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Also, check FCC registration info

Also, check FCC registration info

Posted Oct 10, 2006 19:37 UTC (Tue) by tetromino (subscriber, #33846)
In reply to: Also, check FCC registration info by AJWM
Parent article: Device drivers and non-disclosure agreements

I don't see why the FCC docs would help. I mean, how does knowing how many watts of RF the device emits help a programmer who is trying to figure out what random bit of hex needs to written to which register to make the device emit those watts?


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Also, check FCC registration info

Posted Oct 10, 2006 23:07 UTC (Tue) by AJWM (guest, #15888) [Link]

As I said, the FCC info may not help. But sometimes it does -- it might help you discover that device Foo contains an Xyz1234 chip, for which specs or a driver is available. (I got an old cheap digital camera whose USB ID was unrecognized to work this way.) Sometimes the info is more useful to hardware hackers than driver writers.

It doesn't cost anything but a little time to look.


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