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    Any1 interested in cracking a SIRALP1 box for me???

    Im in need of some1 cracking into the new Sirius Alpine tuner box and making it somthin lik the XM Direct cable. I would try it but i have no clue about how it work and what pin is what. I just install it not decode it. So any help would be great. Could be some $$$ in it also. LMK Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoney03
    Im in need of some1 cracking into the new Sirius Alpine tuner box and making it somthin lik the XM Direct cable. I would try it but i have no clue about how it work and what pin is what. I just install it not decode it. So any help would be great. Could be some $$$ in it also. LMK Thanks
    Once I get some extra scratch, I was going to pick one of these up and decoded the M-Bus system. Already working on a library to interact with the Sirius info for the kenwood 502, and I am hoping it is similar in commands. The cable should'nt be too hard to decifer, as all that should be needed is the L/R power and ground, and the m-bus power/ground. Hopefully a serial cable will be fast enough to have the audio go through it also, but may actually need to use some tom-foollery to get it going =/.

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    Ya thats what i was going to do!!! Not i have not a clue how to do somthin lik that. Just let me know when you get somthing and if i can help out. Thanks

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    I would be willing to contribute $$$. Definitely. Any updates?
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    nothin yet. But im hoping som one can do somthing. BC i REALLY WANT THIS. I have the XM Myfi so i dont need the xm direct connect.

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    Well has anyone made any head way on this? I would really lik to get this working but dont know how. Ill be willing to give some $$ for your time. Please LMK

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    Starting up...

    I'm in the process of trying to crack the SIRALP-1. Just got other stuff I'm finishing up.
    I'll post updates as I get farther along. I just received an alpine unit to test on and several of the AI-net cables to work with.
    I'm trying to decide what microcontroller would be best to handle with the sync of the data. But I guess when I reach that point I'll see what you guys think.
    Just getting started...
    Alpine CDA-7995, Toshiba 5205-S503, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen

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    Sounds good. LMK what i can do to help out. How are you gonna control it? Somthin lik timtrax or frodoplayer? Is it the same interface as xm?

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    Through Frodoplayer hopefully. I am hoping once I get it done to work w/ Frodo in getting it to work similar to the XM interface.
    Just getting started...
    Alpine CDA-7995, Toshiba 5205-S503, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen

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    Quote Originally Posted by khemical
    Once I get some extra scratch, I was going to pick one of these up and decoded the M-Bus system. Already working on a library to interact with the Sirius info for the kenwood 502, and I am hoping it is similar in commands. The cable should'nt be too hard to decifer, as all that should be needed is the L/R power and ground, and the m-bus power/ground. Hopefully a serial cable will be fast enough to have the audio go through it also, but may actually need to use some tom-foollery to get it going =/.

    steve
    Hopefully you mean the AiNet and NOT the M-Bus. Obviously AiNet is the current bus that is used by Alpine devices. Only ancient euipment uses the M-Bus and those communications were cracked long ago. I'm only pointing this out so you don't start to look in the wrong place...

    But you would make a lot of people happy if you reverse engineered the AiNet Protocol. (Oh, you might make a few people unhappy at Alpine, but screw them...) There are so many things I would like to connect to my HU, but Alpine has made it very difficult by keeping their interface so secret.

    While you're at it, please consider also cracking their Amplifier Bus. That is a bus that allows you to display things like amp gain, power, temperature directly on your HU. It would be more useful for displaying other things like indoor/outdoor temp, car voltage, etc. but again Alpine doesn't want anybody to actually use the feature so they keep it secret.

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