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ESA(4) NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual ESA(4)
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esa -- ESS Technology Allegro-1 / Maestro-3 family audio device driver
esa* at pci? dev ? function ?
audio* at audiobus?
The esa driver provides support for the ESS Allegro-1 and Maestro-3 audio
devices on the PCI bus. These devices are popular in laptop systems.
The Allegro-1 and the Maestro-3 are full-duplex devices that allow inde-
pendent playback and recording at sample rates between 8000Hz and 48000Hz
and are capable of playback at 8 and 16 bit in mono and stereo.
Setting options ESA_NUM_VOICES=4 allows for hardware mixing in the device
driver. Note that due to microcode constraints, the esa driver is cur-
rently limited to 4 simultaneous voices.
ac97(4), audio(4), pci(4)
The esa device driver appeared in NetBSD 1.5.3.
Jared D. McNeill <email@example.com>
NetBSD 9.99 May 13, 2008 NetBSD 9.99