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Thread: Remember how people loved the Cadet Radio...

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    Remember how people loved the Cadet Radio...

    But loads of people are using Epia Boards with no ISA slot.

    Well I think (although probably mentioned before) I think I may have discovered something.

    I have found a USB2 to ISA adaptor with optional extras like an enclosure.

    And looks like the Cadet is still popular, and even being developed. Looks like it supports RDS or RDS like features now according to the tech spec, as well as AM and FM. Does the Cadet use the Sound card through the ISA bus to play through the speakers, or does it require it's own speakers?
    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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    anyone have drivers and software to make the cadet work with 2K or XP?

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    Hmm, that is a bummer. I tried looking at driversguide.com, and nothing showed up. And ADS don't list anything for a new OS than 95. But I did find {url=http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=9222]this[/url] Scroll down about 1/2-2/3 way down to Gutters post.
    4x4 in a turbo stylee.

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    Hi Skraggy_uk

    I just want to share some info with you. The Cadet radio uses the Philips TEA5757N tuner chip. The same chip is used by the D-Link USB radio. It is a fact that the Cadet has a far better demodulation phase circuitry but that will only help it in static (no movement) reception. So you should expect almost the same behaviour with the D-Link in a moving vehicle.
    Another issue is that if you buy ARStech's USB to ISA bridge you'll need to write some special software to communicate with the Cadet.
    The price of the SDK is *cough* err......high!!!

    As you probably know there is currently a project for making a radio which is based in HU's components. I don't want to advertise or something but I'd like to point to you that the Cadet does not worth the money or the effort IMHO.

    Anyway if you insist to go that route I would recommend you make your own bridge. You should locate the usb97c100 chip.

    PM me if you want schematics,datasheets,SDK or additional info.

    Cheers



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    this last POS packard bell card I tried has a TEA5712 chip, I guess that's not very good either. Where can i find out about the HU component based project?

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    The project I reffered to is beeing developed by members of this forum (me included). There was a thread I started about a month ago, mainly to collect feedback on some ideas I had, but I asked the admins to close it for the reasons I state in my last post:

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...657#post260657

    More details and a major update in our progress is coming soon.


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