[linux-dvb] Determining chipsets (was Artec T14BR DVB-T)

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Wed Nov 21 09:04:54 CET 2007


Am Mittwoch, den 21.11.2007, 07:37 +0100 schrieb hermann pitton:
> Am Mittwoch, den 21.11.2007, 10:43 +1000 schrieb Lindsay Mathieson:
> > Yousef Lamlum wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Being the impatient so and so that I am, I cracked open my Artec T14BR
> > > to have  proper look inside.  Turns out it uses the same chipset combo
> > > that DiBcomm's STK7070-P reference design uses. 
> > 
> > Is there anyway to id the chips without taking a USB device to pieces? I
> > have a DigitalNow TinyTwin USB (Dual Tuner) that I'm pretty sure is an
> > AF9015 design but I'm not sure what the tuner is. I have it recognised
> > using the af9015 module from v4l development but the tuner is not
> > recognised.
> > 
> > I popped the plastic shell of but all the chips are hidden under
> > soldered metal plates and I'm not game to remove them :)
> > 
> > Thanks - Lindsay
> > 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> that is the current situation on almost all new devices since the last
> two years and still "improves".
> 
> In most cases you can see something such simple as the chips being used
> only by the risk to destroy the device. And as said, that still
> "improves".

Ah, I forgot to add, some already wash out the printings on the chips.
That such stuff is distributed by ASUS makes me grumpy.

> Others simply get their drivers done from the chip manufactures and
> their customers and Bill and friends collect for doing nothing than just
> rule the market ...

Hermann







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