Alpine Ai-Net to RS232 interface.
There has been some discussion over the years about interfacing to Alpine kit, namely with a view to allowing an Alpine head unit to control a custom made MP3 player (or other hardware).
As an offshoot from another project I'm involved with (Alpine/BMW interface) I will shortly be able to offer converter boards that convert between Alpine Ai-Net protocol and RS232.
Would anyone be interested in such a device? Assuming I were to go into production with a reasonable quantity, I would expect units to retail somewhere in the region of 30 to 50 UK pounds.
Please note that the Alpine Ai-Net protocol is /substantially/ different to RS232 so a processor and custom transceiver hardware is required for the conversion.
I am contemplating making available either a chipset or a small daughter board depending on interest.
Please contact me directly if you have any views.
Regards, Simon - firstname.lastname@example.org