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    This seems closest to what we would need, at least initially. No indication of pricing, which generally means $$$$$.
    The number of dollar signs in your post is right:

    MOST Interface: ~ EUR 3000.-
    CANoe+MOSTopt: ~ EUR 14000.-
    CANalyzer+MOSTopt: ~ EUR 7000.-
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    We're prototyping it at the OEM level now

    Without revealing who I work for, we are currently prototyping this approach.
    My most recent install was in a 2007 530xi.
    The system is essentially an intel based pc with a dvd drive, usb connectivity, 300Gb dark drive, nav, am,fm, streaming audio via pandora, yahoo search capability, one shot voice recognition, etc. It uses a standard monitor in the dash and is controlled via the steering wheel controls and the I drive controller from an M6, both on the CAN bus.
    Connectivity is optic direct from the pc to the L7 amp. This is the only connection between the pc and the OEM sound system at a signal level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddc View Post
    Without revealing who I work for, we are currently prototyping this approach.
    My most recent install was in a 2007 530xi.
    The system is essentially an intel based pc with a dvd drive, usb connectivity, 300Gb dark drive, nav, am,fm, streaming audio via pandora, yahoo search capability, one shot voice recognition, etc. It uses a standard monitor in the dash and is controlled via the steering wheel controls and the I drive controller from an M6, both on the CAN bus.
    Connectivity is optic direct from the pc to the L7 amp. This is the only connection between the pc and the OEM sound system at a signal level.
    Hmm, interesting. Is the optic connection off of the L7 amp a MOST signal, or just an optical connection? Also, does the CAN network in the 530xi give you both PT-CAN and K-CAN data?

    After looking at the MINI Cooper R56 WDS and other diagrams, it looks like the MFSW buttons are going to be on the K-CAN (which operates at 100kBits/s), so a CAN-USB interface should be good enough for that and most other sensors other than stuff coming off the PT-CAN (powertrain).

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    It is a most signal to the L7 amp.
    The can bus both K and PT data.

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    VERY VERY interested!!! Willing to help in anyway possible with prototyping. I have a 2008 335i with the "professional radio logic 7"

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddc View Post
    It is a most signal to the L7 amp.
    The can bus both K and PT data.
    Where are you pulling the data from? The ODB-II port (the D-CAN connection), or other connections? Also, what hardware are you using for that portion of the monitoring (custom, off the shelf, etc)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damagi View Post
    Where are you pulling the data from? The ODB-II port (the D-CAN connection), or other connections? Also, what hardware are you using for that portion of the monitoring (custom, off the shelf, etc)?
    we're tapping into the can bus lines behind the factory head unit which has been removed....

    Everything is custom but we're using an intel based system. I need to be a little careful how much info I divuldge. this isn't homebrew, I work for Harman.

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    Just an update:
    We got protoboard assembled and testing things right now.
    Device will be up and running by March.
    It will have the following things on it:
    - USB slave to communicate with PC and accept PCM audio (digital) from it
    - AUX in for analog audio
    - USB master for USB stick direct playback (MP3/WMA/AAC/OGG)
    Stay tuned, I will post some videos and we will need some brave people to participate
    It should be compatible with all latest BMW, MB, AUDI A6 and higher and others that use MOST.
    It will not correlate with CAN anyway. Pure infotainment stuff...
    Car pc integration with ease
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    Audi A4 2008

    Hi ,

    Do you think than your interface MOST can work with the MMI Audi system for a A4 B8 2008 ?

    I can't wait .

    Is it possible to see on the MMI system all info from a CarPc ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbors View Post
    Just an update:
    We got protoboard assembled and testing things right now.
    Device will be up and running by March.
    It will have the following things on it:
    - USB slave to communicate with PC and accept PCM audio (digital) from it
    - AUX in for analog audio
    - USB master for USB stick direct playback (MP3/WMA/AAC/OGG)
    Stay tuned, I will post some videos and we will need some brave people to participate
    It should be compatible with all latest BMW, MB, AUDI A6 and higher and others that use MOST.
    It will not correlate with CAN anyway. Pure infotainment stuff...
    If it won't interface with the CAN bus in any way, how are you controlling it? Volume, track selection, source, etc.?

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