Chapter 191. Broadcom WWD overview
CYGPKG_NET_WIFI_BROADCOM_WWD package implements
the eCos specific support for the Broadcom WICED Wireless Driver (WWD)
sources present in (3rd-party) Broadcom WICED-SDK releases. The WWD
package is for use with the generic eCos WLAN (wireless networking)
support layer to present the common eCos wireless API.
The WWD package relies on the presence of
packages. It also requires the eCos Kernel C API
CYGFUN_KERNEL_API_C) to provide the required
Due to licensing restrictions the WICED-SDK package cannot be distributed as part of an eCos release. The developer is responsible for obtaining a supported WICED-SDK version via the normal Broadcom channels. e.g. the WICED Wi-Fi developer forum website.
Currently only WICED-SDK-3.5.2 is supported.
See Section 191.2, “WICED-SDK Installation” for a description of how to install the WICED-SDK.
NOTE: The WICED-SDK source tree must be installed into the correct eCosPro tree location prior to any target configuration via ecosconfig or configtool.
191.2. WICED-SDK Installation
After acquiring a supported Broadcom WICED-SDK release package it
needs to be extracted into the correct location within your eCosPro
release source tree. Currently the WICED-SDK archives are distributed
The WICED-SDK sources need to be installed into
src sub-directory of
CYGPKG_NET_WIFI_BROADCOM_WWD package within the
eCosPro release tree.
WICED-SDK-220.127.116.11z package as an
example, the following is a command-line example of extracting into
the eCosPro tree. The source path for the eCosPro tree depends on your
specific installation, as does the specific
7z x ~/Downloads/WICED-SDK-18.104.22.168z7-Zip  9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18 p7zip Version 9.20 (locale=en_GB.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,8 CPUs) Processing archive: /home/user/Downloads/WICED-SDK-22.214.171.124z Extracting WICED-SDK-3.5.2/tools/common/OSX/aes_cbc_128 Extracting WICED-SDK-3.5.2/tools/common/Linux32/aes_cbc_128 [ … 7z output elided … ] Extracting WICED-SDK-3.5.2/apps Extracting WICED-SDK-3.5.2 Everything is Ok Folders: 1055 Files: 6954 Size: 878793443 Compressed: 121342379
Assuming an example eCosPro release with version
vX.Y.ZZ, and using release 3.5.2 of the
WICED-SDK, you should end up with a file hierarchy similar to the
Figure 191.1. Example WICED-SDK installation
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