Any news on the Android version? I know you guys were waiting on some phones to test with, anything yet? I hope this works because I am switching as soon as it does and I get my new phone.
P.S. I know the audio/video out is not mimics or the phones fault, from what I got from his responses is that he thought it was a radio of some sort with some way of integrating without side. Or that’s what he was hoping for and it’s not that at all.
Originally Posted by Jensen2000
Yes, right now you will need to plug in two cables; the dock connector for video out and charging and the 3.5mm jack for audio.
Plans are in the works for an all-in-one dock connector cable that will combine audio output, charging, and video.
A 68kOhm resistor on pin 21 makes iPhone send audio through line-out without any messages.
As found here and confirmed on iPhone 2g and 3GS by me I will try video tomorrow if I get a chance.
I've already built a circuit board with a Ridax extension cable to pull the video pins out of the dock connector, seen here:
And added the Apple Authentication Chip to enable video. It uses Serial Rx, Serial Tx, 3.3v, and GND. Seen here:
As the makers of the Mimics probably well know by now, the video auth chip terminates the iPhone's serial data lines. So any serial communication during video output is impossible without some circuitry to play traffic cop. I can't get audio out with my interface because my car is trying to control it on these Serial Data lines and can't get through. It puts the whole audio interface into lockdown, even if the audio is being output.
Getting video and audio out is not a problem, just getting them at the same time is my problem. Thus my hopes that Mimics would have a solution built in.
Any advice that can be shared by the makers of Mimics (who have clearly figured this out since they are using touch control via Serial and video output simultaneously) would be much appreciated.
If you use the iPod AV cable you will have charging, video and audio.
If you use a VGA cable like this you can have video and audio. (I have one i made that does video+audio+charge)
If you get this you can use HDMI, have audio RCA output and charge.
The issue with the above solutions is that you cant adjust the volume using the device. This can be done other ways easily. The HDMI solution on the other hand looks like it has a remote for volume. I have got one of these arriving soon and I'm sure to crack it open the second i get it. I have a neat idea for it
P.S. The mimics translates the touch signals over bluetooth, not serial. I did tackle this initially and your right, its easy to do things separately with the serial bus but not simultaneously!
I need to find a spot to post the mimics manual, but for now anyone that is interested can get it HERE for some more technical information.
All good work-arounds but none of that will work with my car because it will not play audio unless it sees a serial connection. I'm about to cave and by a bluetooth module to use A2DP streaming and AVRCP control, and say screw the on-screen song info.
Or figure out a way to convert the serial data from the car to USB like the aftermarket radios use.
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