TeVii S480

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TeVii S480 Card

A dual DVB-S2 PCIe card from TeVii.

Hardware/Features

  • PCIe x1 low profile
  • Dual Tuner
  • The card consists of a USB Host Controller and two TeVii S660 equivalent cards.
  • LNB power supply via floppy connector

The Retail packaging includes full-height and low profile brackets, an IR receiver cable, an IR handset (incl. 2 AAA batteries), a windows drivers CD and an install manual.

Components Used

  • RF Tuner (twice): Montage M88TS2020
  • Demodulator (twice): Montage M88DS3002
  • USB Peripheral Controller (twice): Cypress CY7C68013A-56
  • PCIe bridge/USB Host Controller: MosChip MCS9990CV

Identification

lspci -nnk:

04:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
04:00.1 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
04:00.2 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
04:00.3 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
04:00.4 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
04:00.5 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
04:00.6 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
04:00.7 USB Controller [0c03]: NetMos Technology MCS9990 PCIe to 4‐Port USB 2.0 Host Controller [9710:9990]
        Subsystem: Device [a000:4000]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

lsusb:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 9022:d482 TeVii Technology Ltd. 
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 9022:d481 TeVii Technology Ltd.

Once the module/firmware is loaded it's listed as two TeVii S660 cards.

Linux support

The s2-liplianin v4l branch includes support for the card.

From kernel 2.6.39 and above native support will be provided for the S480 Card.

Howto compile

# these lines are only nessesary for building new version
# cd /usr/local/src/s2-liplianin 
# make distclean 
# make rminstall
cd /usr/local/src
# rm -r s2-liplianin.BAK
# mv s2-liplianin s2-liplianin.BAK
hg clone http://mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/s2-liplianin
cd s2-liplianin
make KERNELRELEASE=$(uname -r) -i -j4
make KERNELRELEASE=$(uname -r) install
make makelinks
reboot

The yavdr ppa has also a dkms driver for liplianin. Its not up to date but in a few days it should ;)

You must confirm to use the correct firmware from Tevii [1], wich normally is automatically installed by the driver:

md5sum dvb-usb-s660.fw*
c359c7616f8dc637db49c5c9fb6c8a41  dvb-usb-s660.fw
c359c7616f8dc637db49c5c9fb6c8a41  dvb-usb-s660.fw.forum
2946e99fe3a4973ba905fcf59111cf40  dvb-usb-s660.fw.keep

We normally needs the last one dvb-usb-S660.fw.keep If there are different firmwares, try this way:

cd /usr/local/src
wget http://www.tevii.com/s2_liplianin_1.tar
tar xvf s2_liplianin_1.tar
cd tevii_s2_liplianin-eb8a914cd499/linux/firmware/
md5sum dvb-usb-s660.fw
#2946e99fe3a4973ba905fcf59111cf40  dvb-usb-s660.fw
cp dvb-usb-s660.fw /lib/firmware/

Driver Status

27.02.2011 with actual liplianin tree from 27.02.2011:

  • DVB-S is working fine with fast zappings around 1s
  • DVB-S2 is working fine with fast zappings arround 1-2s
  • S3 is working, you have to unload/load dvb modules for the suspend and wakeup
  • without LNB Power the card uses 4,5W more with a 300W 82% powersupply BQT-L7 300W
  • tested with Astra 19.2/23.5/28.2 (Technisat triplesat twin dish and LNB): disecq works (tested with 2.6.38 and up).
  • tested with Kernel 2.6.32-28 (Torsten73) and 2.6.35 (Igor himself)
  • tested with Kernel 3.0.3 (Torsten73) for working without v4l or s2-liplianin

External Links

Official Website technical discussion on vdrportal in german