[linux-dvb] Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS: new Information

Thomas Kaiser (linux-dvb) linux-dvb at kaiser-linux.li
Wed Jan 4 22:41:05 CET 2006

Hello Mike

Thanks for the quick response. See my answer/questions/thoughts below.

Mike Krufky wrote:
> Take a look in the v4l-dvb tree...  We already have a driver for em2800, 
> em2820, and em2840 usb controllers... You may want to speak to mchehab, 
> mrec, cavedron, or sasha, to find out if support can be added for 
> em2880, or if it may already be supported by the em28xx driver...
Are these guys on the list? If so, please answer.

> linux/drivers/media/video/em28xx
I will take a look.

> OTOH, em28xx does not yet have a dvb layer.... This can be added, but so 
> far we havent encountered any devices that call for it, until now.
>> Following chips are used on the Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS:
>> # Tuner (receiver): XCEIVE XC3028
> ^^ this is a very popular tuner, but unfortunatly, is not supported in 
> linux at this time, due to lack of proper specs required to create a 
> driver... I'm sure some other developers have run into this in the past 
> as well... Unfortunately, I dont have an answer for this tuner, although 
> supporting it would open up the possibilities of supporting many more 
> devices.
This chip has a 2-wire interface (I2C?). Form where are the commands 
comming? From an other chip or from USB trought the USB-Bridge?

>> # Demodulator: ZARLINK ZL10353
> ^^ never heard of it.... Zarlink has some other demod's that ARE 
> supported, however... Maybe a driver can be written for this... /me 
> isn't sure.
Actually, it is a replacement for the MT352 and pin compatible.

>> # Videodecoder: 5150AM1
> ^^  might this be a TVP5150 ?  (supported in v4l)
I think so, but there was no "TVP" on the chip

>> # Sound (only for analog?): EMPIA EMP202
> ^^ not sure
We will see.



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