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==Introduction==
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Saa7162 devices are collectively those PCIe devices that are based upon either a [[NXP SAA716x|SAA7160, SAA7161 or SAA7162]] chip, and which will be supported under Linux by the [[NXP SAA716x#Driver Development|SAA716x kernel driver module]].
  
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]).
 
  
In Oct 2006, NXP created a saa7162 product page that includes, amongst other information, an 18 page "preliminary short data sheet" for download:
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==Supported Cards==
[http://www.nxp.com/pip/SAA7162E_V1_R5_G.html SAA7162 Product Description].
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There are currently no supported cards. (Check here for current status of [[NXP SAA716x#Driver Development|driver development]]).
  
The PCI-SIG lists SAA7162 (dual A/V decoder) and SAA7160/SAA7161 (multimedia A/V bridge) as PCIe devices. According to PCIe specs there are two types of PCIe devices; Type 1, which categorize normal PCIe bridge devices, and Type 0, which categorize devices which have a specific/customized programmable interface.  Unfortunately, the PCIe spec is not very detailed when it comes to Type 0 devices, and it is indeed this category that the SAA7160/1/2 reside.
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==Examples of saa7160 Based Cards==
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===AVerMedia AVerTV Speedy Hybrid PCI-E===
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* [[AVerMedia AVerTV Speedy Hybrid PCI-E]] Its a combo card Analog + DVB-T
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===Kworld pe355-2T PCI-E Dual DVB-T TV Card Pro===
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* [[Kworld pe355-2T PCI-E Dual DVB-T TV Card Pro]] is a dual DVB-T card.
  
==Supported Cards==
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* [[MSI]] [[MSI TV@nywhere E-Duo|TV@nywhere E-Duo]]
  
Philips announced already in their [http://www.nxp.com/applications/pc_pda/pc_tv/dual_analog_pc_tv_receiver/index.html reference design] that they had written a Linux driver. In May 2007, they finally sent the code to [http://www.interlink.com.au/rad/quattros Richard Dale] and Manu Abraham, who are now writing a GPL'd driver under NDA. See the [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-May/017856.html full discussion on linux-dvb]. 
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==Examples of saa7162 Based Cards==
  
While development has progressed, it appears that the information available/provided does not fully document some aspects of this chipset, and hence some areas of development have been problematic.  Unfortunately, it appears that before NXP will consider providing additional assistance towards Linux driver support for the chipset, they wish to determine whether it is worth their while by gaining some measure of the potential future user base that Linux drivers will actually provide.  Representatives from device vendors Azurewave and Hauppauge have outlined that they will try to assist LinuxTV in its effort to obtain more assistance in this matter. [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-August/019452.html] [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-August/019463.html]. 
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===Blackgold TV BGT3540===
  
This means that a Linux driver for the saa7162 is still yet to be released. Hopefully the remaining issues with the chipset can be resolved soon and then device level support for PCIe cards incorporating the sa7162 can begin.
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A "6 in 1" PCI express card, dual digital satellite, dual digital terrestrial, dual analogue terrestrial. Dual F connectors for two DVB-S sources, one Belling-Lee connector for terrestrial.
  
==Examples of saa7162 Based Cards==
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[[Image:BGT3540.png|Blackgold BGT3540]]
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See [http://shop.blackgold.tv/epages/BT3159.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3159/Products/BGT3540 product page] and [http://shop.blackgold.tv/pages.php?pageid=15 specifications].
  
 
===DNTV PCI Express cards===
 
===DNTV PCI Express cards===
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See [http://marc.info/?l=linux-video&m=115718592220235&w=2 v4l discussion].
 
See [http://marc.info/?l=linux-video&m=115718592220235&w=2 v4l discussion].
 
===FlyTV Express cards===
 
 
* [[FlyTV Express X1]]
 
 
===Philips PCV290===
 
 
Dual DVB-T and Dual DVB-S
 
[http://www.nxp.com/applications/pc_pda/pc_tv/pcv290/index.html 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===
 
===KWorld PCI Express Hybrid===
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(Someone needs to tell them it's hybrid, not hybird!)
 
(Someone needs to tell them it's hybrid, not hybird!)
  
