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Need consulting help porting MOTOTRBO USB XP driver to Linux

by tt_medical / August 27, 2009 10:42 PM PDT

Hello,
We have an immediate need to port an XP USB driver to a particular flavor of Linux. We need to find a way to interface our product, sending simple text strings, to Motorola MOTOTRBO base stations, relayed for display on handsets.
Our product is based on the Technologic TS-7800 single board computer running Linux:
http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7800
?The TS-7800 uses an improved Linux 2.6 Kernel (currently 2.6.21 version) that allows 0.69 second bootup from NAND Flash and provides driver support for all on-board hardware.?

The Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 4550 Base Station acts as USB slave via its rear interface connector (no serial RS-232 capability), intended to be connected to a Windows XP computer.

Motorola advises we have two options:
1) Use the USB device descriptor information found in the MOTOTRBO Non-IP Peripheral ADK document to create our own Linux driver.
2) Use Linux open-source community literature to create a Linux wrapper for RNDIS

Feel free to post any helpful suggestions. If you'd like to inquire as a paid consultant please reply with a brief description of your technical ability and experience a) porting USB drivers from XP to Linux and b) your familiarity with the MOTOTRBO system. Reply to tt_medical@yahoo.com.

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Have you considered a bounty?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2009 11:33 PM PDT
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Done
by tt_medical / August 30, 2009 4:15 AM PDT

Any other suggestions where to post? Thanks!

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The only other idea that worked for others I know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2009 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Done

Contact the usual CompSci professors and get a grad to do their thesis on it. The grad gets their thesis and you get your system. The only problem I have with people who want drivers is they tend to want it last year. I'm currently on a project that they wanted in 2008. I only got tapped for it in June 2009 and my projection is delivery of a final in 2010. It wasn't fun to hear them telling me I was late before I ever got started. But I understand this all too well.
Bob

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CommUSA does a good job
by SDAdamH / September 21, 2009 4:04 AM PDT

Hi TT,

I know that CommUSA specializes in <a href="http://www.commusa.com/products/category/MOTOTRBO.aspx">MOTOTRBO</a> systems.

This project sounds very cutting-edge for 'trbo systems. It's exciting that the software is open source and that you can build custom apps. I would love to hear more about what you are doing with this system.

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Re: porting MOTOTRBO USB XP driver to Linux
by curlysiu / March 17, 2010 4:31 AM PDT

Hello!

I faced a similar problem. I wonder whether you have achieved the desired result? If yes, could not help me?

Regards, Serg.

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Mototrbo Driver Ported To Linux
by matthewh / August 12, 2010 2:56 AM PDT

Has any progress been made porting the driver to linux? If so where can the driver be found?

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