Topic: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

This may only have been beta, yet works like a charm.  The SigmaTel company was acquired by FreeScale (spin-off from Motorola Semi) in 2008, so this was the last driver for this USB 1.1 device.
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/sit … mp;fsrch=1
Naturally, it is not signed.  My biggest unresolved question is whether it solves problems with former drivers on Vista-7 (& if it works on x64).
http://www.touslesdrivers.com/index.php … _code=8434

updated SMSC FIR drivers:
http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic. … 086#p43086 cool

Oh crud, i killed my SigmaTel IRDA module.  Everything worked perfectly (MD5 verified) until i tried to send a couple of small files with chinese characters in the filename!  I think the error referenced a bad environmental variable.  Now it refuses to respond to connection requests.  The SMSC module recognizes the presence of the other machine.  Not so with the SigmaTel module.  Frustrating!  I wonder if the old driver would have choked.  Don't try this at home kiddies, your module will likely choke as well. roll

Hmm, there's a tantalum capacitor that had a bad solder joint on it.  Resoldered it, now it's no longer intermittant.  I have 12MHz at the crystal, 3.3V&5V where they should be.  It would seem that the IRDA transciever is bunged.  Maybe it didn't like the long transfer.  I will try on another machine, & different driver.  Efforting....... roll

I can't seem to find the WHQL driver v1.28 on DP.net, so just in case, here's a link:
http://www.yedata.com/multi/drive/STIR4 … -24-04.zip

Confirmed that both are transmitting (with digital camera) OK, working again.  I neglected to do a restart on the machine with the SMSC transceiver.  No more sending files with foreign characters in the files!

OK, i received the same error (time to stop blaming foreign characters!)  The same error is described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897649    Arpidfix.exe is not on my SP3 systems, yet the other 2 files have the same file size. Hmm...
I will roll back to former SMSC driver & test.

Same error encountered with the driver v5.1.3600.9.  It just took longer to encounter this time.  I will try rolling back the SigmaTel driver. roll

OK same error when transmitting with the Sigmatel IRDA module, I will try limiting the transfer speed.  roll roll roll

Hmmm... sigmatel dongle uses IRDA PHY v1.3, SMSC uses v1.2 (according to Toshiba & SMSC) physical layer -- am i experiencing an incompatibility on a physical layer?  I will have to try this with 2 devices with the same IRDA standard. roll roll roll roll
Supposedly, my A70 supports CIR, yet I don't see this in the driver.

SMSC IrCC Hardware Design Guide:   http://www.smsc.com/media/Downloads/App … s/an76.pdf
SMSC CIR Primer:   http://www.smsc.com/media/Downloads/App … /an710.pdf
Hooray, I found the IR_UTILS.ZIP file with all the DOS tools for SMSC SIR(already emulates 16550) & FIR.  Very dangerous, so i won't post a link.

The reader is strongly encouraged to obtain the latest data sheets and application notes from the
transceiver manufacturer before attempting such a design.  In addition, the relevant IrDA
specification documents are available on the Internet for download (http://www.irda.org, free of
charge) and at least the Physical Layer Specification should be skimmed. Also on the recommended
reading list is the SMSC IrCC Data Sheet and the Data Sheet for the specific SIO device containing
it.   

The very existence of this document is testament to the fact that:

Applying an FIR transceiver is anything but a simple task, and so both the skill and the effort
required in order to achieve a properly functioning design should not be underestimated.
   
The receivers operate with wide bandwidth and  sub-microamp full-scale currents, which makes
them extremely sensitive to noise, either power  supply, conducted or radiated.  The transmitters
operate at very high peak currents with fast rise and fall times, enabling them to radiate significant
EMI, and the power dissipated can result in such  excessive temperature rise that it can actually
damage the hardware.  Having said this, it *IS* possible to apply these devices successfully, other
engineers have done it before, and it is the purpose of this document to provide the knowledge and
techniques with which to do it.

