ViXS PureTV-U 48A3

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ViXS PureTV-U 48A3 Front
ViXS PureTV-U 48A3 Back

An ATSC PCI card from ViXS.

It is not currently supported under Linux.


This card is an OEM model, produced by ASUS, of the ViXS reference design, and is made available in Media Center PCs, such as a HP Pavilion Slimline s3320f. The device has both an analog NTSC tuner and a ATSC tuner.

  • Includes two coax inputs. One for NTSC and one for ATSC.
  • Has SVideo and audio input

Components Used

Manufacturer IC Part # Function I²C address GPIO(s)
NXP FQ1236/F can tuner module
LG LGDT3303 Digital Demodulator
NXP SAA7136E A/V Decoder
ViXS XCode 2105 MPEG2 Encoder & PCI bridge
Hynix HY5DU281622FTP-5 RAM Chip used in conjunction with MPEG2 Encoding


The output from lspci -vnn reveals:

01:0a.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: ViXS Systems, Inc. Unknown device [1745:2100]
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device [1043:48a3]
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 32 (30000ns min), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
	Region 0: Memory at fdb00000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=1M]
	Region 1: Memory at fdee0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Making it Work

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