TBS6984

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Overview/Features

image TBS6984
  • 1x PCI Express Interface
  • Quad Channels DVB-S2/S HD/SD TV Receiving Synchronously.
  • Linux S2API Drivers Compatible with MythTV, VDR, XBMC, DVBLast, VLC, etc.
  • DiSEqC 2.x Compliant


Components Used

  • 2x Trident CX24132 Dual DVB-S2 Tuner
  • 2x Trident CX24117 Dual DVB-S2 Demodulator
  • 2x Intersil ISL6422B Dual Output LNB Supply and Control Voltage Regulator
  • 1x Trident SAA7160E PCI Express Audio/Video Capture Bridge

Specification

Receiving Frequency: 925~2175 MHz Tuning Range Input Level: -69~23dBm 4x Advanced DVB-S2/DVB-S 8PSK QPSK Demodulator

Symbol Rates: DVB-S QPSK: 1-45 Msps DVB-S2 8PSK/QPSK: 2-36 Msps

Code Rates: DVB-S: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 DVB-S2 QPSK: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4. 4/5. 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 DVB-S2 8PSK: 3/5, 2/3. 3/4. 5/6. 8/9, 9/10

Advanced functionality - Ideal for IPTV building

It allows to capture from 4 different satellite transponders simultaneously. Ideal for IPTV Building

Identification

$lspci -v
02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 (rev 02)
Subsystem: Device 6984:0013
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at fd600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS
Kernel modules: saa716x_tbs-dvb

Sample Kernel Output

$dmesg
[   10.930380] HDA Intel 0000:01:05.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[   10.930404] HDA Intel 0000:01:05.1: setting latency timer to 64
[   11.203845] tbs6922fe: module license 'TurboSight Proprietary: www.tbsdtv.com' taints kernel.
[   11.203849] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[   11.384782] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link down
[   11.384792] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link down
[   11.385003] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   11.533249] SAA716x TBS 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[   11.533256] SAA716x TBS 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[   11.548151] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   11.619219] TurboSight TBS 6984 Frontend 0 Attaching...
[   12.983430] TurboSight TBS6984 DVB-S2 card port0 MAC=02:02:02:02:02:02
[   12.983434] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVBS/S2 frontend)...
[   12.983571] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   12.983784] TurboSight TBS 6984 Frontend 1 Attaching...
[   12.994397] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link up
[   13.002010] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[   13.104290] TurboSight TBS6984 DVB-S2 card port1 MAC=02:02:02:02:02:02
[   13.104294] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVBS/S2 frontend)...
[   13.104456] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   13.104675] TurboSight TBS 6984 Frontend 0 Attaching...
[   13.216200] TurboSight TBS6984 DVB-S2 card port2 MAC=02:02:02:02:02:02
[   13.216205] DVB: registering adapter 2 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVBS/S2 frontend)...
[   13.216376] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   13.216590] TurboSight TBS 6984 Frontend 1 Attaching...
[   13.324282] TurboSight TBS6984 DVB-S2 card port3 MAC=02:02:02:02:02:02
[   13.324288] DVB: registering adapter 3 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 6984 DVBS/S2 frontend)...
[   13.685793] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[   13.997456] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link up

External Links

  • http://www.tbsdtv.com/index.html - PC Card Manufacturer for DVB S/S2,DVB T/T2,DVB-C with single,dual and quad tuner, CAM box for DVB S2,USB Stick for DVB S/S2, DVB-C and ISDB-T

Linux Driver and firmware

Open source driver

You can download the latest Linux drivers from TBS official website [1]