Funny, the only time i thought of myself as an engineer was when i found a discarded trainman's cap by the railroad crossing & had a few too many! lol

Last edited by TechDud (2013-08-30 02:59:38)

Re: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

I wonder if virtual ports can be made to work with XP (or later).  It was possible up to WinME

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SetupX\INF\OEM Name]
"C:\\WINDOWS\\INF\\INFRARED.INF"="INFRARED.INF"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Infrared]
"ClassProcessingOrder"=hex:00,00,00,40
@="Infrared devices"
"Installer"="infrared.dll"
"Icon"="0"
"SilentInstall"="1"
"DevLoader"="*configmg"
"Enumerator"="irenum.vxd"
"PortDriver"="ircomm.vxd"
"PortSubClass"=hex:00
"Link"="{6bdd1fc5-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Infrared\0000]
"DevLoader"="*configmg"
"Enumerator"="irenum.vxd"
"InfPath"="INFRARED.INF"
"InfSection"="Generic_Install"
"ProviderName"="Microsoft"
"DriverDate"="06/08/2000"
"DriverDesc"="Infrared Communication Device"
"MatchingDeviceId"="IRDEVICE"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Infrared\0001]
"AttachedTo"="c"
"DevLoader"="*vcomm"
"Enumerator"="irenum.vxd"
"PortDriver"="ircomm.vxd"
"PortSubClass"=hex:01
"InfPath"="INFRARED.INF"
"InfSection"="ComPort_Install"
"ProviderName"="Microsoft"
"DriverDate"="06/08/2000"
"DriverDesc"="Infrared Serial (COM) Port"
"MatchingDeviceId"="Infrared\\COM"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Known16DLLs]
"infrared.dll"="infrared.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ASD\Prob\{CF2524C0-29AE-11CF-97EA-00AA0034319D}]
"ROOT\\INFRARED\\0000"=hex:00
"INFRARED\\COM\\ROOT&INFRARED&0000"=hex:00
"INFRARED\\LPT\\ROOT&INFRARED&0000"=hex:00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ASD\Prob\{9B4E7760-3196-11CF-97EA-00AA0034319D}]
"ROOT\\INFRARED\\0000"=hex:00
"INFRARED\\COM\\ROOT&INFRARED&0000"=hex:00
"INFRARED\\LPT\\ROOT&INFRARED&0000"=hex:00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\Root\Infrared]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\Root\Infrared\0000]
"Class"="Infrared"
"ClassGUID"="{6bdd1fc5-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}"
"Driver"="Infrared\\0000"
"HardwareID"="IRDEVICE"
"Mfg"="Microsoft"
"DeviceDesc"="Infrared Communication Device"
"ConfigFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00
"Capabilities"=hex:14,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\INFRARED]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\INFRARED\KnownDevices]
"IRMINI"="IRMINI"
"SIRESI9680"="SIRESI9680"
"SIRAct200"="SIRAct200"
"SIRAct220"="SIRAct220"
"SIRAct220Plus"="SIRAct220Plus"
"SIRAmp"="SIRAmp"
"SIRAdaptec"="SIRAdaptec"
"SIRParallax"="SIRParallax"
"SIRTekram"="SIRTekram"
"SIRPuma"="SIRPuma"
"SIRTemic"="SIRTemic"
"SIRGirbil"="SIRGirbil"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\INFRARED\COM]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\INFRARED\COM\ROOT&INFRARED&0000]
"Capabilities"=hex:14,00,00,00
"Class"="Ports"
"HardwareID"="Infrared\\COM,INFRARED\\COM"
"FriendlyName"="Virtual Infrared COM Port"
"ClassGUID"="{4d36e978-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}"
"Driver"="Infrared\\0001"
"PortName"="COM4"
"Mfg"="Microsoft"
"DeviceDesc"="Infrared Serial (COM) Port"
"ConfigFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\INFRARED\LPT]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Enum\INFRARED\LPT\ROOT&INFRARED&0000]
"Capabilities"=hex:14,00,00,00
"Class"="Ports"
"HardwareID"="Infrared\\LPT,INFRARED\\LPT"
"FriendlyName"="Virtual Infrared LPT Port"
"ClassGUID"="{4d36e978-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}"
"Driver"="Infrared\\0002"
"PortName"="LPT3"
"Mfg"="Microsoft"
"DeviceDesc"="Infrared Printing (LPT) Port"
"ConfigFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00

FTDI's USB2 to Serial adaptors have an elegant solution for XP,Vista,& 7.

