AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid FM PCI & PCCCA

Konstantin Dimitrov kosio.dimitrov at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 08:54:09 UTC 2007

On 3/16/07, Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah I do know about that driver but I haven't been able to access it until
> now- not sure why. However I did attach a document with details for the
> XC3028- what else is required?

the attachment is just a 'product-brief', for driver development more
technical details are required like XC3018/XC3028 registers and their
control functions, etc.

> The linux driver available is only in binary RPM format, but I believe there
> is a team trying to RE it as of now. Until then is there anything that we
> can do to get things happening? Do we need to put some pressure on the
> manufacturers?

according to:


XC3018 is very similar to XC3028 and to work needs the XC3028 firmware
that can be found from here:


in the LinuxTV source code, that i got from here:


there is a 'xc3028.c' file that contains 'firmware upload' routine and
'frequency set' routine, also from the links above seems that
XC3018/XC3028 is on I2C-bus with I2C device address 0xc2.

and i gathered all that information in several minutes ...

> And as I mentioned I have not built a driver before but I certainly want to
> learn so we can do this. Any ideas on where I can get the tutorials for
> that?
> Cheers
> Da Rock
> >From: "Konstantin Dimitrov" <kosio.dimitrov at gmail.com>
> >To: "Da Rock" <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com>
> >CC: freebsd-multimedia at freebsd.org
> >Subject: Re: AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid FM PCI & PCCCAR
> >Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:08:58 +0200
> >
> >there is a working driver for Philips SAA713x based tv cards here:
> >
> >http://download.purpe.com/files/saa-REL_14.tgz
> >
> >but it doesn't support Xceive XC3018 Silicon Tuner used on AverTV
> >Hybrid+FM Cardbus.
> >
> >so, at least as a first step XC3018 support should be added to the
> >SAA713x driver. also, probably there is no XC3018 public datasheet
> >available, but the Linux code for XC3018 should be of help.
> >
> >On 3/15/07, Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>Ok guys, I know I might be pretty new to this but I think we need to get
> >>this card worked out here. I have a laptop that I want to put BSD on, but
> >>I
> >>have a TV tuner which is incompatible. I also know that I'm not the only
> >>one
> >>who can't get this card to work. And so far all we've gotten from the
> >>manufacturer is a brush off.
> >>
> >>This card works well, just not under windows... and I know that it will be
> >>exceptional under BSD once it can be added.
> >>
> >>We now know that this tuner uses a Xcieve chipset along with a Philips SAA
> >>chip.
> >>
> >>Now I have to admit that I haven't done much driver creation, but I would
> >>like to get out there and help move this along a bit and make this happen.
> >>What do we need to do? What more info do we need to make a working driver?
> >>
> >>Now I may be on the wrong track, but there is a linux driver which works
> >>ok.
> >>I tried it on FC4, but I haven't been successful in upgrading to FC5 so
> >>far.
> >>Can we use this driver and do some RE to make one for BSD?
> >>
> >>Cheers
> >>Da Rock
> >>
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