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Subject: Re: Remote control with display
From: ActiveSystems (activesystems_at_caverock.net.nz)
I haven't tried it in practice but I would think that you can connect an
output pin and the UART Rx pin together (with a current limiting resistor on
the output pin).
Bit-bash outgoing control signals from the remote - clear/ignore any
received data in the Rx buffer after sending something. Then just monitor
the Rx via interrupt to receive data sent to the display. Make the output
high impedance when it's not being used.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Tedford" <stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 7:58 PM
Subject: RE: Remote control with display
> Hmmm, on the remote side, how do you both tx and rx data on the same piece
> of wire without upsetting the UART?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ActiveSystems [mailto:activesystems_at_caverock.net.nz]
> > Sent: 03 October 2002 08:36
> > To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> > Subject: Remote control with display
> > Hi
> > I was checking out the hw spec for the controller in the Jukebox (and
> > reading some of the old postings to this group).
> > Pin PB10 which the remote is connected to is usually
> > configured as serial
> > comms port so it can receive async data from the remote.
> > The pins on port B can also be configured as a general I/O so
> > it could quite
> > easily output data to the remote as well. Good thing about
> > this is that we
> > could use this outgoing data to run an external display.
> > It should be relatively easy to intermittently reconfigure
> > PB10 as an output
> > pin and throw out some data to the remote, then pop it back
> > in receive mode
> > to watch for commands from the remote. If the outgoing data
> > was at 100kbps
> > or so then it would be unlikely that the player will miss any remote
> > commands. - 50 bytes of data will only take 5ms. Each line
> > of text to be
> > displayed on the remote can have a byte or so of control data
> > saying if it's
> > to be scrolled, scrolling speed etc.
> > I'd be quite happy to do the remote end of things - sw + pcb
> > etc for people
> > wanting to build their own.
> > My question is how hard would this be to implement on the
> > Jukebox? If there
> > are any existing tasks that are executed at 100kHz or so then
> > I would think
> > that you could use that proc to bit-bang any waiting data out
> > PB10. Can
> > connect to a UART on the remote micro to receive the data.
> > Would just have
> > to check that the o/p on the Archos remote is buffered then
> > it should still
> > work.
> > thoughts?
> > Hamish
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