Linux4Media cineS2 DVB-S2 Twin Tuner

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A DVB-S2 PCIe card from Ex-IT! Information Technology GmbH

Media-Pointer MP-S2² DVB-S2 Twin Tuner "Low Profile"

Overview/Features

  • PCI-e x1
  • Dual Tuner DVB-S/S2 card
  • Ultra-Low Profile

Components Used

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Identification

$ lspci -vvvnn
02:00.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Device [18c3:0720]
	Subsystem: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Device [18c3:abc3]
	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: 32 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
	Region 0: Memory at fe8f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
 	Region 1: Memory at fe8e0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ngene
	Kernel modules: ngene

Making it Work

"To install the driver you need a Linux kernel 2.6.19 or higher. Other kernel versions might also work but are currently not tested." (see ngene/README)

The current implementation is only capable of using one tuner and doesn't support the S2API.

Make sure that the external power supply is connected!!!

$ tar xzf ngene.tgz 
$ cd ngene

Delete or uncomment line 57 and 59 in file ngene.c to ensure that variable adapter_nr will be set.

 //#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE > KERNEL_VERSION(2,6,28)
 DVB_DEFINE_MOD_OPT_ADAPTER_NR(adapter_nr);
 //#endif
$ make install
$ modprobe dvb_ngene

Until now no support by http://linuxtv.org is given.

Drivers

Media-Pointer MP-S2² - Driver download

Sample kernel output

nGene PCIE bridge driver, Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Micronas
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LN0A] enabled at IRQ 19
ngene 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LN0A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
dvb-ngene: Found S2 V2
ngene 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
dvb-ngene: Device version 1
dvb-ngene: Loading built-in firmware version 17.
FW 17 buffer config
DVB: registering new adapter (nGene)
div=19 selx1=1
STV0900 MCLK=135000000
STV0900 revision 20
STV0900 channel 0 attached.
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (STV0900 Dual DVB-S2)...
div=19 selx1=1
STV0900 MCLK=135000000
STV0900 revision 20
STV0900 channel 1 attached.
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (STV0900 Dual DVB-S2)...

External Links

Media-Pointer MP-S2² DVB-S2 Twin Tuner "Low Profile"