I have just begun designing a vehicle computer system for my minivan. I plan on using a 6.4" LCD. This will replace the head unit and a pocket below it. The problem is, how do I then listen to the radio?
I have found some TV tuners with FM, but not AM. I have found the Cadet card, but it is ISA, and I plan on using a laptop. What I really want is a USB or PC Card AM/FM tuner with either Mac or Linux drivers (since I haven't decided which to use, yet, either would be fine).
The first question I have is, are any such beasts available that I've just missed? The second is, if not, would anyone be interested in such a device? I've been thinking of having an engineer friend of mine lay out on breadboard an AM/FM/Shortwave tuner with a USB interface (and powered by the USB as well). Would this interest people? Would it interest people if it were done on a PCB (ie, professionally made)? At what price would it become interesting?
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