AVerMedia AVerTV Volar HD (A835) teardown
|AVerMedia AVerTV Volar HD (A835)
It is basic DVB-T stick from Taiwan based company named AVerMedia. AVerMedia manufactures wide range of audio and video media devices, especially PC TV tuners.
Device manufacturer has assigned USB ID 07ca:2835 for that given device. Please note that there is multiple variants. Windows driver lists following IDs 07ca:1835, 07ca:2835, 07ca:3835, 07ca:4835 and same IDs are added to Linux driver too. Hardware is expected to be about same between all these variants - just newer PCB version or so. Package printings contains model number A835. I am not sure if all these variants are still listed as a model A835.
Package does not contain remote controller at all. There is antenna, which is a bit better than antennas normally bundled with these sticks.
Linux support was added initially on kernel 3.9.
Hardware internalsITE IT9135 single tuner reference design.
Main side of PCB
No remote controller receiver as there is no remote controller bundled with device.
Antenna connector is typical IEC (no adapter needed) and it is very strong looking! I am pretty sure you will break your PCB totally before antenna connector breaks off.
Bottom side of PCB
MADE IN TAIWAN
EP 09 94V-0
|ITE IT9135FN BX
I introduced that chip earlier on Naked hardware #9 post. Go and read from there!
Removing cover was not very easy. Both sides were very tightly tied together using plastic brackets. I broke about about half of the brackets even I had plastic opening tools... So don't do it if you don't want use tape or glue to assemble it.