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Yes, the library that you tried to use (Robot IR Remote) is indeed developed for another architecture and it won’t work on the Edison.
Now regarding your questions, I’ve been looking at the UPM libraries, http://iotdk.intel.com/docs/master/upm/modules.html, and there’s no a specific library for your sensor (TSOP38238) but there are other libraries for different IR devices, for example the RPR220 or the GP2Y0A so with this in mind the Edison is capable to handle IR devices similar to yours. To answer your last question, it would be necessary to write your own library and for that you can base your work on the libraries that I mentioned before.
You can check them here:
http://iotdk.intel.com/docs/master/upm/classupm_1_1_r_p_r220.html for the RPR220.
http://iotdk.intel.com/docs/master/upm/classupm_1_1_g_p2_y0_a.html#details for the GP2Y0A.
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Thanks for the info and pointers.
The pages that you referenced don't give me enough clues to continue. They are probably good for those who are further ahead in their experimentation with Edison. I will drop this IR sensor project.
I now know that I should do more research on compatibility at places like:
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Thanks for the help.