Any suggestions for a MiniPCI host controller? Has anyone attempted this yet, or even better, is there an evaluation kit with this on it?
No eval kit, no.
Sorry, but no experience in selecting an appropriate chip either, but I would imagine it to be a non-trivial task to get the pci layer working fully in Linux assuming you'll be using Linux).
Would love to know how you go!
I've got a client looking at a Xscale based design, but with a pretty stiff power requirement. The bandwidth isn't big, it just happens that the world has decided communications interfaces are plentiful in that form.
The linux driver would be the least of my worries. ;)
What are you going to connect on a (mini) PCI bus?
WLAN comes in all kinds of interfaces (CF, SPI, USART).
and not just WLAN, you'd be surprised how many different comms interfaces have CF-style cards available, in fact PCMCIA cards should work in there too.
16-bit PCMCIA cards, remember that CardBus is 32-bit (PCI).
It's not standard wifi.. pretty much stuck with miniPCI.
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