Twinhan Technology Co. Ltd ('TwinHan) is a Taiwanese manufacturer that has produced a plethora of PCI and USB based DVB devices.
TwinHan's foray into Linux originated with closed source bttv drivers (based on the BSD License) for Redhat 9.0. Unfortunately, there was a heavy cross exchange of fire between the bttv authors and the company, and TwinHan subsequently removed Linux as a supported OS from the list of supported platforms.
Since June 2007 Twinhan is delivering linux drivers again for a list of their devices. The supplied drivers are binaries compiled for the i586 platform and activate the CI part on the card which have them. In the archives most of the sources are supplied, probably due to GPL, except the part for the CI-module, probably closed source. So recompiling will not work.
features: fullts card driver: dvb-bt8xx interface: PCI PCI device id: 14f1:8804 PCI subsystem id: 1822:0001 Bridge: bt8xx frontend 1: frontend driver: dst Notes: The frontends on these cards are hidden behind an ASIC - no need to know the full details. The actual card type is determined by interrogating the onboard EEPROM.
(nxt6000/ALPS TDED4-504A(TI ALP50))
features: fullts, AVin card driver: dvb-bt8xx interface: PCI PCI device id: 109e:0878 PCI subsystem id: 0071:0101 Bridge: bt8xx frontend 1 tin box: ALPS TDED4-504A frontend driver: nxt6000 demodulator location: tin box demodulator: NxtWave Communications NXT6000 @0x0A PLL: TI ALP50 @0x60 Notes: This board design is used by numerous OEMs. Other names it may be known as include: Nebula DigiTV
TwinHan ???? ("DCTNEW")
features: fullts card driver: dvb-bt8xx interface: PCI PCI device id: 14f1:8804 PCI subsystem id: 1822:0001 Bridge: bt8xx frontend 1: driver: dst Notes: The frontends on these cards are hidden behind an ASIC - no need to know the full details. The actual card type is determined by interrogating the onboard EEPROM.
The tuner has a high phase noise ... ?
|Device||Trade Name (on box)||Description||Firmware / dst_get_device_id|
|Twinhan VP-1020 PCTV Sat||DVB-S Budget PCI card|
|Twinhan VP-1020A PCTV Sat||DVB-S Budget PCI card|
|Twinhan VP-1022||DTV Mini-Sat||DVB-S Budget PCI card||DST-03T|
|Twinhan VP-1025 PCTV Sat||DTV Sat-Express||DVB-S Budget PCI card||DST-03T|
|Twinhan VP-1030||DVB-S Budget PCI card||?|
|Twinhan VP-1030A PCTV Sat CI||DVB-S Budget PCI card||DSTMCI|
|Twinhan VP-1030C PCTV Sat CI||DVB-S Budget PCI card|
Firmware id is returned by the card's firmware. You can find this id in the traces. (/var/log/messages) For instance:
Apr 12 08:31:58 localhost kernel: dst_get_device_id: Recognise [DST-CI]
|Digital Rise||DTV PCI Sat CI ||Clone of VP-1032|
|Hercules||Smart TV Satellite||Clone of VP-1030||DST-CI|
|Pinnacle||PCTV Sat CI||same as Smart TV Satellite?|
|TechniSat||SkyStar1 CI < v3.0||Clone of VP-1032 (VP-1030C)||DST-CI|
|TechniSat||SkyStar1 CI v3.0||Clone of VP-1030A||DSTMCI|
Twinhan card are also sold as OEM by Hama ,VVMER, Tomato...
For USB cards, also see VisionDTV USB Terrestrical.
|Twinhan VisionPlus VisionDTV USB-Ter DVB-T||DVB-T USB Device based on DiBcom reference USB design equiped with a DiBcom 3000-MB demod.|