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The 4000 software uses the terms 'plymouth' and 'gaea' both, and it hasn't been very clue what the differences are. The 4000 board itself is labelled "GAEA".


There's a hardware test routine that first magically decides whether it's running on plymouth or gaea, and then checks for:


plymouth:

FPGA: merlot

FPGA: cabernet

i2c: SAA7114

i2c: RTC

i2c: Tuner

i2c: Micronas

PCI: ethernet 1050:0940 device 6("slot 1")

PCI: TL850 544c:0350 device 7("slot 2")

PCI: KFir2 141f:9000 device 8("slot 3")

PCI: model 14f1:1056 device 9("slot 4")

PCI: TI Cardbus controller 104c:ac51 device 10("hardwired")


gaea:

FPGA: pinot (mine claims to have a bad pinot version #)

i2c: SAA7114

i2c: RTC

i2c: Tuner

i2c: Micronas

PCI: ethernet 1050:0940 device 6("PCI Slot") (mine claims not to find this -- they may have changed cards?)

PCI: TL850 544c:0350 device 9

PCI: KFir2 141f:9000 device 8

PCI: modem 14f1:1085 device 7


So it looks like the Plymouth architecture is a somewhat more general hardware platform, with more PCI slots -- maybe the TeraLogic reference board, for development purposes, or maybe a generalized 4000 architecture for licensing?


According to the PCI ID database at http://pciids.sourceforge.net/ (anyone know of other good ones?):

1050:0940 is Winbond W89C940

544c is TeraLogic; no device codes registered

141f is VisionTech; no device codes registered

14f1:1056 is Conextant HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp Modem (Worldwide)

14f1:1085 isn't listed. I got the impression from somewhere else (can't find now where) that it was a notebook-oriented 56k host-side softmodem

104c:ac51 is TI PCI1420


Are those plug-in encryption/authorization/security cards satellite receivers take CardBus/PCMCIA cards?
 

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As always... interesting stuff.


And nope the sat cards are not PCMCIA, they are instead "smart" cards. Like a credit card but with embedded chips performing the security functions.
 
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