[linux-dvb] dbv-t Conditional Access Module

Wolfgang Wegner wolfgang at leila.ping.de
Sun Dec 24 15:50:46 CET 2006

On Sun, Dec 24, 2006 at 01:40:55AM +0100, Michael Pihlblad wrote:
> I am thinking maybe it is possible to use a pcmcia to pci adapter card and
> stick the CAM module in that?

sorry to disappoint you, but at least with the "regular" pcmcia to pci
adapters this won`t work.
Although the physical dimensions are the same and you can get a DVB
common access module to be recognized in a pcmcia slot, it is not possible
to route the transport stream through a module with regular pcmcia hardware.
The pins used are the same as for the 16-bit part of pcmcia, but the
protocol is completely different.

However, there are definitely DVB-T PCI cards available that have a
connection for a CI daughter board - I have a KNC1 board that is built
in such a way, and I remember to have seen other manufacturers too.

Recently there was a news article stating that Hauppauge builds a special
hardware solution to connect a CI module to the USB (sorry, german language):
but I could not find this product on the hauppauge pages, and I doubt there
are (and will be) linux drivers available.

Maybe someone else can give a comment if this hauppauge thing really hit the
market, or there are any specs available.


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