7.1.12. Tuner drivers

7.1.12.1. Simple tuner Programming

There are some flavors of Tuner programming APIs. These differ mainly by the bandswitch byte.

  • L= LG_API (VHF_LO=0x01, VHF_HI=0x02, UHF=0x08, radio=0x04)

  • P= PHILIPS_API (VHF_LO=0xA0, VHF_HI=0x90, UHF=0x30, radio=0x04)

  • T= TEMIC_API (VHF_LO=0x02, VHF_HI=0x04, UHF=0x01)

  • A= ALPS_API (VHF_LO=0x14, VHF_HI=0x12, UHF=0x11)

  • M= PHILIPS_MK3 (VHF_LO=0x01, VHF_HI=0x02, UHF=0x04, radio=0x19)

7.1.12.2. Tuner Manufacturers

  • Samsung Tuner identification: (e.g. TCPM9091PD27)

TCP [ABCJLMNQ] 90[89][125] [DP] [ACD] 27 [ABCD]
[ABCJLMNQ]:
  A= BG+DK
  B= BG
  C= I+DK
  J= NTSC-Japan
  L= Secam LL
  M= BG+I+DK
  N= NTSC
  Q= BG+I+DK+LL
[89]: ?
[125]:
  2: No FM
  5: With FM
[DP]:
  D= NTSC
  P= PAL
[ACD]:
  A= F-connector
  C= Phono connector
  D= Din Jack
[ABCD]:
  3-wire/I2C tuning, 2-band/3-band

These Tuners are PHILIPS_API compatible.

Philips Tuner identification: (e.g. FM1216MF)

F[IRMQ]12[1345]6{MF|ME|MP}
F[IRMQ]:
 FI12x6: Tuner Series
 FR12x6: Tuner + Radio IF
 FM12x6: Tuner + FM
 FQ12x6: special
 FMR12x6: special
 TD15xx: Digital Tuner ATSC
12[1345]6:
 1216: PAL BG
 1236: NTSC
 1246: PAL I
 1256: Pal DK
{MF|ME|MP}
 MF: BG LL w/ Secam (Multi France)
 ME: BG DK I LL   (Multi Europe)
 MP: BG DK I      (Multi PAL)
 MR: BG DK M (?)
 MG: BG DKI M (?)
MK2 series PHILIPS_API, most tuners are compatible to this one !
MK3 series introduced in 2002 w/ PHILIPS_MK3_API

Temic Tuner identification: (.e.g 4006FH5)

 4[01][0136][269]F[HYNR]5
  40x2: Tuner (5V/33V), TEMIC_API.
  40x6: Tuner 5V
  41xx: Tuner compact
  40x9: Tuner+FM compact
 [0136]
  xx0x: PAL BG
  xx1x: Pal DK, Secam LL
  xx3x: NTSC
  xx6x: PAL I
 F[HYNR]5
  FH5: Pal BG
  FY5: others
  FN5: multistandard
  FR5: w/ FM radio
 3X xxxx: order number with specific connector
Note: Only 40x2 series has TEMIC_API, all newer tuners have PHILIPS_API.

LG Innotek Tuner:

  • TPI8NSR11 : NTSC J/M (TPI8NSR01 w/FM) (P,210/497)

  • TPI8PSB11 : PAL B/G (TPI8PSB01 w/FM) (P,170/450)

  • TAPC-I701 : PAL I (TAPC-I001 w/FM) (P,170/450)

  • TPI8PSB12 : PAL D/K+B/G (TPI8PSB02 w/FM) (P,170/450)

  • TAPC-H701P: NTSC_JP (TAPC-H001P w/FM) (L,170/450)

  • TAPC-G701P: PAL B/G (TAPC-G001P w/FM) (L,170/450)

  • TAPC-W701P: PAL I (TAPC-W001P w/FM) (L,170/450)

  • TAPC-Q703P: PAL D/K (TAPC-Q001P w/FM) (L,170/450)

  • TAPC-Q704P: PAL D/K+I (L,170/450)

  • TAPC-G702P: PAL D/K+B/G (L,170/450)

  • TADC-H002F: NTSC (L,175/410?; 2-B, C-W+11, W+12-69)

  • TADC-M201D: PAL D/K+B/G+I (L,143/425) (sound control at I2C address 0xc8)

  • TADC-T003F: NTSC Taiwan (L,175/410?; 2-B, C-W+11, W+12-69)

Suffix:
  • P= Standard phono female socket

  • D= IEC female socket

  • F= F-connector

Other Tuners:

  • TCL2002MB-1 : PAL BG + DK =TUNER_LG_PAL_NEW_TAPC

  • TCL2002MB-1F: PAL BG + DK w/FM =PHILIPS_PAL

  • TCL2002MI-2 : PAL I = ??

ALPS Tuners:

  • Most are LG_API compatible

  • TSCH6 has ALPS_API (TSCH5 ?)

  • TSBE1 has extra API 05,02,08 Control_byte=0xCB Source:1

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