[linux-dvb] TDA10086 with Pinnacle 400e tuning broken

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Wed Feb 6 09:57:36 CET 2008

Am Mittwoch, den 06.02.2008, 09:17 +0100 schrieb André Weidemann:
> Hartmut Hackmann wrote:
> > Are you sure that it is a lnbp21 on your board?
> > What kind of satellite equipment do you have?
> > - a single LNB, so the 22kHz tone is enough.
> > - a Multiswitch?
> >   if yes, which commands does it need / understand?
> >   - nothing but the tone?
> >   - a tone burst to switch between satellites and the tone?
> >   - full diseqc (2?) serial messages?
> > 
> > I got a board with tda10086 and lnbp21 let and started measuring.
> > voltage switching and static tone work fine with the current
> > configuration.
> Hi Hartmut,
> I got the same tuning problems as Patrick. After your patch the Pinnacle 
> 400e is not working anymore. I can get a signal, but no lock at all.
> I took a look at the PCB and there is definitely an LNBP21PD soldered 
> onto it.
> Your patch disables the modulation of the 22kHz signal inside the demod 
> as fas as I understood, but then the LNBP21PD was supposed to generate it.
> Unfortunately this is not possible with the Pinnacle 400e. I took a look 
> at the LNBP21PD datasheet which states, that DSQIN is supposed to be 
> connected to GND if you don't want the 22kHz signal to be generated by 
> the LNBP21 itself. Guess what?! Pin 14(DSQIN) is connected to GND.
> For the time being I reverted your patch on my local system and the 
> Pinnacle 400e is working flawlessly again.
>   André


we should try to get this sorted.

With the prior state, working for Andre and others, it does not work on
the LifeView Trio (PCI and cardbus) and the saa7134 driver. Three guys I
think reported it and Hartmut did wait with the patch for long and
allowed about half a year for testing ...

So, if we can't fix it soon, prior state of course counts and those
later will have to use the patches further. Such a "fix" can always be
committed prior to 2.6.25 release.


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