[linux-dvb] XC5000/XC3028 tuner dvb support?

Steven Toth stoth at hauppauge.com
Tue Oct 23 21:02:49 CEST 2007

Chaogui Zhang wrote:
> Hi, everyone,
> I bought a Pinnacle PCTV HD 800i card recently and I am trying to add
> support for the card. It has the following chips on board:
> 1. CX23883 (supported already)
> 2. Samsung S5H1409 (supported already)
> 3. Cirrus 5340 ADC (not seen on the I2C bus)
> 4. ATMEL eeprom (forgot the part no., but probably not needed anyway)
> 5. Xceive XC5000 or XC3028 tuner. (Not visible, mentioned in the windows 
>    driver inf file.)

Great! Take some decent PCB and silicon pictures and make them available 
via a website so we can all see the board. :)

> The windows inf file refers to Xceive XC5000 as the tuner in the
> *comment*, but there is NO mentioning of it anywhere else, while
> XC3028 is referenced a few more times (firmware, tuner type comment
> etc). I am pasting the relevant parts of the inf file below.
> I searched the archive and noticed that Steven Toth mentioned in August
> about writing a driver for XC5000. At the same time, there is an
> existing xc3028.c file in the v4l-dvb tree (which probably needs some
> work before it can be used for this card, since it depends on em28xx
> as mentioned in the comment of that file).
> Based on the windows driver information, is it safe to say that it may
> contain the XC5000 hardware, but that is also backward-compatible with
> XC3028? 

The 5000 is not backwards compatible with the 3028, you need to find out 
which tuner the board has and deal with the lack of driver after that.

- Steve

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