Pinnacle PCTV HD Mini Stick (80e)

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Pinnacle PCTV HD mini Stick (80e)

A hybrid ATSC USB 2.0 device by Pinnacle.

It not supported under Linux, and is not expected to be (see below).

Contents

Overview/Features

A hybrid USB TV Tuner that supports 8-VSB and QAM. The unit ships with an IR remote control & telescopic antenna.

Components Used

Circuit board
Circuit board
Manufacturer IC Part # Function I²C address GPIO(s)
Philips / NXP TDA18271 C2 Tuner 0xc0 n/a
Micronas DRX 3933J 8VSB / QAM Digital Demodulator [1] 0x52 reset=6
Empia EM2874 USB Bridge n/a n/a
EEPROM 0xa0 n/a
LED n/a active=7

Identification

USB Subsystem ID is: 2304:023f.

Output of lsusb -v:

Bus 007 Device 003: ID 2304:023f Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex]
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x2304 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex]
  idProduct          0x023f
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           1 Pinnacle Systems
  iProduct                2 PCTV 80e
  iSerial                 3 123456789012
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           41
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass      0
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x84  EP 4 IN
        bmAttributes            1
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0000  1x 0 bytes
        bInterval               1
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       1
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass      0
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x84  EP 4 IN
        bmAttributes            1
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x03ac  1x 940 bytes
        bInterval               1
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  bNumConfigurations      1
Device Status:     0x0000
  (Bus Powered)

Making It Work

Not supported (and probably never will be).

On November 27, 2008 Micronas informed the developer who was doing the integration (Devin Heitmueller) that he would not be permitted to release the completed drx-j driver due to concerns of "trade secrets, competitor access and support" (the Linux driver incorporated reference driver source code provided by Micronas).

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