Work in progress!

There is a typo/mistake in http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids (at least up to 2012-09-20 20:34:02). The name of the Realtek chip is "RTL2832U" and not "RTL2838" ! There is no RTL2838 at all. The USB id "0bda:2838" is just a second (besides "0bda:2832") reference design from Realtek for "RTL2832U". See Linux kernel 3.7, http://palosaari.fi/linux/ and this photo from Terratec Cinergy T Stick Black ver1:

( Detail from http://michelebavaro.blogspot.it/2012/04/spring-news-in-gnss-and-sdr-domain.html )

TerraTec Cinergy T Stick Black Rev. 1

Photos

"FC0012 G0944 9A81L" (FC0012 Silicon Tuner IC from Fitipower Integrated Technology Inc., left), "RTL2832U A1C3761 08130" (RTL2832U COFDM demodulator from Realtek Semiconductor Corp., RTL2832U datasheet, right)

M24C02 (2-Kbit serial I2C bus EEPROM, top right)

E241721 94V-0 1510 RD838 VER1.0 2009-09-16 see also: USB id 1f4d:b803 G-Tek Electronics Group, Lifeview LV5TDLX

Misc

$ lsusb -vd 0ccd:00a9 

Bus 002 Device 011: ID 0ccd:00a9 TerraTec Electronic GmbH RTL2838 DVB-T COFDM Demodulator [TerraTec Cinergy T Stick Black]
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x0ccd TerraTec Electronic GmbH
  idProduct          0x00a9 RTL2838 DVB-T COFDM Demodulator [TerraTec Cinergy T Stick Black]
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           1 Realtek
  iProduct                2 RTL2838UHIDIR
  iSerial                 3 00000041
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           34
    bNumInterfaces          2
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          4 USB2.0-Bulk&Iso
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              5 Bulk-In, Interface
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           0
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              5 Bulk-In, Interface
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  bNumConfigurations      2
Device Status:     0x0000
  (Bus Powered)
$

LinuxTV

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Realtek_RTL2831U

Zdeněk Styblík: V4L Realtek driver

http://wiki.zeratul.org/doku.php?id=linux:v4l:realtek:start

Ultra Cheap SDR

Software Defined Radio with RTL2832U (RTL SDR)

rtl-sdr -- turning a TerraTec Cinergy T Stick Black Rev. 1 into an SDR on CentOS 6

git clone git://git.osmocom.org/rtl-sdr.git
cd rtl-sdr/ && autoreconf -i && ./configure && make
sudo make install 
sudo ldconfig
sudo make install-udev-rules

Multimode

svn co https://www.cgran.org/svn/projects/multimode

fc0012 Tuner

"From this data it can be assumed that the frequency response of the fc0012 covers the following bands: 30-60 MHz, 90-135 MHz, 180-210 MHz, 240-285 MHz, 345-435 MHz, 465-585 MHz, 690-945 MHz." Source: http://fc0012-sdr.blogspot.de/2012/04/noise-floor-and-frequency-response.html DVB-T: 482 - 738 MHz (Channel 22 - 54)

helpdesk/0ccd:00a9 (zuletzt geändert am 2012-10-11 22:26:08 durch heiner)