Pinnacle PCTV HD Mini Stick (80e)

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Pinnacle PCTV HD mini Stick (80e)

An ATSC USB 2.0 device by Pinnacle.

It not supported under Linux, although there is now a beta driver which can be found here: [1].

Contents

Overview/Features

An 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 [2] 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

On July 4, 2010, KernelLabs released a beta driver for this device. It is intended to be merged upstream once it has been cleaned up to meet the Linux kernel coding standards. More Information can be found in this blog post: KernelLabs blog

Note: The patches do not work with current kernels like 2.6-35.

It has been claimed that the following instructions will produce firmware and drivers that will work on current kernels, and support this USB stick. i.e. download the latest v4l tree, build and install.

sudo apt-get install build-essential mercurial linux-headers-`uname -r`

hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb

cd v4l-dvb

make

sudo make install

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