I am planning to emulate a USB device on my PC and I came across PLX Net2280 PCI to USB 2.0 peripheral device controller which can be inserted into the PCI slot. On PLXTech's website the spec features of Net2280 include a PCI Bus and a USB device port along with other things. But the website also talks about Net2280EVB which is a PCI board on which the controller should be mounted on, in order to use it.
I have the following questions:
1. What are the hardware components that I need to order? Should I order just Net2280 controller or the PCI board as well?
and the PCI board - Net2280EVB (http://www.plxtech.com/pdf/usb/2280EVB_Sales_Flyer.pdf).
2. Do I need to buy any additional software components apart from those supplied with Net2280 (for example the PLX-RDK mentioned on the website), if I am going to do the device emulation on Linux?
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