DVBSky T9580

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A combined DVB-T/DVB-T2 or DVB-C or DVB-S/DVB-S2 PCIe card from DVBSky.

The card is identical to Mystique SaTeCaBiX.


  • PCI-e x1 low profile card
  • Single Tuner DVB-S/DVB-S2 card
  • Single Tuner DVB-T/DVB-T2/DVB-C card
  • IR Receiver
  • Remote Controller


$ dmesg | grep -i dvb
[   14.236542] CORE cx23885[0]: subsystem: 4254:9580, board: DVBSKY T9580 [card=45,autodetected]
[   15.166644] cx23885_dvb_register() allocating 1 frontend(s)
[   15.166649] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
[   15.278935] m88ds3103_load_firmware: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-ds3103.fw)...
[   16.207179] DVB: registering new adapter (cx23885[0])
[   16.207183] cx23885 0000:02:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Montage DS3103/TS2022)...
[   16.234648] DVBSKY PCIe MAC= 00:17:42:54:09:82
[   16.234650] cx23885_dvb_register() allocating 1 frontend(s)
[   16.234652] cx23885[0]: cx23885 based dvb card
[   16.235747] DVB: registering new adapter (cx23885[0])
[   16.235752] cx23885 0000:02:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (Sit2 DVB-T2/C)...
[   16.263166] DVBSKY PCIe MAC= 00:18:42:54:09:83
[   16.287996] Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky
[   16.288073] input: cx23885 IR (DVBSKY T9580) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0/input15
[   16.291630] rc0: cx23885 IR (DVBSKY T9580) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0

Technical Details

  • Name: T9850/5950 Ver. 1.0a 121106
  • Chip : Conexant PCIe A/V Decoder CX23885-15Z PFAC6621B 1249CN
  • Chip : Si2168 30 1253A00081 (for DVB-C/DVB-T/DVB-T2)
  • Chip : M88DS3103 4K51188.1 FPC1221NQ (for DVB-S/DVB-S2)
  • The card is identical to Mystique SaTeCaBiX


There is no open source driver in mainline kernel for this card. But Linux drivers can be downloaded from the DVBSky support website.

Most of the driver is open source, except the driver for the Si2168 chipset. This is only a proprietary closed source module called sit2.o and is shipping for 32 Bit and 64 Bit Linux Kernels with and without DVB-C support.

Making it Work

As of October 2013 it is not working with Kubuntu 13.10 and the media_build_bst_130806 Drivers from DVBSky according DVB-C.

The driver is loading and detecting the card, but more then a successful channel scan isn't possible.

No TV program can be watched. DVB-S/DVB-S2 and DVB-T/DVB-T2 wasn't tested by me.

Cable Working for Ubuntu 12.04 an 13.04

November 2013, made the patch working

Sat driver loaded but not tested

Cable driver loaded and tested, works fine with tvheadend and XBMC

For a manual look at http://members.quicknet.nl/pe63/DVBSky-T9580.html

lspci output for this card is:

 05:00.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23885 PCI Video and Audio Decoder [14f1:8852] (rev 04)
       Subsystem: Device [4254:9580]
       Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
       Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
       Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
       Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 14
       Region 0: Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
       Capabilities: [40] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
               DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
                       ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
               DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
                       RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
                       MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
               DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr- TransPend-
               LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <2us, L1 <4us
                       ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
               LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
                       ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
               LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
       Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
               Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
               Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
       Capabilities: [90] Vital Product Data
               Product Name: "
       Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
               Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
       Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
               UESta:  DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
               UEMsk:  DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
               UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
               CESta:  RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
               CEMsk:  RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
               AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap- CGenEn- ChkCap- ChkEn-
       Capabilities: [200 v1] Virtual Channel
               Caps:   LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntryBits=1
               Arb:    Fixed+ WRR32+ WRR64+ WRR128-
               Ctrl:   ArbSelect=WRR64
               Status: InProgress-
               Port Arbitration Table [240] <?>
               VC0:    Caps:   PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
                       Arb:    Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256-
                       Ctrl:   Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=01
                       Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
       Kernel driver in use: cx23885

Please feel free to correct this.



Today I test this card with both DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T in Timisoara - Romania (DVB-T signal from Hungary - Szentes). I try to receive DVB-T2 signal from Serbia (Avala or Crveni Cot) but I don't receive any signal, maybe card doesn't work with DVB-T2 or my antenna doesn't receive any signal. I use VDR 2.1.2 with streamdev as back-end and VLC to watch channels and work very well, both adapter. I try w_scan and work.

I use latest driver from dvbsky website.

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