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    Will this USB Radio Work?

    David, I want to know if this

    http://usb.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00136

    usb radio will work with Centrafuse. Thanks..

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    okay, THAT's interesting!

    I wish they'd publish sensitivity numbers for the tuner... Considering what the known-good alternatives cost, I dunno how much I trust this.

    I've bought a couple of things from Brando and haven't been impressed with the quality. I know they're just distributors so I don't hold them "responsible" but I think it's an indicator of the types of things they carry.

    "Buyer beware" and all that.
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    but I just wanted to know if this will work with Centrafuse. Can anybody confirm this? I think its worth buying if this thing is compatible.

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    by the way, what's the requirement of Centrafuse to work with a FM tuner? FM specifications, SDK or what?

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    fwiw, I found more info on the manufacturer's site:

    http://www.datacoach.com.cn/product_...84&genre_id=24

    I'll take a somewhat educated guess and say that it is _NOT_ directly compatible with CF's radio module. That module is pretty tight with the protocol on the HQCT radio module and there'll be little hope that this module would choose to emulate that protocol.

    Technically you "should" be able to get the radio's software to sit within CF, but from the pic, those buttons look pretty small. I'm sure that app isn't meant to be full-screen, so by the time you get it skinned into CF it's gonna be tiny.


    Now, as a fun aside, it looks like the config UI will let you set up for Japanese freqs even if you're not in Japan. That's fun 'cause in the US, there's stuff down below the bottom of the FM radio band.

    ref: http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=663714
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    any radio with an SDK can have a Centrafuse radio module created...

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    The software for this tuner looks identical to the Silabs module software. Even the settings looks exactly the same. Perhaps this radio is built on the silabs receiver?

    $10 says that this is just the silabs module with a pretty new case and a proper aerial...

    P.S. If someone does buy this Brando receiver, try using the software from the silabs website, not the brando software and see if it works.
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    Okay... I bit.

    I'm having it delivered to work... I'll let you know when I get it. Past history with Brando is about 10-14 days.


    For reference, NiSlo is referring to:

    http://www.silabs.com/tgwWebApp/publ...USBFMRadio.htm
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    I have also ordered it. Will get it within 2 weeks. I will update once I get the unit. I hope its compatible with Centrafuse.

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