; FTDIPORT.INF
; 
; Copyright © 2000-2011 Future Technology Devices International Limited
;
; USB serial port driver installation file for Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008,
; Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 (x86 and x64).
; 
; 
; THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY FUTURE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS 
; OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
; FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL FUTURE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
; BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, 
; BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
; INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
; (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF
; THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. 
 
; FTDI DRIVERS MAY BE USED ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRODUCTS BASED ON FTDI PARTS.
 
; FTDI DRIVERS MAY BE DISTRIBUTED IN ANY FORM AS LONG AS LICENSE INFORMATION IS NOT MODIFIED.

; IF A CUSTOM VENDOR ID AND/OR PRODUCT ID OR DESCRIPTION STRING ARE USED, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
; THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURER TO MAINTAIN ANY CHANGES AND SUBSEQUENT WHQL RE-CERTIFICATION AS A RESULT OF
; MAKING THESE CHANGES.
;


[Version]
Signature="$Windows NT$"
DriverPackageType=PlugAndPlay
DriverPackageDisplayName=%DESC%
Class=Ports
ClassGUID={4d36e978-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Provider=%FTDI%
CatalogFile=ftdiport.cat
DriverVer=02/28/2011,2.08.12

[SourceDisksNames]
1=%DriversDisk%,,,

[SourceDisksFiles]
ftser2k.sys=1,i386
ftserui2.dll=1,i386
ftcserco.dll = 1,i386

[SourceDisksFiles.amd64]
ftser2k.sys=1,amd64
ftserui2.dll=1,amd64
ftcserco.dll = 1,amd64

[DestinationDirs]
FtdiPort.NT.Copy=10,system32\drivers
FtdiPort.NT.CopyUI=10,system32
FtdiPort.NT.CopyCoInst=10,system32

[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect=*

[Manufacturer]
%FTDI%=FtdiHw,NTamd64

[FtdiHw]
%VID_0403&PID_6001.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NT,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6001
%VID_0403&PID_6010.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NT,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6010
%VID_0403&PID_6011.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NT,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6011
%VID_0403&PID_6014.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NT,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6014

[FtdiHw.NTamd64]
%VID_0403&PID_6001.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NTamd64,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6001
%VID_0403&PID_6010.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NTamd64,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6010
%VID_0403&PID_6011.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NTamd64,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6011
%VID_0403&PID_6014.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort.NTamd64,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_0403&PID_6014

[FtdiPort.NT.AddService]
DisplayName    = %SvcDesc%
ServiceType    = 1 ; SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER
StartType      = 3 ; SERVICE_DEMAND_START
ErrorControl   = 1 ; SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL
ServiceBinary  = %10%\system32\drivers\ftser2k.sys
LoadOrderGroup = Base


; -------------- Serenum Driver install section
[SerEnum_AddService]
DisplayName    = %SerEnum.SvcDesc%
ServiceType    = 1 ; SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER
StartType      = 3 ; SERVICE_DEMAND_START
ErrorControl   = 1 ; SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL
ServiceBinary  = %12%\serenum.sys
LoadOrderGroup = PNP Filter

[FtdiPort.NT.AddReg]
HKR,,EnumPropPages32,,"ftserui2.dll,SerialPortPropPageProvider"

[FtdiPort.NT.Copy]
ftser2k.sys

[FtdiPort.NT.CopyUI]
ftserui2.dll

[FtdiPort.NT.CopyCoInst]
ftcserco.dll

[FtdiPort.NT]
CopyFiles=FtdiPort.NT.Copy,FtdiPort.NT.CopyUI
AddReg=FtdiPort.NT.AddReg

[FtdiPort.NTamd64]
CopyFiles=FtdiPort.NT.Copy,FtdiPort.NT.CopyUI
AddReg=FtdiPort.NT.AddReg

