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I need to develop a Windows based device driver for a GigE product. Is there any sample WIndows device driver source code available for reference?

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John Phillips - Sr. Manager Marketing
Pleora Technologies
john [dot] phillips [at] pleora.com
(613) 270-0625

To my knowledge, there is no sample code available to build a Windows device driver for GigE Vision. However, why not take a look at Pleora's eBUS SDK? It supports all GigE Vision devices, as well as USB3 Vision, and is supported on Windows, Linux (ARM and Intel), and OSX.

Brian Durand - AIA Certified Vision Professional, Advanced Level
I4 Solutions, LLC
bdurand [at] i4solutions [dot] us
612-888-6000

I'm going to assume that by "GigE product" you mean a GigE Vision compliant camera. As John mentioned, Pleora is a fine option. Other suppliers have also wrapped the low level specification with their own higher-level API. Some, such as Matrox, Cognex, National Instruments and MVtec, license (almost) universal drivers for a fee. Another good option is the SDKs offered by most camera manufacturers. They tend to be free, but only work with that manufacturer's cameras. Basler Pylon is an example.

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