Asus U3100 Mini plus DVB-T

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There is now kernel support for the demodulator and the USB bridge (af9035 chip) and for the tuner (FC2580).

Glue code to support the Asus U3100 Mini plus has now landed in the current staging tree and has been pull-requested for 3.7.

did vendor device standard supported pic url hostinterface usbid hw tuner demodulator usbbridge fw comment E
asus-my-cinema-u3100-mini-plus ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini Plus DVBT Tuner DVB-T Yes, Yes, in kernel since 3.7 Asus U3100 Mini plus DVB-T 01.JPG [1] USB2.0 0b05:1779 Afatech AF9035 FCI2580 af9033 af9035 [2] There's an older device by almost the same name (without the "plus"), which is dib7xxx based and works out of the box. Jump to the place where you can edit this entry
asus-my-cinema-u3100-mini-plus-v2 ASUS My Cinema U3100 Mini Plus V2 DVB-T Yes Dvb-t asus u3100mini plus v2.JPG [3] USB2.0 1b80:d393 Afatech DVB-T receiver [RTL2832U] Jump to the place where you can edit this entry

Image of the tuner and USB Bridge/Demodulator. Asus U3100 Mini plus DVB-T 02.JPG Asus U3100 Mini plus DVB-T 03.JPG

Image of the other side of the V2 Dvb-t asus u3100mini plus v2 2.JPG

USB Quircks should no longer be needed for this device. For the time being still listed here.

options usbhid quirks=0x0b05:0x1779:0x0004

The original rare drivers v9.08.14.1 had been uploaded to

Compiling v9.08.14.1 may be very adventurous. I have made some pathology to original driver :) and reduce it only to ASUS_U3100_mini device and fix various incompatibilities. Minimum additional modification are needed to installing. Works well for kernel < 2.6.35.

This old driver currently still lives in my git repository for the AF903x and keep pushing changes I receive until 3.7 is released.

09.07.2013 The device does not seem to work. Seems to be a problem with I2C communication between frontend and tuner. The error is

dvb_usb_v2: 'Asus U3100Mini Plus' error while loading driver (-19)
dvb_usb_v2: 'Asus U3100Mini Plus' successfully deinitialized and disconnected

19.07.2013 Ubuntu 13.04, kernel 3.11.0-999-generic #201307180423 x86_64, firmware In circa 1 case of 50 is the device successfully identified by i2c and working:

Jul 18 22:08:22 thinkpad kernel: [ 2249.356481] i2c i2c-6: af9033: firmware version: LINK= OFDM=
Jul 18 22:08:22 thinkpad kernel: [ 2249.360331] usb 1-1: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Afatech AF9033 (DVB-T))...
Jul 18 22:08:22 thinkpad kernel: [ 2249.412901] i2c i2c-6: fc2580: FCI FC2580 successfully identified
Jul 18 22:08:22 thinkpad kernel: [ 2249.424688] usb 1-1: dvb_usb_v2: 'Asus U3100Mini Plus' successfully initialized and connected

Otherwise it throws the "error while loading driver (-19)" mention above. Full part of syslog and file contents I have collected from /sys/bus/i2c/devices/i2c-6/device/ for debugging can be found here: .

--SignElSoft 22:04, 20 February 2014 (CET)
I have seen the same problem.
I have made a little change on the /usr/src/linux/drivers/media/tuners/fc2580.c file, and compiled a new fc2580.ko module, and it works fine.

struct dvb_frontend *fc2580_attach(struct dvb_frontend *fe, struct i2c_adapter *i2c, const struct fc2580_config *cfg)

/* check if the tuner is there */
ret = fc2580_rd_reg(priv, 0x01, &chip_id);
/* *************** COMMENT OUT THIS PART *****************************
if (ret < 0)
goto err;

dev_dbg(&priv->i2c->dev, "%s: chip_id=%02x\n", __func__, chip_id);

switch (chip_id) {
case 0x56:
case 0x5a:
goto err;