Humm, very interesting! I don't have any Alpine system, but I would buy one if I knew more about it.
Can you post your findings, or some of it?
If anyone is still interested in AiNet interfacing, I have solved the CRC problem.
The AiNet bus physical layer is very similar to the SAE J1850 PWM specification.
I have been investigating the bus and have loged most, if not all, messages between the HU and CDC.
I was originally working with Jaguar HU and CDC (thats what I want to interface to) but now also have a standard Alpine HU and CDC and have been loging thase messages as well.
While I have not fully decoded the messages I have done enough to complete my project (CDC emulator) but will continue and see if I can decode more.
If anyone is interested I can post my findings (after I make them more presentable).
Wow that's cool this has been a long time coming. I remember that invravee guy solved it but he wouldn't share his info. Anyway, kudos.
This sounds like a significant development. Good work on cracking the CRC.
A good number of folks are using Alpine DSPs for their output stage - such as the PXA H701.
It would be fantastic to control basics such as volume from the PC without having to use an Alpine HU or remote.
Does your breakthrough open up the possibilities for PC control of the PXA H701?
If so, I would gladly denote some greenstuff to support the work.
I don't have a PXA H701, so I can't look at the commands, but if it can be controlled over the AiNet bus I can not see why it would not be possible to do as you ask.
The only hardware I have is the Jaguar HU and CDC plus Alpine CDA 7839E HU and CHA 1214 CDC, so all my work to date relates to this hardware.
I will have a look and see if I can pickup a PXA H701 or similar on ebay at a resonable price (although I have no idea what that would be) and have a look at it (No promises though).
I suspect that now we know how to calculate the CRC byte, that other people more familar with controlling this equipment from PC'S will be looking into it.
Thanks for your reply. Where are you based? - I would be happy to take out my PXA-701 and controller to get the ball rolling - just to see how similar the protocols are etc..
Nice offer Tony, but I am Sydney, Australia.
You could always come out for a holiday.
Would you know, I took the family out to Australia in November and December. Sydney, Blue Mountains, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Kewerra Beach, Hervey Bay (Whale watching), Noosa and Brisbane.
Loved it. Another two months "on location development" would go down very nicely...
I bet it's around 30+ degrees C at the moment. Its around freezing here, and we're just off for a rugby match (both boys play).
I wonder if anyone on this forum is nearer? anyone??
And I was in the UK in September november. Yes lovely here today about 35C. Enjoy the football.
I am just working on tidying up some of this Ainet info so I can post it, hopefully tomorrow.
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