[linux-dvb] Questions about Firmware

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Wed Aug 31 13:56:08 CEST 2005

Christian Gmeiner wrote:
> I hope somebody can give me some answers to my questions.
> I want to disassemble the microcode/firmware of the dxr3 board from
> sigma designs. Now i need to guess what kind of asm commands it support.
> As for the DVB's there is also a firmware i wanteded to know if this 
> firmware
> is an ARM or MIPS.

The av7110 firmware is for ARM (never saw "ARM crashed" in dmesg?).
I don't know about dxr3 but I *guess* the EM8xxx all have MIPS cores.

Doesn't strings(1) give you a hint? (e.g. the av7110 fw contains the
"Thumb" keyword)


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