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Dual tuner DVB-S2/S PCIe card from TBS


  • PCI Express Interface
  • dual tuner DVB-S2/S PCIe
  • low profile
  • Very similar to quad-tuner TBS6985.

Components Used

  • 2x AV2012 Tuner
  • 2x T-Max TAS2101 Demod
  • 1x NXP SAA7160E PCI Express Audio/Video Capture Bridge


$lspci -vvvnn
07:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 [1131:7160] (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Device [6982:0002]
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 31
	Region 0: Memory at f7100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
	Capabilities: [40] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/32 Maskable- 64bit+
		Address: 00000000fee00438  Data: 0000
	Capabilities: [50] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
		DevCap:	MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <256ns, L1 <1us
			ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
		DevCtl:	Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
			RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
			MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
		DevSta:	CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr- TransPend-
		LnkCap:	Port #1, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Exit Latency L0s <4us, L1 <64us
			ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot- ASPMOptComp-
		LnkCtl:	ASPM Disabled; RCB 128 bytes Disabled- CommClk-
			ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
		LnkSta:	Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk- DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
	Capabilities: [74] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [80] Vendor Specific Information: Len=50 <?>
	Capabilities: [100 v1] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0000 Rev=0 Len=088 <?>
	Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS
	Kernel modules: saa716x_tbs_dvb

External Links

Linux Driver and firmware

There are two options:

See TBS6280 for build instructions (both versions)