5.1. USB drivers

The USB boards are identified by an identification called USB ID.

The lsusb command allows identifying the USB IDs:

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 015: ID 046d:082d Logitech, Inc. HD Pro Webcam C920
Bus 001 Device 074: ID 2040:b131 Hauppauge
Bus 001 Device 075: ID 2013:024f PCTV Systems nanoStick T2 290e

Newer camera devices use a standard way to expose themselves as such, via USB Video Class. Those cameras are automatically supported by the uvc-driver.

Older cameras and TV USB devices uses USB Vendor Classes: each vendor defines its own way to access the device. This section contains card lists for such vendor-class devices.

While this is not as common as on PCI, sometimes the same USB ID is used by different products. So, several media drivers allow passing a card= parameter, in order to setup a card number that would match the correct settings for an specific product type.

The current supported USB cards (not including staging drivers) are listed below[1].

[1]some of the drivers have sub-drivers, not shown at this table. In particular, gspca driver has lots of sub-drivers, for cameras not supported by the USB Video Class (UVC) driver, as shown at gspca card list.
Driver Name
airspy AirSpy
au0828 Auvitek AU0828
b2c2-flexcop-usb Technisat/B2C2 Air/Sky/Cable2PC USB
cpia2 CPiA2 Video For Linux
cx231xx Conexant cx231xx USB video capture
dvb-as102 Abilis AS102 DVB receiver
dvb-ttusb-budget Technotrend/Hauppauge Nova - USB devices
dvb-usb-a800 AVerMedia AverTV DVB-T USB 2.0 (A800)
dvb-usb-af9005 Afatech AF9005 DVB-T USB1.1
dvb-usb-af9015 Afatech AF9015 DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-af9035 Afatech AF9035 DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-anysee Anysee DVB-T/C USB2.0
dvb-usb-au6610 Alcor Micro AU6610 USB2.0
dvb-usb-az6007 AzureWave 6007 and clones DVB-T/C USB2.0
dvb-usb-az6027 Azurewave DVB-S/S2 USB2.0 AZ6027
dvb-usb-ce6230 Intel CE6230 DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-cinergyT2 Terratec CinergyT2/qanu USB 2.0 DVB-T
dvb-usb-cxusb Conexant USB2.0 hybrid
dvb-usb-dib0700 DiBcom DiB0700
dvb-usb-dibusb-common DiBcom DiB3000M-B
dvb-usb-dibusb-mc DiBcom DiB3000M-C/P
dvb-usb-digitv Nebula Electronics uDigiTV DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-dtt200u WideView WT-200U and WT-220U (pen) DVB-T
dvb-usb-dtv5100 AME DTV-5100 USB2.0 DVB-T
dvb-usb-dvbsky DVBSky USB
dvb-usb-dw2102 DvbWorld & TeVii DVB-S/S2 USB2.0
dvb-usb-ec168 E3C EC168 DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-gl861 Genesys Logic GL861 USB2.0
dvb-usb-gp8psk GENPIX 8PSK->USB module
dvb-usb-lmedm04 LME DM04/QQBOX DVB-S USB2.0
dvb-usb-m920x Uli m920x DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-nova-t-usb2 Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb2 DVB-T USB2.0
dvb-usb-opera Opera1 DVB-S USB2.0 receiver
dvb-usb-pctv452e Pinnacle PCTV HDTV Pro USB device/TT Connect S2-3600
dvb-usb-rtl28xxu Realtek RTL28xxU DVB USB
dvb-usb-technisat-usb2 Technisat DVB-S/S2 USB2.0
dvb-usb-ttusb2 Pinnacle 400e DVB-S USB2.0
dvb-usb-umt-010 HanfTek UMT-010 DVB-T USB2.0
dvb_usb_v2 Support for various USB DVB devices v2
dvb-usb-vp702x TwinhanDTV StarBox and clones DVB-S USB2.0
dvb-usb-vp7045 TwinhanDTV Alpha/MagicBoxII, DNTV tinyUSB2, Beetle USB2.0
em28xx Empia EM28xx USB devices
go7007 WIS GO7007 MPEG encoder
gspca Drivers for several USB Cameras
hackrf HackRF
hdpvr Hauppauge HD PVR
msi2500 Mirics MSi2500
mxl111sf-tuner MxL111SF DTV USB2.0
pvrusb2 Hauppauge WinTV-PVR USB2
pwc USB Philips Cameras
s2250 Sensoray 2250/2251
s2255drv USB Sensoray 2255 video capture device
smsusb Siano SMS1xxx based MDTV receiver
stkwebcam USB Syntek DC1125 Camera
tm6000-alsa TV Master TM5600/6000/6010 audio
tm6000-dvb DVB Support for tm6000 based TV cards
tm6000 TV Master TM5600/6000/6010 driver
ttusb_dec Technotrend/Hauppauge USB DEC devices
usbtv USBTV007 video capture
uvcvideo USB Video Class (UVC)
zd1301 ZyDAS ZD1301
zr364xx USB ZR364XX Camera