DVBSky S950

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DVB-S/S2 PCIe card from DVBSKy

Features

  • Advanced demodulator from Montage
  • PCIe x1
  • Low power
  • Optional Power by PCI Express 6-Position Power Connector
  • DiSEqC and Remote control

Components Used

  • RF: Montage M88TS2020
  • Demodulator: 2nd generation Montage M88DS3103
  • PCIe Bridge: Conexant CX23885 (older cards), SMI PCIe chip (smipcie.ko) (card revision 3.0+)

In contrast to the DVBSKY_S952_v3, V3 revisions of this card do not use the M88RS6000 receiver.

Driver and firmware

Identification

$ dmesg | grep -i dvb
[   11.720833] CORE cx23885[0]: subsystem: 4254:0950, board: DVBSKY S950 [card=42,autodetected]
[   12.668799] cx23885_dvb_register() allocating 1 frontend(s)
[   12.668804] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
[   12.775647] m88ds3103_load_firmware: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-ds3103.fw)...
[   13.718938] DVB: registering new adapter (cx23885[0])
[   13.718942] cx23885 0000:02:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Montage DS3103/TS2022)...
[   13.746416] DVBSKY PCIe MAC= ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[   13.768691] Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky
[   13.768754] input: cx23885 IR (DVBSKY S950) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0/input15
[   13.772323] rc0: cx23885 IR (DVBSKY S950) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0
$ lspci | grep -i cx23885
02:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23885 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 04)

Identification (card revision 3.1c)

$ dmesg | egrep -i 'DVB|M88DS|TS20'
[  101.001714] SMI PCIe driver 0000:02:00.0: card detected: DVBSky S950 V3
[  101.110013] dvbdev: DVB: registering new adapter (SMI_DVB)
[  101.245537] ts2020 13-0060: Montage Technology TS2022 successfully identified
[  101.245552] SMI PCIe driver 0000:02:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Montage Technology M88DS3103)...
[  101.252593] SMI PCIe driver 0000:02:00.0: DVBSky S950 V3 port 1 MAC: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[  101.293301] Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky
[  101.293352] rc rc0: IR (DVBSky S950 V3) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0
[  101.293402] input: IR (DVBSky S950 V3) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0/input22
[ 6151.870439] m88ds3103 12-0068: found a 'Montage Technology M88DS3103' in cold state
[ 6151.870743] m88ds3103 12-0068: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-m88ds3103.fw'
[ 6154.801258] m88ds3103 12-0068: found a 'Montage Technology M88DS3103' in warm state
[ 6154.801259] m88ds3103 12-0068: firmware version: 3.B
$ lspci | grep Video
02:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Spin Master Ltd. PCIe Video Bridge (rev 01)

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