Broadcom-PLX Device Driver for Windows and Linux
The Sheldon Instruments SI-DDK-PLX is a development package with projects and related source code used to create applications and drivers for all 32/64 bit Windows and Linux versions for Broadcom-PLX’s PCI 90xx family of ICs.
The applications and drivers are written so as to access general PCI devices, with full support for Broadcom-PLX’s PCI 90xx family as a Memory Mapped peripheral. The common API for all operating systems facilitates minimal cross platform development time, and may also be used as a model of how to write applications and device drivers for Windows and Linux, saving you precious time while giving you actual and comprehensive control of your software development.
Windows vs. Linux
The SI-DDK-PLX-WIN is used to create WDF drivers (SYS files) using the Windows Driver Foundation, thus making it possible for a single application to run under all Windows 32/64 bit versions. For convenience, compiled and ‘ready to go’ drivers and application example binaries are already included. In the case you want to build the binaries from the source code, you will need the WinXP/Vista/7/8 DDK, along with the associated Microsoft development environments.
The SI-DDK-PLX-LNX is GPL compliant source code used to create Linux applications and drivers (files in the form of modules), using the integrated C/C++ development environment included with all Linux versions.
The SI-DDK-PLX packages include:
Device Driver Development Kits for PLX
Product, Description, Price (US dollars)
SI-DDK-PLX-WIN, Projects/source for WDM/WDF drivers for 32/64 bit Windows, 300
SI-DDK-PLX-LNX, Projects/source for kernel mode drivers for 32/64 bit Linux, 300
SI-DDK-PLX-ALL, Projects/source for all drivers for 32/64 bit Windows & Linux, 450