[linux-dvb] A driver for EZ-USB FX2, Philips TU1216L DVB-T USB device?

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Thu Dec 15 11:20:38 CET 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Arnold Ho wrote:

> On 12/15/05, Hartmut Hackmann <hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de> wrote:
>> I think one of the issues that confuse you is that you - to my
>> understanding - need two pieces of firmware.
>> One piece is the code for the Cypress microcontroller. You should have
>> gotten this.
>> The other piece is for the tda1004x. You can get this from Philips as
>> well. It depends on the board whether you need it. The tda10046 can
>> load it automatically from an on board eeprom. Most recent boards have
>> the eeprom stuffed.
>> To my understanding, you will not have license issues with the tda1004x.
>> The actual driver is GPL, the firmware - if you need it - is publicly
>> available. I can't tell about the Cypress chip and its fimware.
>> The kernel guys accept prorietary firmware. But with proprietary drivers
>> they are currently very picky, regardless of whether they includes kernel
>> code (violates the GPL) or just link to it.
> Awesome. Thanks for clearing my doubts. Many thanks.

You can use the dvb-usb-firmware-loader for downloading the firmware to 
the cypress, you just need to convert the firmware-file into 
intel-hex-format (in binary) and put the filename in the 


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