Industry Pack is the commercial name for the standard ANSI/VITA 4.0-1995 (S2011). As it is explained in ANSI/VITA website:
This specification defines a versatile module, known as an "IP module". These modules provide a convenient method of implementing a wide range of I/O, control, interface, slave processor, analog and digital functions. IP modules, about the size of a traditional business card, mount parallel with a host Carrier board, which provides host processor or primary bus interfacing, as well as mechanical means for connecting the IP module's I/O to the outside world. Typical Carriers include standalone processors, DSP based carriers, as well as desktop buses and VME based boards. This specification includes mechanical, host bus electrical, and logical definition of I/O space, memory space, identification space, interrupts, DMA, and reset functions. Two physical sizes, two fixed clock rates, and multiple data width sizes to 32-bits are defined.
This project's aim is to integrate Industry Pack support for the Linux kernel, either carrier or IP module devices.
The project has nothing to download yet from this website. Come back in a few days as we are organizing the project.
If you want to play with it, clone the linux-next repository and dive into drivers/staging/ipack directory.
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