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Re: Linux kernel network driver

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:13 am
by Pablo2048
SDIO bus is semi-parallel bus, probably not so fast as USB, but we are talking to slow WiFi standard transceiver in ESP8266 SOC so the throughput is not an issue here. SDIO slave was implemented here to allow SDIO host device to upload the firmware to the SOC RAM/Flash so the ESP can behave like NIC on SDIO. Anyway our use as an freely programmable controller is way better :-) ...

Re: Linux kernel network driver

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:28 am
by RichardS
I think before 8266 was 8285?? and it was meant to be a network adapter in early generation tablets :-) I believe this was the earliest IC made.

RichardS

Re: Linux kernel network driver

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:31 am
by Pablo2048
I think, that ESP8266 is sucessor of the 8089 - It is the same silicone, so if anybody want to learn/use SDIO can start from this https://github.com/al177/esp8089 .

Re: Linux kernel network driver

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:16 pm
by RichardS
Right 8089! :-)

RichardS