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fgroger February 4, 2021 at 8:29 am
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Would it be possible to add a linux .so file for the VSG25 to the SDK?
Since the VSG60 has already linux support, I assume it wouldn’t be that much effort.
We are currently using a SA44B for our factory test, which works fine with linux. We switched away from windows because of stability issues.
Now we want to replace our clunky signal generator with a TG44A (linux supported).
The VSG25 would be much better because of the ability to test modulated signals.
AndrewModeratorAndrew February 4, 2021 at 1:56 pm
Unfortunately the VSG25 and VSG60 do not share drivers or codebases. This request is something I could add to our customer request log, but I don’t have any sort of timeline on when I could try to port the VSG25 to Linux. We have not done any work to ensure all drivers are available or that code could be easily ported to Linux. It was designed as a Windows only device.
As far as the SA44B on Linux, we are glad the Linux APIs are satisfactory for you. Just note, we have obsoleted our Linux APIs for the SA44B due to limitations between the drivers and how we handle USB transfers. We noted periodic data loss that cannot be avoided, detected in software, or recovered from in our current design. Something to keep a look out for moving forward.
fgroger February 5, 2021 at 3:24 am
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Thanks for the information. So it will be the TG44A for now.
Also good to know about the SA44B issues on linux. I was wondering why it was obsoleted. I’ll look out for those potential problems, but it worked all fine until now. I only had to modify the udev rule a bit to allow other FTDI devices to be used with the ftdi_sio driver.
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