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+===============================================================
+== BT8XXGPIO driver ==
+== ==
+== A driver for a selfmade cheap BT8xx based PCI GPIO-card ==
+== ==
+== For advanced documentation, see ==
+== http://www.bu3sch.de/btgpio.php ==
+===============================================================
+
+
+A generic digital 24-port PCI GPIO card can be built out of an ordinary
+Brooktree bt848, bt849, bt878 or bt879 based analog TV tuner card. The
+Brooktree chip is used in old analog Hauppauge WinTV PCI cards. You can easily
+find them used for low prices on the net.
+
+The bt8xx chip does have 24 digital GPIO ports.
+These ports are accessible via 24 pins on the SMD chip package.
+
+
+==============================================
+== How to physically access the GPIO pins ==
+==============================================
+
+The are several ways to access these pins. One might unsolder the whole chip
+and put it on a custom PCI board, or one might only unsolder each individual
+GPIO pin and solder that to some tiny wire. As the chip package really is tiny
+there are some advanced soldering skills needed in any case.
+
+The physical pinouts are drawn in the following ASCII art.
+The GPIO pins are marked with G00-G23
+
+ G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
+ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
+ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ --| ^ ^ |--
+ --| pin 86 pin 67 |--
+ --| |--
+ --| pin 61 > |-- G18
+ --| |-- G19
+ --| |-- G20
+ --| |-- G21
+ --| |-- G22
+ --| pin 56 > |-- G23
+ --| |--
+ --| Brooktree 878/879 |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| |--
+ --| O |--
+ --| |--
+ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
+ ^
+ This is pin 1
+