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This firmware is now open, so this project is no longer an idea, to contribute check out:

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Open firmware for ath9k_htc

The ath9k_htc driver is upstream on the Linux kernel and supports QCA's newest USB 802.11n devices. We have open firmware for carl9170 through carl9170.fw but ath9k_htc has no open firmware yet. One possible project is for a student to work on open firmware for ath9k_htc.


  • Embedded Linux experience
  • Programming in C
  • Some Linux kernel driver development experience

How this would work

You can get code under NDA through QCA once its ready for public consumption you can post it under a GPL Compatible license.

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en/developers/gsoc/2012/ath9k_htc_open_firmware.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/26 09:49 (external edit)