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Manual Pages  — ATH3KFW


ath3kfw – firmware download utility for Atheros AR3011/AR3012 chip based Bluetooth USB devices



ath3kfw -d device_name -f firmware_path
ath3kfw -h


The ath3kfw utility downloads the specified firmware file to the specified ugen(4) device.

This utility will only work with Atheros AR3011 and AR3012 chip based Bluetooth USB devices. The identification is currently based on USB vendor ID/product ID pair. The vendor ID should be 0x0cf3 ( USB_VENDOR_ATHEROS2) and the product ID should be one of the supported devices.

Firmware files are available in the linux-firmware RPM.

The ath3kfw utility will query the device to determine which firmware image and board configuration to load in at runtime.

The options are as follows:
  Enable verbose debugging.
-d device_name
  Specify ugen(4) device name.
I Enable informational debugging.
-f firmware_path
  Specify the directory containing the firmware files to search and upload.
  Display usage message and exit.


The utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


libusb(3), ugen(4), devd(8)


The original utility was written by Maksim Yevmenkin <Mt m_evmenkin@yahoo.com>. This was written based on Linux ath3k by Adrian Chadd <Mt adrian@freebsd.org>.


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ATH3KFW (8) June 4, 2016

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