I need to develop a Linux driver for a remote control infrared receiver (consumer IR). Basically, the overview of the receiver hardware is this: an infrared receiver module (Vishay TSOP4838) is connected to a General Purpose I/O(GPIO) of the processor. The IR input of the processor only supports the NEC IR format.


I’ve tried to search the net for existing IR drivers and I came across the LIRC package. I noticed that the LIRC has GPIO support for TV Card remote control drivers. I’d like to ask if LIRC is suitable for this project.


I’m quite new with Infrared technology but am fairly familiar with the Linux driver structure, in general. I would appreciate any input or suggestion as to how to approach the IR driver development of the project.


Thank you.



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