[FtdiPort.NT.HW]
AddReg=FtdiPort.NT.HW.AddReg

[FtdiPort.NTamd64.HW]
AddReg=FtdiPort.NT.HW.AddReg


[FtdiPort.NT.Services]
AddService = FTSER2K, 0x00000002, FtdiPort.NT.AddService
AddService = Serenum,,SerEnum_AddService
DelService = FTSERIAL

[FtdiPort.NTamd64.Services]
AddService = FTSER2K, 0x00000002, FtdiPort.NT.AddService
AddService = Serenum,,SerEnum_AddService
DelService = FTSERIAL


[FtdiPort.NT.HW.AddReg]
HKR,,"UpperFilters",0x00010000,"serenum"
HKR,,"ConfigData",1,11,00,3F,3F,10,27,00,00,88,13,00,00,C4,09,00,00,E2,04,00,00,71,02,00,00,38,41,00,00,9C,80,00,00,4E,C0,00,00,34,00,00,00,1A,00,00,00,0D,00,00,00,06,40,00,00,03,80,00,00,00,00,00,00,D0,80,00,00
HKR,,"MinReadTimeout",0x00010001,0
HKR,,"MinWriteTimeout",0x00010001,0
HKR,,"LatencyTimer",0x00010001,16


[FtdiPort.NT.CoInstallers]
AddReg=FtdiPort.NT.CoInstallers.AddReg
CopyFiles=FtdiPort.NT.CopyCoInst

[FtdiPort.NTamd64.CoInstallers]
AddReg=FtdiPort.NT.CoInstallers.AddReg
CopyFiles=FtdiPort.NT.CopyCoInst

[FtdiPort.NT.CoInstallers.AddReg]
HKR,,CoInstallers32,0x00010000,"ftcserco.Dll,FTCSERCoInstaller"


;---------------------------------------------------------------;

[Strings]
FTDI="FTDI"
DESC="CDM Driver Package - VCP Driver"
DriversDisk="FTDI USB Drivers Disk"
PortsClassName = "Ports (COM & LPT)"
VID_0403&PID_6001.DeviceDesc="USB Serial Port"
VID_0403&PID_6010.DeviceDesc="USB Serial Port"
VID_0403&PID_6011.DeviceDesc="USB Serial Port"
VID_0403&PID_6014.DeviceDesc="USB Serial Port"
SvcDesc="USB Serial Port Driver"
SerEnum.SvcDesc="Serenum Filter Driver"

Last edited by TechDud (2011-03-30 17:15:39)

Re: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

OK, finally!  Using similar SMSC IrCC hardware, it turns out that the 6.2.6000.2 driver DOES work like a charm with XP.
big_smile
Apparently i was experiencing either an incompatability with the SigmaTel IRDA module at a physical layer level, or a defective SigmaTel IRDA module. roll  If only i had another IRDA v1.3 dongle to test these hypotheses.  Maybe it doesn't matter, as the IRDA association has moved past IRDA v1.3 to IRDA v1.4, & now IRDA v1.5.  I do not dare hazard a guess as to the interoperability of these standards! roll

Last edited by TechDud (2011-03-31 10:52:47)

Re: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

OK, you tell me which driver you want added.  Your posts have TOO much info! big_smile

Re: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

Sigmatel WHQL driver v1.28 (from above) & smsc v6.2.6000.2 (fromhttp://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic. … 086#p43086)
The first 2 packages have differing checksums on the 32bit .cat files.  I don't know which could show WHQL support, unless used in 7?

Re: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

OK, I'm on it.
*Edit

Added to 11.04 (in work)
-S1\ SigmaTel 4200 USB-IrDA Adapter DriverVer = 11/03/2003,1.28.0.0
-S2\ SMSC Infrared Device Driver DriverVer = 05/11/2009, 6.2.6000.2

Re: [IMPL] Chipset - SigmaTel & SMSC IRDA

SMSC Infrared Device Driver DriverVer = 05/11/2009, 6.2.6000.2

Perhaps it would be best to roll this driver back to one from a previous DP.
I erred, as this driver is specifically WHQL'ed for Win7.