rtl-eeprom(1) EEPROM programming tool for RTL2832 based DVB-T receivers


Dumps configuration and also writes EEPROM configuration. Written by Steve Markgraf and incorporated in the osmocom rtl-sdr project.

Use at your own risk, especially -w!

Much software is available for the RTL2832. Most of the user-level packages rely on the librtlsdr library which comes as part of the rtl-sdr codebase. This codebase contains both the library itself and also a number of command line tools such as rtl_test, rtl_sdr, rtl_tcp, and rtl_fm. These command line tools use the library to test for the existence of RTL2832 devices and to perform basic data transfer functions to and from the device.

Because most of the RTL2832 devices are connected using USB, the librtlsdr library depends on the libusb library to communicate with the device.


Writing bad information to the EEPROM will make your device useless.


rtl_eeprom [OPTIONS]


-d device_index (default: 0)
-m <str> set manufacturer string
-p <str> set product string
-s <str> set serial number string
-i <0,1> disable/enable IR-endpoint
-g <conf> generate default config and write to device

   <conf> can be one of:
   realtek  Realtek default (as without EEPROM)
   realtek_oem  Realtek default OEM with EEPROM
   noxon  Terratec NOXON DAB Stick
   terratec_black  Terratec T Stick Black
   terratec_plus  Terratec T Stick+ (DVB-T/DAB)
-w <filename> write dumped file to device
-r <filename> dump EEPROM to file
-h display this help text

Use on your own risk, especially -w!


This manual page was written by Maitland Bottoms for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


Copyright (c) 2013 A. Maitland Bottoms <[email protected]>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.