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DaZo_4818121
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I know Cypress's FullMAC/HardMAC drivers are frequently updated and available. How about the SoftMAC driver? I can't find it in the community.

Noticed that Cypress FullMAC is patches based on upstream driver drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmfmac. Does upstream driver drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/brcm80211/brcmsmac apply for Cypress Wi-Fi productions?

Thanks!

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MuraliR_36
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@DaZo_4818121 We neither have nor support SoftMAC drivers and hence the reason why you don't find it in the releases.

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MuraliR_36
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@DaZo_4818121 We neither have nor support SoftMAC drivers and hence the reason why you don't find it in the releases.

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DaZo_4818121
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@MuraliR_36 , thanks.
Upstream SoftMAC driver has some benefits both for vendor (resource) and uses. And many other vendors support SoftMAC drivers. May I know why Cypress decides to support neither SoftMAC nor "upstream" FullMAC driver?

Thanks,

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MuraliR_36
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@DaZo_4818121 

SoftMAC has only the Phy layer implementation and the MAC layer needs to be implemented on the Host which would add a lot of overhead. Additionally, our MAC layer implementation is proprietary and SMAC would need this to be open. Will let you know if I find any further details.

Also, the FMAC drivers are upstreamed.

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