[linux-dvb] Re: Supported radio card universal or PCI-X interface

Robin Hill dvb at robinhill.me.uk
Tue Oct 3 09:46:45 CEST 2006


On Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 07:00:00PM +0200, Emilio Castellano wrote:

> 
> Robin Hill wrote:
> >On Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 12:20:34PM +0200, Emilio Castellano wrote:
> >
> >>Hiya,
> >>
> >>I've just try two cards with radio support. Hauppage WinTV primioFM and 
> >>Terratec 600, but none of this have universal or PCI-X interface,
> >>
> >>Does anybody know a board with this specs. covered?
> >>
> >Aren't they using standard PCI interfaces?  In which case they should be
> >forward compatible with PCI-X (unless they're 5V cards I guess).  I very
> >much doubt you'll get a PCI-X interface radio card - the only reason for
> >choosing PCI-X over PCI is the improved bandwidth.
> >
> >Or did you mean PCI-e rather than PCI-X?  And what do you mean by
> >universal?  I can't imagine any internal interface that could be
> >described as "universal".
> One of the projects I'm working on use HP servers with a backplane
> composed only with PCI-X slots, but many of the boards with radio
> support working on linux right now use old 5V connection.. (just one
> division at the external side of the botton).
> David was right, as universal I refer to those cards supporting multiple
> voltages (5V and 3.3V). These ones could be plugged in a PCI-X slot and
> they work the same way a normal PCI does.
> 
Ah, OK - got ya now.

> That's the reason I'd like to find out if there's a universal radio card
>  (only radio or multifunction) that works ok.
> 
Is USB an option for you?  I'd guess you'd have more luck with finding
something with USB than 3.3V PCI.

Cheers,
        Robin
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