===ViXS Diamond Reference Design===
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===LifeView Express cards===
In August 2005, ViXS Systems announced the Diamond PCI Express TV tuner reference design. The design provides for analog and hybrid (analog/digital) video processing, combining ViXS' XCode II-L Dual MPEG Encoder with Philips' SAA7162 Dual Video Decoder and Philips' TV tuner ([http://www.vixs.com/sub_sections/news_events/press/press_ViXS_Philips.html press release]).
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* [[LifeView FlyTV Express X1]]
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===Philips PCV290===
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Dual DVB-T and Dual DVB-S
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[http://www.nxp.com/applications/pc_pda/pc_tv/pcv290/index.html Reference Design]
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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)
  
 
===Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro===
 
===Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro===
Tuner cards from Pinnacle with PCI Express x1, e.g. PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCI-e
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Tuner cards from Pinnacle with PCI Express x1. [http://support.packardbell.com/de/item/index.php?i=tv013a&ppn=PB34313803 PackardBell] have some windows drivers for them.
  
''Pinnacle PCTV Dual Analog + DVB-T + DVB-S'': Two FM, DVB-T, DVB-S, analog TV recievers. Chips used: Philips SAA7162, Philips TDA8275A, Zarlink ZL10313 (for DVB-S).
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''Pinnacle PCTV Dual Analog + DVB-T + DVB-S'', [[Pinnacle_PCTV_7010iX]]: Two FM, DVB-T, analog TV, and two DVB-S recievers. Chips used: Philips SAA7162, Philips TDA8275A, Zarlink ZL10313 (for DVB-S).
  
''Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCI-e'': Low profile card, Two FM, DVB-T, analog TV recievers. Chips used: Philips SAA7162, Philips TDA8275A.
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''Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCI-e'', [[Pinnacle_PCTV_3010iX]]: Low profile card, Two FM, DVB-T, analog TV recievers. Chips used: Philips SAA7162, Philips TDA8275A.
  
  
 
[[Image:Pinnacles-1sm.jpg|Photos of new PCI Express Pinnacle cards]]
 
[[Image:Pinnacles-1sm.jpg|Photos of new PCI Express Pinnacle cards]]
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===ViXS Diamond Reference Design===
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In August 2005, ViXS Systems announced the Diamond PCI Express TV tuner reference design. The design provides for analog and hybrid (analog/digital) video processing, combining ViXS' XCode II-L Dual MPEG Encoder with Philips' SAA7162 Dual Video Decoder and Philips' TV tuner ([http://www.vixs.com/sub_sections/news_events/press/press_ViXS_Philips.html press release]).
  
 
==Examples of saa7160e Based Cards==
 
==Examples of saa7160e Based Cards==
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See [http://www.creatix.de/produkte/multimedia/ctx975.htm product page] and [http://www.creatix.de/produkte/multimedia/datenblatt/CTX975%20V1%20NewCard.pdf specifications].
 
See [http://www.creatix.de/produkte/multimedia/ctx975.htm product page] and [http://www.creatix.de/produkte/multimedia/datenblatt/CTX975%20V1%20NewCard.pdf specifications].
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Revision as of 02:18, 4 January 2013

Saa7162 devices are collectively those PCIe devices that are based upon either a SAA7160, SAA7161 or SAA7162 chip, and which will be supported under Linux by the SAA716x kernel driver module.


Supported Cards

There are currently no supported cards. (Check here for current status of driver development).

Examples of saa7160 Based Cards

AVerMedia AVerTV Speedy Hybrid PCI-E

Kworld pe355-2T PCI-E Dual DVB-T TV Card Pro

Examples of saa7162 Based Cards

Blackgold TV BGT3540

A "6 in 1" PCI express card, dual digital satellite, dual digital terrestrial, dual analogue terrestrial. Dual F connectors for two DVB-S sources, one Belling-Lee connector for terrestrial.

Blackgold BGT3540

See product page and specifications.

DNTV PCI Express cards

See v4l discussion.

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!)

LifeView 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)

Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro

Tuner cards from Pinnacle with PCI Express x1. PackardBell have some windows drivers for them.

Pinnacle PCTV Dual Analog + DVB-T + DVB-S, Pinnacle_PCTV_7010iX: Two FM, DVB-T, analog TV, and two DVB-S recievers. Chips used: Philips SAA7162, Philips TDA8275A, Zarlink ZL10313 (for DVB-S).

Pinnacle PCTV Dual Hybrid Pro PCI-e, Pinnacle_PCTV_3010iX: Low profile card, Two FM, DVB-T, analog TV recievers. Chips used: Philips SAA7162, Philips TDA8275A.


Photos of new PCI Express Pinnacle cards

ViXS Diamond Reference Design

In August 2005, ViXS Systems announced the Diamond PCI Express TV tuner reference design. The design provides for analog and hybrid (analog/digital) video processing, combining ViXS' XCode II-L Dual MPEG Encoder with Philips' SAA7162 Dual Video Decoder and Philips' TV tuner (press release).

Examples of saa7160e Based Cards

Creatix CTX975

PCIe DVB-T receiver in a 34 mm Express Card design.

See product page and specifications.