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    frodobaggins,

    what do you need...

    I'm not at all familar with your software

    I have c# code and .dll available

    the .dll is a .net class with all you need to talk to the radio

    and delagates events back the caller

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    I have 5 of the SCfm1 design(shown in pics above) pcboard coming, thursday.

    I will assemblem them, and sell them for a developer price of $35 each.
    (i got a few hundred dollars out there. so ill sell these for my parts cost and no labor fees, just to get the coding going...)

    this board can be used on ANY Sirius Connect, does not 100% need the SCFM1, but the FM1 has the holes in the correct place for my board. if you use a cheaper say ALP1, the cover will not go back on... or u will have to make your own holes... Id say for developing this is fine(without cover)... ALSO this directly has no connection for autos, ie wires, it uses a 1.3mm DC power jack for power... i supply the WALL Adapator (12v 300ma), in a CARPUTER u need to get own connector (or chop the supplied one) and make the connection, could use the 12v from the carputers power supply... this version does have a turn on, but its not directly exposed, its on a jumper, you could just supply 12V as accessory... there is no harm removing 12v from this unit when its off. as soon as the boards hit, ill do some final current draw tests.

    again this was designed for HOME use, where a wall apdaptor is fine, and always powered is fine...

    I have the New ALP1 design ready to go, that has a exposed 12V turn on.
    I have to do some final checks on the board, then out to manufacturing

    the pboard is costing me the most, in low quantities, and i dont know how many I will sell.. so i will prob not run more then 50

    which ofcourse keeps the $ higher, but its still will be affordable

    i wanted $50, but it looks like $75.


    Question, is USB even inportant here? its not buss powered, so u still need power, i could save a good amount of $$ if i made it RS232, and not usb
    ofcourse u need to have a rs232 port on the carputer, and im sure they are all taxed out... so maybe USB is better for carputers

    remember im not a carputer guy, so i need your advice

    thanks
    mitch

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    Well initially to keep costs down and allow developers quicker time to get the programming up and running, I would say release the RS232 setup.

    Also after some of these have been tested and the bugs (if any) worked out, then maybe a USB version might be feasible.

    Most people here know where to get an RS232 to USB adapter if no serial port is available.

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    rs232 makes this real easy....

    usb makes this nice

    i think usb is a better interface, i got tons of usb ports on my pc, but 1 rs232

    i even got a USB to 4 port rs232

    i need to make a decision on this

    need more feedback

    with rs232 i could be at $50
    usb $75

    with rs232 i would prob make you use some sort of custom cable


    mitch

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    With the RS232 to USB adapter being only $5 off ebay i would say save the $25 and make it RS232. No reason to spend the extra money. But i def want one.

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    Asides from USB->Serial Adapters being cheap, there's also the fact that making your board RS232 will very likely allow any Sirius software to control your board (without having to add usb support)... this can be benetitial on the long run when/if many applications are available to control sirius connect devices..
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    Not to mention all the problems with stand-by and hibernation and USB devices, much safer going with RS-232
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    so far RS-232....
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    ok, now

    say we go rs232

    let me see what i come up with...

    playing with design now

    mitch

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    great!!
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