11-06-2014, 03:16 AM
I have a DAB radio with firmware version dab-sermmi-FS2052-0000-0489_V4.3.17.EX24607-1A11. I get correct output on the terminal with 19200 baud if I connect a PC via a RS232/TTL level shifter to the TX line of that module. However, the verona module remains silent if it is extracted from the radio and powerd by a test-setup. Flashing dabp-fm-sermmi.ref.ven7_V184.108.40.206300-1 and dab-sermmi-FS2027-0000-0359_V220.127.116.11059-1B19 did not solve the problem. Only once I was able to get some output while I was fiddling with the module, but after the next power cycle it was silent again.
My first guess was that there is some problem with power sequencing. So I changed it from the 1.2V supply coming up first to 3.3V coming up first, but it did not do the trick. Then I experimented with the reset line. Applying a pulse did not help either. I am wondering if there are additional pins that need to be connected, maybe some power on/off signal or something. Any hints? A schematic of a radio with verona module with complete pinout can be found here: http://www.radiowerkstatt.ch/downloa...att_schema.pdf
11-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Thanks morus - that's a really big help
Now the problem.. where to get one of these 'odd' Venice tuners with the CS4344 / ATMEL AT45DB041D / KINO3 side-by-side on the PCB.
All but the two Venice modules I have seen, have the 'normally' PCB layout - perhaps theses use KINO2's or the Chorus processor as opposed to this one with a KINO3?
Both types of tuner appear to have the same pinout arrangement - however some of the onboard jumpers are in different locations.
Do you think this would make a difference? - I assume Venice7 vs Veince7A
11-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Here is a list of radios with a Venice 7:
Originally Posted by timetec
Frontier Silicon Venice 7 (FS2027)
- Philips AE9011
- Sangean DPR-65
- Sangean DPR-69
- Sangean DPR-34
- DUAL DAB4 (some versions have Verone/Venice 5.1/Quantek modules)
- Pure Siesta Flow
- DUAL DAB43
There should be many more. You can identify a Venice 7 by the firmware version string. It should contain "FS2027". "FS2052" designates a Verona module which is a low cost version of Venice 7. It uses the same ICs and it is firmware compatible, but it is not shielded and has a different pinout. With some rewiring you could use a Verona module as well. Venice 7a is a low power version of Venice 7. Its pinout should be the same, but i am not sure if it is firmware compatible.
Venice 5.1 ("FS2025") uses a KINO2, but the RF frontend IC FS1112 should be the same as on Venice 7/Verona. You could also transfer this IC to your Venice 7 module.
03-07-2015, 07:23 AM
I've got a verona board from an argos radio. It has a Kino3, 344C, FS1112 & an Adesto 45DB041E. I've tried downloading the firmware with the ISP programmer noted in previous posts but the file i get is full of 0's. I presume that this one cannt be worked with. If anyone can offer any help i would appreciate it. I have PM'd a few people but got no replies yet. I would love to do this project but so far nothing is working. I joined this site especially for this project.
08-30-2015, 05:16 AM
I have read this thread up and down and not yet found out how to program(at least try) and get the verona in slave mode for experimenting with it? And where can I download the sermmi? All links posted has expired and I get 404 error every page I try to open.
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