Currently bcmdhd doesn't support simultaneous STA+AP mode. We are looking to add this for the next release.
Do you have an estimated release date? This would be extremely helpful. And which company are you with?
I am with Cypress. No firms date yet, but we are looking at sometime in August.
Would this be on the bcm43362 or bcm43364 or both?
It will be for both. As of now bcm43364 is not supported as a Mass Market module. Look in the tare file attached to this doc, to see the currently supported chips.
What is the module with bcm4364 , that you are looking at. You should work with module vendor for support on bcm43364, till we add this as a mass market module.
I've found version 18.104.22.168 of fw_bcmdhd.bin for bcm43362 at imx-firmware.git - i.MX Firmware.
The commit log says
The new fw_bcmdhd.bin supports following modes:
- Soft AP
- Simultaneous STA/Soft AP.
I've tried loading the bcmdhd with that firmware on kernel http://git.freescale.com/git/cgit.cgi/imx/linux-2.6-imx.git/log/?h=imx_4.1.15_1.0.0_ga but I get the message "dhd_bus_start: failed to download firmware /lib/firmware/brcm43362/fw_bcmdhd.bin".
Could you please suggest if there is any particular version of bcmdhd driver only on which this firmware works?
However the freescale's yocto BSP is still pointing to 4.1.15_1.0.0_ga Kernel.
So I think if we need to have this feature running we will need to customize/update the Kernel as per imx_4.9.11_1.0.0_ga branch and use the bcmdhd fw version v22.214.171.124