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There are actually two different [[ATSC]] [[ATSC USB Devices|USB boxes]] that were produced by [[TechniSat]] that bear the identical name Air2PC-ATSC-USB. Both Air2PC models are supported under Linux. These are older devices that are no longer manufactured, and have been superseded by the presently offered [[TechniSat AirStar-HD5000-USB|AirStar-HD5000-USB]] model.
 
There are actually two different [[ATSC]] [[ATSC USB Devices|USB boxes]] that were produced by [[TechniSat]] that bear the identical name Air2PC-ATSC-USB. Both Air2PC models are supported under Linux. These are older devices that are no longer manufactured, and have been superseded by the presently offered [[TechniSat AirStar-HD5000-USB|AirStar-HD5000-USB]] model.
 
 
The origianl "Air2PC ATSC USB" reference design was created by [[B2C2 Inc.|B2C2]] and adopted by [[TechniSat]] for manufacturing. [[TechniSat]] never listed these Air2PC USB boxes on their own website's product pages. Rather, one finds information about these [[ATSC]] devices on the [[BBTI]] website (TechniSat's source for North American sales and distribution). Evidently, instead of marketing the cards using TechinSat's "*Stars" product lineup nomenclature, [[BBTI]] elected to use the orignial [[B2C2 Inc.|B2C2]] naming scheme.
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The origianl "Air2PC ATSC USB" reference design was created by [[B2C2 Inc.|B2C2]] and adopted by [[TechniSat]] for manufacturing. [[TechniSat]] never listed these Air2PC USB boxes on their own website's product pages. Rather, one finds information about these [[ATSC]] devices on the [[BBTI]] website (TechniSat's source for North American sales and distribution). Evidently, instead of marketing the devices using TechinSat's ''"*Stars"'' product lineup nomenclature, [[BBTI]] elected to use the orignial [[B2C2 Inc.|B2C2]] naming scheme.
 
 
Instead of an A/V decoder, they utilize the [[B2C2 Inc.|B2C2]] [[B2C2 FlexCop|FlexCop]] IC for a bridge to the USB bus. The [[B2C2 FlexCop|FlexCop]] [[PCI interface chipset]] completely lacks any analog input functionality, and this explains why these cards are barren of analog inputs.
 
   
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Instead of a traditional USB chipset, they utilize the [[B2C2 Inc.|B2C2]] [[B2C2 FlexCop|FlexCop]] IC for a bridge to the USB bus. Lacking an A/V decoder, these boxes are barren of analog inputs.
   
 
==Air2PC-ATSC-USB (1st rev)==
 
==Air2PC-ATSC-USB (1st rev)==
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The original Air2PC model used the B2C2 FlexCop2 or FlexCop2b PCI interface chipset with a [[Broadcom BCM3510]] [[demodulator]].
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The original Air2PC model used the B2C2 FlexCop2 or FlexCop2b chipset with a [[Broadcom BCM3510]] [[demodulator]].
   
 
The following drivers are needed for this device:
 
The following drivers are needed for this device:
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====Firmware====
 
====Firmware====
This card requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-bcm3510-01.fw) for the demodulator, which can be obtained from the [http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/ LinuxTV downloads section]. Once the download is complete, place a copy of the firmware file in your /lib/firmware directory. (This directory may differ with some distros; consult your distro's documentation for the appropriate location).
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This device requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-bcm3510-01.fw) for the demodulator, which can be obtained from the [http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/ LinuxTV downloads section]. Once the download is complete, place a copy of the firmware file in your /lib/firmware directory. (This directory may differ with some distros; consult your distro's documentation for the appropriate location).
   
   
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The later revision/variant of the Air2PC card also used the B2C2 FlexCop2 or FlexCop2b PCI interface chipset, but was updated with a Samsung TBMV30111IN NIM that featured a [[NxtWave Nxt2002]] [[demodulator]].
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This later Air2PC model variant also used the B2C2 FlexCop2 or FlexCop2b chipset, but was updated with a Samsung TBMV30111IN NIM that featured a [[NxtWave Nxt2002]] [[demodulator]].
   
 
The following drivers are needed for this device:
 
The following drivers are needed for this device:
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====Firmware====
 
====Firmware====
This card requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-nxt2002.fw) for the demodulator, which can be obtained using the get_dvb_firmware perl script included in the kernel sources:
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This device requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-nxt2002.fw) for the demodulator, which can be obtained using the get_dvb_firmware perl script included in the kernel sources:
 
# cd /[kernel source directory]/Documentation/dvb/
 
# cd /[kernel source directory]/Documentation/dvb/
 
# perl get_dvb_firmware nxt2002
 
# perl get_dvb_firmware nxt2002

Revision as of 13:26, 24 August 2007

There are actually two different ATSC USB boxes that were produced by TechniSat that bear the identical name Air2PC-ATSC-USB. Both Air2PC models are supported under Linux. These are older devices that are no longer manufactured, and have been superseded by the presently offered AirStar-HD5000-USB model.

The origianl "Air2PC ATSC USB" reference design was created by B2C2 and adopted by TechniSat for manufacturing. TechniSat never listed these Air2PC USB boxes on their own website's product pages. Rather, one finds information about these ATSC devices on the BBTI website (TechniSat's source for North American sales and distribution). Evidently, instead of marketing the devices using TechinSat's "*Stars" product lineup nomenclature, BBTI elected to use the orignial B2C2 naming scheme.

Instead of a traditional USB chipset, they utilize the B2C2 FlexCop IC for a bridge to the USB bus. Lacking an A/V decoder, these boxes are barren of analog inputs.

Air2PC-ATSC-USB (1st rev)

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
TechniSat/B2C2 Air2PC-ATSC-USB USB1.1 Broadcom BCM3510 dvb-fe-bcm3510-01.fw [1]


The original Air2PC model used the B2C2 FlexCop2 or FlexCop2b chipset with a Broadcom BCM3510 demodulator.

The following drivers are needed for this device:

 - bcm3510.ko
 - b2c2-flexcop.ko
 - b2c2-flexcop-usb.ko

Firmware

This device requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-bcm3510-01.fw) for the demodulator, which can be obtained from the LinuxTV downloads section. Once the download is complete, place a copy of the firmware file in your /lib/firmware directory. (This directory may differ with some distros; consult your distro's documentation for the appropriate location).


Air2PC-ATSC-USB (2nd rev)

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
TechniSat/B2C2 Air2PC-ATSC-USB USB1.1 NxtWave Nxt2002 dvb-fe-nxt2002.fw [2]


This later Air2PC model variant also used the B2C2 FlexCop2 or FlexCop2b chipset, but was updated with a Samsung TBMV30111IN NIM that featured a NxtWave Nxt2002 demodulator.

The following drivers are needed for this device:

 - nxt2002.ko
 - b2c2-flexcop.ko
 - b2c2-flexcop-usb.ko

Firmware

This device requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-nxt2002.fw) for the demodulator, which can be obtained using the get_dvb_firmware perl script included in the kernel sources:

# cd /[kernel source directory]/Documentation/dvb/
# perl get_dvb_firmware nxt2002

Once the download is complete, place a copy of the firmware file in your /lib/firmware directory. (This directory may differ with some distros; consult your distro's documentation for the appropriate location).


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