[linux-dvb] questions about STV0229_LOCKOUTPUT

Andrew de Quincey adq_dvb at lidskialf.net
Thu Nov 10 14:00:58 CET 2005

On Wednesday 09 Nov 2005 01:34, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> > On Tuesday 08 Nov 2005 20:35, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> > > Imho the dish support in stv0299.c should be replaced by a generic
> > > implementation in dvb_frontend.c which can be used by all frontends.
> > > It should be easy to replace the stv0299-specific set_voltage stuff by
> > > fe->ops->set_voltage() calls.
> >
> > I seem to remember asking the original author about that when he added
> > it. He said the problem was that it is really timing specific - he had to
> > specifically optimise the stv0299 code so that it met the requirements. I
> > don't have any dish networks hardware myself so I can't confirm or deny
> > this.
> Neither do I.

I had a quick look over that code. Basically it transmits a 9 bit command byte 
using 13v/18v levels to represent 0/1. I didn't see any reason why it 
wouldn't be possible to move the signalling algorithm itself into the 
dvb_frontend core code, where it would just call the appropriate frontend 
set_voltage methods. Of course, timing is very important using such a simple 
method - so we'll have to see.

If I have a go at developing that, would someone with suitable dish networks 
equipment be able to test a couple of patches?

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