How to design a Linux device driver for a CompactPCI WAN adapter board

CompactPCI AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems — July 13, 1999

Articles, Telecommunications: July 1999Linux is rapidly becoming an operating system of choice for use on Compact PCI systems. In this article, Steve discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages of intelligent vs. non-intelligent WAN adapter boards, taking into account the software and performance considerations. He then describes what is required to create a device driver for Linux, using a case study involving a CompactPCI WAN adapter board.

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