i love that skin, glad to see someone is putting my code to use
yea, i would possibly have 2 skins, when for day to day use, then when to edit
"Did you test it in carwings??"
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May healing waters bury all my pain
Wind, Carry me home
The fabric of reality is tearing apart
The piece of me that died
Will return To live again
I am currently looking for a cheap DAB+ module.
Which of the following Tesco radio would you recommend as a donor (preferably for a Venice 7 / verona module) ?
Pure One Mi
any recommendation welcome.
The AE5010 has a Verona module inside.
There are probably cheaper units with a Verona in, but just to let people know.
Can anyone help me put a useful firmware on this ???????
Use CS, SCK, SI, SO to flash the module.Code:Verona pinout in serial control mode Pin Pin 3.3V 2 1 1.2V 0V 4 3 Audio Left 0V 6 5 Audio Right CS 8 7 SCK SI 10 9 SO RESET 12 11 SPDIF 0V 14 13 - - 16 15 RX - 18 17 TX - 20 19 - 0V 22 21 - - 24 23 - - 26 25 -
Make sure RESET (pin 12) is held low so the module doesnt attempt to boot when you try to flash.
You will need the right firmware to enable the SDPIF, I havent seen any module with the SPDIF enabled though. The DAB+ tuner project from silicon chips magazine is supposed to have its SPDIF enabled.
Verona only come with standalone firmware (MASTER) so you got to use the reference design SERMMI firmware out of a Venice 7 and it should work with RR and CF just like CB's Ultimate DAB.
Last edited by ibf; 02-06-2012 at 12:30 PM.
Technika DAB1101ST = Verona (was going for £9 in Tesco shops a few months ago, £19.95 on Tesco ebay)
Tesco DAB111V = Verona
More Tesco Verona examples, you can see from the PDF filename :
Tesco DAB111 = Venice 7
Pure Chronos CD II = Venice 7
Sony XDR-DS12iP = Venice 7
Sony CMT-FX350i = Venice 7
The new sony XDRS56 might be using V7, dont know
Like I said a few months ago, it is difficult to find a Venice 7 in cheap radios most use verona now so its probably a good idea to design a board for Verona.
Last edited by ibf; 02-09-2012 at 06:56 AM.
I'm hoping to get a unit with a Venice 9 at some point, to get some proper slave functionality. Have you had any experience of the V9 yet?
hardware though. Havent seen V9, Ill imagine they are only seen in high end radios. It would be interesting to see whats V9 is all about but I dont think there will be alot of difference compared to a V7 in slave mode.
If V9 is cheaper than V7 then I think sony might start using them even on their cheaper portable radios, just a guess.
Last edited by ibf; 02-08-2012 at 06:31 AM.
I bought a second hand DAB 111 with Venice 7 module
software version = DAB-mmi-FS2027--0000-0111_v22.214.171.124373-9
and a new DAB121 for 25 GBP currently available at Tesco with Verona FS2052
software version = dab-mmi-FS2052-0000-0032_V4.1.14.EX10040-1RC1
The Verona is a lot smaller and surprisingly does not even have a RF shield.
I got better sound from the DAB121 but it is probably not related to the modules.
Now, time to check these I/O signals