Geniatech T230

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Geniatech T230
August T210v2

A combined DVB-C, DVB-T and DVB-T2 USB 2.0 device from Geniatech. It is also known as MyGica T230. It is supported since kernel 3.19. Newer versions of August T210 seem to be identical to MyGica T230.

Don't confuse this with Geniatech T220 or T220A that do look exactly the same. The model number is printed on a sticker.


Components Used

The following components are used on the device

  • USB interface: Cypress CY7C68013A-56LTXC
  • Demodulator: Silicon Labs Si2168-B40
  • Tuner: Silicon Labs Si2148-A20

Driver support

Drivers are included in kernel 3.19. They can be built with media_build for older kernels.


Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0572:c688 Geniatech T230 DVB-T2 TV Stick


usb 2-4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
usb 2-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0572, idProduct=c688
usb 2-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-4: Product: USB Stick
usb 2-4: Manufacturer: Max
usb 2-4: SerialNumber: 080116
dvb-usb: found a 'Mygica T230 DVB-T/T2/C' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Mygica T230 DVB-T/T2/C)
i2c i2c-5: Added multiplexed i2c bus 6
si2168 5-0064: Silicon Labs Si2168 successfully attached
si2157 6-0060: Silicon Labs Si2147/2148/2157/Si2158 successfully attached
usb 2-4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Silicon Labs Si2168)...
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-4/input/input24
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 100 msecs.
dvb-usb: Mygica T230 DVB-T/T2/C successfully initialized and connected.


Firmware for both the demodulator and tuner are necessary. OpenELEC dvb-firmware collection includes firmwares for this device too.

  • dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw
  • dvb-tuner-si2158-a20-01.fw

Place the 2 firmware files in /lib/firmware.


d8da7ff67cd56cd8aa4e101aea45e052  dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw
0cba7ce61c1411cbe7f22c0746e24e33  dvb-tuner-si2158-a20-01.fw

IR Remote Control

The supplied remote control is supported by the driver.

Known issues

External Links