[linux-dvb] Anubis Electronics "Lifeview"(0x10fd:0x1513)

Pierre Willenbrock pierre at pirsoft.de
Thu Mar 8 17:06:16 CET 2007

Hi Hartmut,

Hartmut Hackmann schrieb:
> Hi, Pierre
> Pierre Willenbrock schrieb:
>> Hartmut Hackmann schrieb:
>>> Hi,
>>> Aapo Tahkola schrieb:
>>>> On Sat, 3 Mar 2007 03:10:41 +0200
>>>> Aapo Tahkola <aet at rasterburn.org> wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 02 Mar 2007 23:06:15 +0100
>>>>> Pierre Willenbrock <pierre at pirsoft.dnsalias.org> wrote:
>>>>>> Michael Krufky schrieb:
>>>>>>> Pierre Willenbrock wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi list,
>>>>>>>> I am owner of a "MSI DIGIVOX mini-II". I got it to work using the
>>>>>>>> attached patch and firmware. The patch and firmware are the
>>>>>>>> result of analyzing some usb logs from windows.
>>>>>>>> The patch breaks all users of tda10046, as i don't understand how
>>>>>>>> that chip is supposed to work. The same goes for my driver
>>>>>>>> implementation of the Philips 8275a.
>>>>>>>> So this mess needs to be fixed before it can go into the
>>>>>>>> repository.
>>>>>>>> The patch is against a fresh hg checkout from
>>>>>>>> http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb at 2007-02-22 21:00 UTC.
>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>   Pierre
>>>>>>> Pierre-
>>>>>>> I am very happy to hear that you got this device working...
>>>>>>> Interestingly enough, we have already created a new tda827x dvb fe
>>>>>>> module, which might be better for your device...  This new tda827x
>>>>>>> module has not yet been merged into the master v4l-dvb repository,
>>>>>>> but it will be soon.  Could you try to use the code located in:
>>>>>>> http://linuxtv.org/hg/~hhackmann/v4l-dvb
>>>>>>> The tda827x module will be able to detect the difference between
>>>>>>> the tda8275 and the tda8275a ...  You do not have to fill the
>>>>>>> callback functions in the config struct -- that is really meant as
>>>>>>> a hack for some required GPIO handling in the saa7134-dvb driver
>>>>>>> for input switching.
>>>>>>> If you can generate a new patch against the repository above, it
>>>>>>> would make it _much_ easier to integrate your patch into the
>>>>>>> sources.   After you get that done, we can work out the tda1004x
>>>>>>> differences.
>>>>>>> You might also want to speak to aett and friedrich, regulars of
>>>>>>> the #linuxtv irc chat room on irc.freenode.net ... aet is the
>>>>>>> author of the m920x driver, and friedrich has the same device
>>>>>>> that you have. They have been working on it, but haven't yet
>>>>>>> gotten successful results.
>>>>>>> Good work!  Hopefully we can clean this up after you generate a
>>>>>>> new patch using the tda827x module from hhackmann's repository.
>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>> Mike Krufky
>>>>>> Hi Mike and Hartmut,
>>>>>> this time, the patch does not change tda827x.c at all. I fiddled
>>>>>> with the PHY2 value in tda1004x.c and found it to be related to the
>>>>>> IF(there seems to be some factor between the IF and PHY2 introduced
>>>>>> somewhere else). This leaves some differences in tda1004x.c. I don't
>>>>>> know what to do with these, so i would be glad to get any hints.
>>>>> Updated patch. I'm fine with these m920x changes.
>>>> Signed-of-by: Aapo Tahkola <aet at rasterburn.org>
>>> PHY2 indeed defines the IF frequency relative to the sampling frequency.
>>> If you need a different value here, the reason most probably is the
>>> following:
>>> In some countries, i.e. Britain, France and Australia, the tranmitters
>>> are +/- 166kHz off the channel center frequency. This isn't documented.
>>> You can compensate this by simply tuning to the actually used channel
>>> center frequency.
>> The windows driver used an IF of 4.75MHz for UHF, so i resorted to
>> hardcoding it to 4.75MHz in tda827x.c, while using PHY2, WREF and the
>> other settings from an usb log. After changing PHY2 the hack in
>> tda827x.c is no longer needed. This leaves me with these settings for
>> UHF(cannot test VHF -- i don't get any channels in that range):
>> CONFPLL2=7 //52MHz sampling clock?
> yes
>> FREQ_PHY2=0xc4f
>> TIME_WREF1..5=0x5b, 0x02, 0xd0, 0x2d, 0x03
> This gives a IF center frequency of 5.0MHz and a bandwidth of 8MHz.
>>> A note: Some channel decoders can compensate this offset automatically.
>>> The tda10046 needs assistance from the driver for this. This is not
>>> built in yet.
>>> Hartmut
>> Regards,
>>   Pierre
> The only difference is that you use a sampling clock of 52MHz while the
> original driver uses 48MHz. This btw is the same as the Philips default
> driver for windows uses.
> We could have a long discussion now about ideal sampling frequencies but
> believe me: as long as your board does not have a weird interference
> problem, 48MHz is the better choice for the sampling clock and adding a
> additional one would only make life more difficult.

I thought i checked that it does not easily work with 48MHz, but
obviously i did not. The reception part works now perfectly without any

This leaves me with a last difference:

CONF_TRISTATE1 must be -0-- -0-1 (binary, msb first, - is don't care) in

In case this helps, i am using AGC_IFO_AUTO_NEG and GPTRI, but
CONF_POLARITY = 0x20 instead of 0x60 works, too, as well as
CONFADC2=0x34 instead of 0x38.


PS: A quick guess: 48MHz is said to interfere with the USB frequency?
How does the tda10046 generate its clocks, anyway?

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