TerraTec Cinergy C DVB-C

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A DVB-C PCI card from TerraTec.

Drivers: work in progress; see below


Looks to be a clone of the Azurewave/Twinhan AD-CP400 (VP-2040) [1]

Components Used

  • NXP/Philips CU1216 module
    • NXP/Philips TDA10023 (demodulator)
  • Mantis (bridge)


$ lspci -v -s 01:01.0
01:01.0 Multimedia controller: Twinhan Technology Co. Ltd Mantis DTV PCI Bridge Controller [Ver 1.0] (rev 01)
       Subsystem: TERRATEC Electronic GmbH Unknown device 1178
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
       Memory at cfdff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
$ lspci -vvn -s 01:01.0
01:01.0 0480: 1822:4e35 (rev 01)
        Subsystem: 153b:1178
        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: 64 (2000ns min, 63750ns max)
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
        Region 0: Memory at cfdff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]

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Making it Work


No firmware required.

Installing on Ubuntu Hardy with Mantis-Multiproto driver


This has been tested the 28.11.2008. CAM/CI is not working with current mantis for me. I have a crash when scanning or zapping with the CAM inserted. Take the CAM module out if you have one for the moment!

Install mantis driver

Install the latest mantis drivers like this:

sudo apt-get install mercurial
hg clone http://mercurial.intuxication.org/hg/s2-liplianin
cd s2-liplianin
sudo make install
sudo reboot

Old multiproto-mantis repository intstructions. May not compile with latest kernels.

cd /usr/src
sudo apt-get install mercurial
sudo hg clone http://jusst.de/hg/mantis  
cd mantis
sudo make
sudo make install
sudo reboot

Sample kernel output

With latest build from http://jusst.de/hg/mantis:

[   47.563542] found a VP-2040 PCI DVB-C device on (01:01.0),
[   47.563543]     Mantis Rev 1 [153b:1178], irq: 22, latency: 64
[   47.563545]     memory: 0xcfdff000, mmio: 0xf89de000
[   47.566227]     MAC Address=[00:08:ca:1c:73:1d]
[   47.566254] mantis_alloc_buffers (0): DMA=0x37850000 cpu=0xf7850000 size=65536
[   47.566292] mantis_alloc_buffers (0): RISC=0x37913000 cpu=0xf7913000 size=1000
[   47.566332] DVB: registering new adapter (Mantis dvb adapter)
[   48.086203] mantis_frontend_init (0): Probing for CU1216 (DVB-C)
[   48.088334] mantis_frontend_init (0): found Philips CU1216 DVB-C frontend 0x0c
[   48.088378] mantis_frontend_init (0): Mantis DVB-C Philips CU1216 frontend attach success
[   48.088424] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10023 DVB-C)...
[   54.367799] mantis_ack_wait (0): Slave RACK Fail !

Remote Control Support

RC works after applying the following patch. See [2]

NOTE: I wonder why this patch has not been merged into the trunk. Does it break anything?

CI support

CI/CAM support for the optional CI module is not working yet (2018-02-25)

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