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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
  
In March 2005, Philips Semiconductors announced "the industry's first integrated PCI Express dual global video and stereo decoder for digital home PC desktops and notebooks" ([http://www.electronicstalk.com/news/phi/phi309.html press release]). The new analog decoder chip, the saa7162, uses the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus to capture to two simultaneous analog channels of live tv or baseband video (cf. [http://www-us.semiconductors.philips.com/acrobat/literature/9397/75015389.pdf product flyer]) or up to four independent simultaneous digital TV streams (cf. [http://www.nxp.com/acrobat_download/literature/9397/75015302.pdf Philips/NXP SAA7162 data sheet]).
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In March 2005, Philips Semiconductors announced "the industry's first integrated PCI Express dual global video and stereo decoder for digital home PC desktops and notebooks" ([http://www.electronicstalk.com/news/phi/phi309.html press release]). The new analog decoder chip, the saa7162, uses the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus to capture to two simultaneous analog channels of live tv or baseband video (cf. [http://www-us.semiconductors.philips.com/acrobat/literature/9397/75015389.pdf product flyer]) or up to four independent simultaneous digital TV streams (cf. [http://www.nxp.com/acrobat_download/literature/9397/75015302.pdf Philips/NXP SAA7162 product brief]).
  
As at Oct 2006, NXP just put a page up with the specifications, including an 18 page data sheet:
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In Oct 2006, NXP created a saa7162 product page that includes, amongst other information, an 18 page "preliminary short data sheet" for download:
[http://www.nxp.com/pip/SAA7162E_V1_R5_G.html SAA7162 Product Description]
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[http://www.nxp.com/pip/SAA7162E_V1_R5_G.html SAA7162 Product Description].
  
According to [http://www.nxp.com/applications/pc_pda/pc_tv/dual_analog_pc_tv_receiver/index.html Philips' reference design], there's a Linux driver; someone needs to e-mail Philips to get it.  Unfortunately Philips/NXP don't apppear to be interested in helping people develop a driver at all - see [http://www.interlink.com.au/rad/quattros Richard Dale's efforts]
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The PCI-SIG lists SAA7162 (dual A/V decoder) and SAA7160/SAA7161 (multimedia A/V bridge) as PCIe devices.
  
TV cards that use the PCI Express bus are marketed as TV Tuner ExpressCards.
 
  
The PCI-SIG lists SAA7162 (dual A/V decoder) and SAA7160/SAA7161 (multimedia A/V bridge) as PCIe devices. The CX23885/6/7/8, found on some of these cards, are also PCIe chips.
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==Supported Cards==
  
==DNTV PCI Express cards==
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Currently there is no Linux driver for the saa7162, and hence no support for PCIe cards bearing the sa7162.
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Interestingly, according to the information outlined in [http://www.nxp.com/applications/pc_pda/pc_tv/dual_analog_pc_tv_receiver/index.html Philips' reference design], Philips themselves have produced a Linux driver.  But obtaining this driver from Philips has proven to be another matter altogether.  As of Dec 27 2006, attempts by Richard Dale ([http://www.interlink.com.au/rad/quattros outlined here]) to acquire the Philips produced saa7162 Linux driver, or for further information from NXP needed in order to independently develop a driver, have proven to be futile.  Hopefully this can be resolved.
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===DNTV PCI Express cards===
  
 
* [[DNTV Live! Dual Hybrid PCI Express]] (a rebadge of the FlyTV Express X1 MST-T2A2EX)
 
* [[DNTV Live! Dual Hybrid PCI Express]] (a rebadge of the FlyTV Express X1 MST-T2A2EX)
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For now, to get the low-level driver, one need to "contact local NXP representative to arrange the non disclosure agreement".
 
For now, to get the low-level driver, one need to "contact local NXP representative to arrange the non disclosure agreement".
  
==FlyTV Express cards==
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===FlyTV Express cards===
  
 
* [[FlyTV Express X1]]
 
* [[FlyTV Express X1]]
  
==Philips PCV290==
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===Philips PCV290===
  
 
Dual DVB-T and Dual DVB-S  
 
Dual DVB-T and Dual DVB-S  
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Uses 2xTDA8263 DVB-S Tuner, 1 x TDA10093 Dual Channel DVB-S channel decoder, 2xTDA8275A DVB-T Tuner, 2xTDA10046A DVB-T channel decoder, 1xSAA7162E TV video/audio decoder/PCI express interface)
 
Uses 2xTDA8263 DVB-S Tuner, 1 x TDA10093 Dual Channel DVB-S channel decoder, 2xTDA8275A DVB-T Tuner, 2xTDA10046A DVB-T channel decoder, 1xSAA7162E TV video/audio decoder/PCI express interface)
  
==KWorld PCI Express Hybrid==
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===KWorld PCI Express Hybrid===
  
 
An early example of a card that uses the saa7162 decoder chip is this hybrid card, which also supports Intel's serial digital video out (SDVO):
 
An early example of a card that uses the saa7162 decoder chip is this hybrid card, which also supports Intel's serial digital video out (SDVO):

Revision as of 21:13, 11 March 2007

Introduction

In March 2005, Philips Semiconductors announced "the industry's first integrated PCI Express dual global video and stereo decoder for digital home PC desktops and notebooks" (press release). The new analog decoder chip, the saa7162, uses the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus to capture to two simultaneous analog channels of live tv or baseband video (cf. product flyer) or up to four independent simultaneous digital TV streams (cf. Philips/NXP SAA7162 product brief).

In Oct 2006, NXP created a saa7162 product page that includes, amongst other information, an 18 page "preliminary short data sheet" for download: SAA7162 Product Description.

The PCI-SIG lists SAA7162 (dual A/V decoder) and SAA7160/SAA7161 (multimedia A/V bridge) as PCIe devices.


Supported Cards

Currently there is no Linux driver for the saa7162, and hence no support for PCIe cards bearing the sa7162.

Interestingly, according to the information outlined in Philips' reference design, Philips themselves have produced a Linux driver. But obtaining this driver from Philips has proven to be another matter altogether. As of Dec 27 2006, attempts by Richard Dale (outlined here) to acquire the Philips produced saa7162 Linux driver, or for further information from NXP needed in order to independently develop a driver, have proven to be futile. Hopefully this can be resolved.


DNTV PCI Express cards

For now, to get the low-level driver, one need to "contact local NXP representative to arrange the non disclosure agreement".


FlyTV Express cards


Philips PCV290

Dual DVB-T and Dual DVB-S Reference Design

Uses 2xTDA8263 DVB-S Tuner, 1 x TDA10093 Dual Channel DVB-S channel decoder, 2xTDA8275A DVB-T Tuner, 2xTDA10046A DVB-T channel decoder, 1xSAA7162E TV video/audio decoder/PCI express interface)


KWorld PCI Express Hybrid

An early example of a card that uses the saa7162 decoder chip is this hybrid card, which also supports Intel's serial digital video out (SDVO):

KWorld PCI Express Hybrid

See product page.

(Someone needs to tell them it's hybrid, not hybird!)