Write an RTL2838 driver
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The RTL2838 is a *cheap* DVB-T usb dongle used to receive European TV signals. It can also be used as a digital SDR tuner receiving 20Mhz - 1.9Ghz. (http://oh2bsc.com/2015/02/17/getting-started-with-sdr-radio-using-dvb-t-usb-dongle-and-gqrx/) Given the flexibility of this device, the low price, and the wide range of uses, we should investigate writing a driver.
Our current TV application is pretty much useless as the only dvb driver is for the old cx23882 PCI card.
The linux dvb-usb-v2 driver supports multiple USB dvb devices including a single c file to control the rtl28xx...
Our existing DVB driver: http://cgit.haiku-os.org/haiku/tree/src/add-ons/kernel/drivers/dvb
This might make a better reference since it is a usb video device: http://cgit.haiku-os.org/haiku/tree/src/add-ons/kernel/drivers/video/usb_vision