WDM Device Drivers
The Windows Driver Model defines the standard approach to writing kernel-mode device drivers for the Windows® operating system. This model is file based, asynchronous, packed based and layered. WDM defines three driver roles:
- Function Driver
- Filter Driver
- Bus Driver
WDM drivers access hardware on various bus systems such as PCI / Compact PCI, PCMCIA, SCSI, IEEE 1394 (Firewire) and USB (Universal Serial Bus). WDM defines various device classes as for example HID (Human Input Devices). Common development tools are C/C++, Platform SDK, WDK, WinDbg and Target Designer.
Windows Driver Foundation (WDF)
Windows Driver Foundation is a framework for writing kernel-mode drivers targeting Windows® operating systems WXP, W2K3, Vista, Win7 and 2008 Server. Windows Driver Foundation Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) is built on top of the native lower level WDM (Windows Driver Model). User Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) component of WDF enables drivers for some limited types of devices to run in user mode instead of privileged kernel mode.
Driver Developers Training Courses (WDM/WDF)
Around the topic of WDM driver development we offer training courses for software developers.
Developer training seminar "WDM/WDF KMDF Device Driver Development" (5 days) is available as public seminar as well as on site.
Developer training seminar WDF UMDF Device Driver Development (5 days) is available on demand.
Please refer to seminar page for details.