Subject: Re: Hope for winmodem support?
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From: Steven Grunza <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/15/2001 09:30:53
It would seem, in theory, that a "winmodem" type of device could provide
better performance since it's data path into the system is across a
parallel bus and not through the serial port.  Also, if the "winmodem" were
to DMA it's data into a region of memory and then interrupt the CPU, it
would seem that the system processor could get an interrupt per packet
instead of an interrupt per character...Just a thought....


At 03:15 PM 2/15/01 +0100, Johan Danielsson wrote:
><> writes:
>> really? it's much better to spend a little more money (10-20$) for
>> real modem instead of such strange thing
>It isn't that bad. It's a real modem with DSP, it just doesn't have
>any firmware (and possibly no uart).