Intel FPGA Driver Published For The Linux Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 March 2017 at 01:56 PM EDT. 3 Comments
Intel has published a series of patches today adding FPGA device drivers to their Linux kernel for their selection of FPGA hardware.

Developer Wu Hao explained, "The Intel FPGA driver provides interfaces for userspace applications to configure, enumerate, open, and access FPGA accelerators on platforms equipped with Intel(R) FPGA solutions and enables system level management functions such as FPGA partial reconfiguration, power management and virtualization."

Along with the basic Intel FPGA support there is the PCI-E device driver, the Intel FPGA Management Engine (FME) driver, FPGA Accelerated Function Unit (AFU) driver, and other work. This Intel FPGA device driver work published today amounts to just over four thousand lines of new code.

Those interested in FPGAs can learn more about the Intel Linux driver work via these patches.
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