Wanted: Programmer who wants to play with DAB+ option
I have been in talks with Realtek about getting a copy of their SDK for the Realtek 2832 chipset, which is Realteks All in one DVB-T, DAB+ and FM chip.
Thanks to some very friendly people there, they have given me a copy of the SDK, which includes documentation on the module, together with a sample DAB program, and the source code for the DAB program (written in Visual C++ by the looks of things).
So, I have a request.
Currently there is one main thread for getting the Venice based chips running through a daughterboard, which is a pretty good system, however seems to have a few issues (Board creater no longer available, technical support issues). I'm not slagging it off at all, but I think that the Realtek system can be another option for people. It has one MASSIVE bonus in that there is no translation to analogue to send audio to the computer, it is done totally via the USB or PCI bus, and decoding is done by the computer itself.
I have tested the module in my car, using ArcSoft TotalMedia running, with an external DVB-T antenna, and I get DAB+ signals as clear as a bell up to a tested 130km/h. Dropouts are non-existant, and using TotalMedia, I can scan for all DAB+ stations in around 15 seconds.
The other upside to this system, is that you can pick up these cards for around $20 AUD for a single tuner PCI card, or around $40 AUD for the dual tuner PCI cards. USB models are around the same price.
I am looking for a programmer who can take the SDK and sample program, and create a Centrafuse, and possibly a RideRunner plugin to get the DAB(+) and FM side of things working, and possibly even integrate the DVB-T portion of the chipset to get TV working as well.
I am offering the copy of the SDK for the programmer, and I am also willing to purchase one or two USB or PCI based units to ship to the programmer to use for testing purposes.
I would prefer the programmer to be based in an area that has DAB+ (Australia would be even better, and Perth, Australia would be outstanding!), to make testing easier, but if anyone else would be interested, please let me know.
So does anyone want to have a play, and expand our options for radio's in our computers?
If so, PM me, or reply to this thread, and I will see what I can do to help.