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USB_EHCI_HCD — EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support


The Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) is standard for USB 2.0 "high speed" (480 Mbit/sec, 60 Mbyte/sec) host controller hardware. If your USB host controller supports USB 2.0, you will likely want to configure this Host Controller Driver. At the time of this writing, the primary implementation of EHCI is a chip from NEC, widely available in add-on PCI cards, but implementations are in the works from other vendors, including Intel and Philips. Motherboard support is emerging.

EHCI controllers are packaged with "companion" host controllers (OHCI or UHCI) to handle USB 1.1 devices connected to root hub ports. Ports will connect to EHCI if the device is high speed, otherwise they connect to a companion controller. If you configure EHCI, you should probably configure the OHCI (for NEC and some other vendors) USB Host Controller Driver or UHCI (for Via motherboards) Host Controller Driver too.

You may want to read Documentation/usb/ehci.txt for more information on this driver.

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