[vdr] Digital Devices (Linux 4 Media) 4 port (8 tuner) octopus/Duoflex experiences
rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Tue Nov 27 10:51:53 CET 2012
Oliver Schinagl writes:
> On 27-11-12 10:33, Ralph Metzler wrote:
> > Oliver Schinagl writes:
> > > > I'm interested for such information. (I'm looking also for good well supported DVB-S2 device to target multiple satellite)
> > > >
> > > > I've a question for you Olivier. I don't know that brand. Why going to 1 dualtuner board and the octopus. In the same brand you can also use the Cine S2 that could eventually be expended with a dualtuner board for example. What are the limitation?
> > > From what I know, is that the hardware is nearly identical on both setups.
> > >
> > > The Cine S2 is an octopus with only 2 connectors (which allows 4 extra
> > > tuners) and has 2 onboard tuners, so 6 tuners maximum.
> > >
> > > The Octopus is ONLY the bridge chip (in FPGA form strangly in the latest
> > > revisions, was the nGene before, driver is the same so maybe they got
> > > some IP from micronas to put in the FPGA due to performance/scaling
> > > issues?) but has 4 connectors for expansion cards. So you can connect 8
> > Micronas has nothing to do with the new bridge. nGene is no longer in production
> > and it also lacked inputs and outputs to support more tuners/CIs.\
> Well the new FPGA based design uses the nGene driver, so it at the very
No it does not. It uses the ddbridge driver.
> least is compatible on an API front. It would sound somewhat reasonable
> that either they re-implemented part of the chip or got some secret IP
> from micronas ;)
No, it has nothing to do with Micronas.
> In any case, there is an FPGA on the board that behaves 'like' the nGene :)
No, it does not.
I do not know how you get this idea!?!?!
ddbridge is a completely different driver.
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