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Driver dev kit supports recent Linux kernels

Mar 29, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Jungo has released an update to its development kit that aims to simplify the creation of high-performance, cross-platform, user-mode device drivers for USB, PCI, and PCI Express interfaces. Among other enhancements, WinDriver version 9.0 now supports Linux kernels up to 2.6.19, according to the company.

Key new features and enhancements in WinDriver 9.0, as listed by the company, include:

  • The driver development wizard is now more intuitive and user friendly
  • Streaming USB APIs for Windows increase performance and data integrity
  • New driver name change feature supports driver customization by renaming WinDriver's kernel module to a proprietary name
  • Microsoft Vista support now includes 32- and 64-bit driver signatures

In addition to supporting Linux kernels up to 2.6.19, WinDriver 9.0 also now supports Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.0, the company said. A complete list of new features and bug fixes in version 9.0 is available here.

According to Jacob Shafir, Driver Tools Product Manager for Jungo's Connectivity Software business unit, “The new 9.0 release postures a comprehensive leap for WinDriver.” Shafir added that WinDriver 9.0 now includes “support for the latest operating systems and kernels, [has introduced] an improved GUI to cut development time further, and [has enhanced] the driver design and usability with USB streaming APIs and the ability to rename the kernel module.”

Version 9.0 is immediately available. The product is licensed in the range from about $3,000 to $7,500 depending on operating system support, license type, and quantity, according to the company. A 30-day free trial download is available here.

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