[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Moving ALPS BSRV2 tuner handling code to separate file.

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 14:56:22 CEST 2006

Andreas Oberritter wrote:
> Manu Abraham wrote:
>> Since FE == NIM, why should a change to "NIM_*" be important (but 
>> rather it is just a cosmetic change which yields yet another level of 
>> confusion), any specific reason you have, considering everywhere else 
>> in the API it is "FE_*" ?
> I never said it was important, it's just an example for a prefix. 
> Choose whatever you like, I don't really care.

Ah yes, it is quite irrelevant for the adding in even more confusion.

> This is how the manufacturers call RF modules:
> Alps: Digital Tuner
> Broadcom: NIM
> Intel (Zarlink): NIM, front-end device
> Philips: NIM
> Samsung: NIM
> Sharp: Front-End Unit

to chip in more,

Fujitsu: Silicon Tuner
Hyundai: Reciever
LG:Silicon Tuner, Tuner, Digital Tuner
Philips: NIM


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