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Subject: Re: alarm

Re: alarm

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 06:22:57 +0200

victor rajewski wrote:
> I was under the impression that the RTC in the H300 (and presumably
> the others) was not connected in hardware in a way that it could
> switch the unit on. Of course what you describe is preferable, but
> only if the hardware is capable of it. This would basically require
> the alarm pin of the RTC to be connected in the same fashion as the
> 'on' button, right?

The RTC is a function inside the power management unit (pcf50606), and
it can wake up the player just like the Archos.

> I reckon that when the unit wakes up,
> it should check to see if it has been woken by the RTC (say, by
> checking what time it is, and comparing this to the alarm time). If it
> was the alarm, then run whatever alarm action was specified (play a
> particular song/playlist, radio, or start recording or something).
> Otherwise, run the default startup behaviour.

I agree. The current solution on the Archos is very limited, and we
should extend it to a "real" alarm function.

Linus
Received on 2006-09-27


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