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1Broadcom introduced new bus as replacement for older SSB. It is based on AMBA,
2however from programming point of view there is nothing AMBA specific we use.
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4Standard AMBA drivers are platform specific, have hardcoded addresses and use
5AMBA standard fields like CID and PID.
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7In case of Broadcom's cards every device consists of:
81) Broadcom specific AMBA device. It is put on AMBA bus, but can not be treated
9   as standard AMBA device. Reading it's CID or PID can cause machine lockup.
102) AMBA standard devices called ports or wrappers. They have CIDs (AMBA_CID)
11   and PIDs (0x103BB369), but we do not use that info for anything. One of that
12   devices is used for managing Broadcom specific core.
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14Addresses of AMBA devices are not hardcoded in driver and have to be read from
15EPROM.
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17In this situation we decided to introduce separated bus. It can contain up to
1816 devices identified by Broadcom specific fields: manufacturer, id, revision
19and class.
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