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Subject: RE: remote control
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2002-10-10


> From: Meyer, Stefan
> What do you mean with "actual remote hardware" ? Do you mean the
> jukebox-remote?
>
What I mean is, the different remotes that people design. I think they
should have a standard UART interface - not the one wire rockbox serial
interface. That one wire rockbox interface will be provided by a special
cable that someone designs. I have explained some of the advantages of this
in previous posts.

> Do we need a hardware mod for the bidirectional remote control ?
>
No, it will be implemented in such a way that no mods will be needed to the
Archos hardware.

> I have some possibilities to design PCBs. And I know a little company who
> could solder some parts, but unfortunatly not for free. ( but for low, I
> hope )
>
Yes, there are several people in this position and they will be very useful
one we decide on a design. The thing is that there are going to be several
different designs based on what different people want.

All I'm concerned about is that these different remotes present an industy
standard interface (UART) so that they are not limited to simply being
RockBox remotes. That requires that a special cable be designed which
adapts a standard UART connection to the RockBox one wire system.

Stu.



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