enables you to focus on your driver's added-value functionality, instead of on the operating system internals.


User Mode Development: No DDK, ETK, DDI or any system-level programming knowledge is required.
Cross OS Portability: Use the same source code for Windows 98 / Me / NT / 2000 / XP / XP Embedded / Server 2003 / Vista, Windows CE, Linux, Solaris and VxWorks.
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.

Here are some key features of "WinDriver":

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

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

Code Generation:
DriverWizard automatically generates skeletal driver code specific to your hardware, for
Visual Studio / MSDEV .NET / Visual Basic / Delphi / GCC.

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:
The included Debug Monitor logs debug information for your driver in real time.

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, and the Intel Itanium and Itanium 2 architectures (known as "IA64") on Linux 2.6.x kernels.


x86 32-bit, x86 64-bit (x86_64: AMD64 and Intel EM64T), IA64 (Intel Itanium and Itanium 2), 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 or CompactPCI.
Any 32-bit or 64-bit development environment (depending on your target platform) supporting C.

Hard drive space:
x86 : 39MB
x86_64 : 38MB
PPC (32-bit) : 36MB
PPC (64-bit) : 39MB
IA64 (WinDriver v8.02) : 34MB
Last updated on March 3rd, 2008

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