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

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Thu Dec 15 14:18:41 CET 2005

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Arnold Ho wrote:

> On 12/15/05, Patrick Boettcher <patrick.boettcher at desy.de> wrote:
>> 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
>> dvb_usb_properties.
> dvb-usb successfully load my firmware yesterday but the
> /dev/dvb/adapter* nodes did not appear. They did when I manually
> loaded the firmware with fxload. I think I converted the hex file
> badly. I had just downloaded hex2bin and will be trying again soon.
> Thanks for letting me know. At least I know I am on the right track.

It could bem that "my" hex-format is different - I used my own script to 
generate the binary hex-files.

> I am now looking at the i2c_msg/ctrl_msg and i2c_xfer functions. In
> dibusb-common.c(line 111)
> 	sndbuf[1] = (addr << 1) | (wo ? 0 : 1);
> 	<snip>
> 	if (!wo) {
> 		sndbuf[wlen+2] = (rlen >> 8) & 0xff;
> 		sndbuf[wlen+3] = rlen & 0xff;
> May I know what the bit shifts and bitwise logic are for?

That is for the implementation of the dibusb-i2c-over-usb-protocol. I 
assume yours is different. You have to write your own 

> How did you determine the required structure and thus what to fill 
> sndbuf[] with(addr, len) for the various devices? usblog?

No, I used the driver source from DiBcom. But for other boxes I used the 
usblogger. You should not need that: You said you have the specifications 
from the vendor.


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