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    jwc
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    New Project - Project kinisis, Embedded ICE Unit



    Hi all,

    Been watching the Car-PC scene for a long time, and decided to clear my office of all the embedded PC junk I got lying around. Had a few ideas, and putting together a project and so far had the backing of three companies how gave me even more free junk.



    The specification:

    • Direct replacement for existing radio - ISO Double DIN 4"x7" dashboard mount.
    • Run from 12V auto electrical system, including engine cranking conditions
    • Must start quickly
    • Touchscreen interface
    • Support Line-In for IPOD or other auxiliary device
    • Support 4 Channel Audio Line-Outputs
    • Support Subwoffer, LFE channel and stereo downmix
    • Must have at least 4x25W amplifier built in
    • Must connect to existing ISO car connector
    • Support security if disconnected from supply.
    • Support front and Rear video cameras
    • Play Video
    • Play Audio
    • Support FM Radio or DAB in stereo
    • Support Traffic announcements, and RDS
    • Support for Bluetooth
    • Integrated Global Positioning
    • Have USB 2.0 Expansion
    • Quietly Cooled
    • Sunlight Readable Display


    The good thing is that I'm a hardware and software engineer and have a big machine shop and a bunch of cad a clever bods that I can rely on, so, no time like the present!

    see more at http://www.jcross.co.uk

    Hope you are all getting things working, its so nice to make your car look like Darth Vaders bathroom.

    Its syndicated, so I'll see if I can tie in some form of automatic updating for you all, I will post in here too.



    Right now, I'm doing PCB design for the output stage, which includes the AMP and a TDA7318 Audio processor. Its looking exiting for me... Bordering on obssesive!

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    Constant Bitrate
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    looks great! I wish i had access to your resources! Its hard to do a perfect job with only limited tools/materials.

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    jwc
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    Thanks

    It is, but the ingenuity is always the key.

    So far project going ok, I'm not happy with my Radio Tuner at the moment.

    I been looking at thing such as http://www.xtronic.be/index.php?id=91&lang=2 that was featured on here, but I can't get a straight answer about lead-times. I really don't want the hastle of doing it myself, I have I2C unit from my donor radio but don't want to get into that!

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    I'd kill to do a project like that, I'm a computer engineer so I'm sure I could do it, the only problem is I don't have the resources to do it.

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