Thread: FM/DAB digital radio - THAT WORKS!!

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhills View Post
    I have just come back to this thread after some time. Apparently I am one of only a few to be using V5 in RR. I guess I was lucky to get my module after just 3 weeks from C.B.
    I changed the module to V5, I am a complete novice to this but managed the following skin.


    Attachment 64901


    I have been using this every day for months now, reception good with Kinetic roof aerial very rare breakup/dropout, well worth the effort.
    Grey blank at bottom give station details following freq up/down, select selects that station.
    Presets selected by touching station name, highlighted station playing (caught this one scrolling)
    Blank blue buttons are page up/down (icon only shows when button active).
    If I did it again I would not bother with some if the information, and would make the preset editing buttons smaller, as you do not use them on the move.
    I have the V7 from C.B. somewhere, was going to offer it for sale, but cant find it, I will keep looking.
    Looks good..... Also using the venice 5 with mitchjs code Is the picture art downloaded from the dab service dont remember seeing that in the code lol... Am also using the kinetic aerial and am very impressed with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeharper1 View Post
    Looks good..... Also using the venice 5 with mitchjs code Is the picture art downloaded from the dab service dont remember seeing that in the code lol... Am also using the kinetic aerial and am very impressed with it

    Displayed art is indicator "RADIOART".
    Logos were downloaded (I don't remember where), located in folder RADIOART in main RideRunner folder.
    You have to tweek some of the logo names to match exactly the station name.
    Jeff

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    Hello,

    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) ?

    DAB 121
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-4432.aspx

    DAB 109
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-3790.aspx

    Pure One Mi
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-6060.aspx

    any recommendation welcome.

    Many thanks,

    Jerome

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome_ View Post
    Hello,

    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) ?

    DAB 121
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-4432.aspx

    DAB 109
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-3790.aspx

    Pure One Mi
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-6060.aspx

    any recommendation welcome.

    Many thanks,

    Jerome
    I picked up a Philips AE5010 from Halfords, when it was 17.99, now gone upto 24.99 but comparable in price to the tesco units above.

    The AE5010 has a Verona module inside.

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    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 ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabbler View Post
    I picked up a Philips AE5010 from Halfords, when it was 17.99, now gone upto 24.99 but comparable in price to the tesco units above.

    The AE5010 has a Verona module inside.

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    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 ???????
    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	-
    Use CS, SCK, SI, SO to flash the module.

    Make sure RESET (pin 12) is held low so the module doesnt attempt to boot when you try to flash.

    http://dybkowski.net/content/en/node/15

    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 01:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerome_ View Post
    Hello,

    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) ?

    DAB 121
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-4432.aspx

    DAB 109
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.209-3790.aspx

    Pure One Mi
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-6060.aspx

    any recommendation welcome.

    Many thanks,

    Jerome
    I dont think they have Venice 7 inside. The PURE one might have the Venice but their cheap radios tend to use just the chips from Frontier Silicon and soldered on the main PCB, very unlikely you will find a premade module inside, I could be wrong.

    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 :
    http://www.tescotechsupport.com/manu...m-clock-radio/
    http://www.tescotechsupport.com/manu...e-dabfm-radio/

    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 07:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibf View Post
    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.
    Many thanks for the pinout info, worked a few of the pins out but this helps confirm the rest. Was thinking it was pin compatible with V7, obviously not!

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabbler View Post
    Many thanks for the pinout info, worked a few of the pins out but this helps confirm the rest. Was thinking it was pin compatible with V7, obviously not!

    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?
    Verona and V7 are not pin-pin compatible, based on the same 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 07:31 AM.

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    Hello,

    I bought a second hand DAB 111 with Venice 7 module
    software version = DAB-mmi-FS2027--0000-0111_v4.0.13.27373-9

    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

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