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    I am thinking this with one of Sno's full height boards and a nice ARM board might be something special...

    Just add radio and stir...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redheadedrod View Post
    I am thinking this with one of Sno's full height boards and a nice ARM board might be something special...

    Just add radio and stir...
    well, there is certainly enough space in the double din housing for all of that. As for the nice ARM board, I am currently playing around with the cubieboard. Quite nice to have android on nand, no more sd-card hassle. The radio is a different story though. There is no good solution out there. I have played with SDR and the cubieboard, which works quite well in conjunction with SDR-touch (I think it was mentioned as a possible solution for FM somewhere else in the forum). However, I might try to put a usb based fm solution on my power/audio/usb-hub board (working on that right now). The FM chip (SI470X is supported in linux and also used in most Android handsets - hence supported by Spirit FM) is going to be used in combination with i2c_tiny_usb (cool thing about the cubieboard is that it has FM_in pins, although I have no idea how to use them under Android yet), which would also allow the use of other sensors via usb. I know the cubieboard has i2c support but this is thinking longterm for another project that is in the works.

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    Nordman I have si4743-c10-gm on a breakout board I can send you for your development, I would like to see something do with it. There is an example code out there to take advantage of this chip's features like am/fm/weatherband/sw/lw let me know if this is something you would like to investigate. SNO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    Nordman I have si4743-c10-gm on a breakout board I can send you for your development, I would like to see something do with it. There is an example code out there to take advantage of this chip's features like am/fm/weatherband/sw/lw let me know if this is something you would like to investigate. SNO
    SNO certainly tempting, given that the si474x is automotive grade unlike the si470x. However, I can not find anything on linux/android support (no plans on using windows) unlike the si470x chip. Have you used it for your project? The example code you where referring to seems to be on a server that is down at the moment. So I have not been able to take a look at the code and doing anything related to driver development is beyond me. That's why I was looking at the si470x. So, to sum it up, yes I would be interested but I would like to do a bit more research on the chip and the code to make sure we are not wasting resources. Let me get back to you on this one once I know more, if that is fine with you.

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    No problem I had 4 put on boards and have done nothing with them yet. Been doing other things at the moment. Yes I see that server is down for repair. I had a brief look at what is inside that rar file and it seem s to have most control examples in there, it's just getting hands on it. Whenever your ready just send me a PM and I will put in the mail for you. SNO

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    thanks, sounds perfect.

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    nice setup looks sweet

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    looks awesome.. any news?
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    Unfortunately not much news here but certainly not dead. I am still waiting for the 7" LCD from Chalkboard Electronics which might be arriving in early December according to an email from Chalkboard. I am also planning to go in a slightly different direction with this project but that is going to happen some time in the future.

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