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Difference: GigabeatCustomdock (r13 vs. r12)
The aim of project is to create custom hardware to connect to the Gigabeat F and X. It has the potential to add many more features than are currently available with the official cradle.
Check the dock pinout for all the signals which are available.
The connector we need to get hold of is the QL11203-C638-7F from Foxconn. It's the same connector used for the Toshiba PDA E800. (Note that although the E800 data cable will fit the gigabeat dock connector it is wired differently and will damage a gigabeat without modification)
This is a good connector for the project, the project. see one on the photo cost 6$ (I will try to get a better price for a small quantity). http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/SpareParts for price and order info.
We can get it without the small circuit for more or less 2$ each if we buy 1000 pieces.
I can get a discount on the complete assembly (like the one on the photo) if I buy at least 50 pieces. Price of the connector is 4.2$ plus shipping ( I think I can do it for 6$ included shipping for the US, will check for Europ)
A chip which could be used to add S/PDIF-in and -out to the Gigabeat cradle is the Wolfson WM8804 the I2S? and I2C? pins are availale on the dock connector and the 3.3V is available on the board (used by the Cypress CY7C65640A 4-port USB hub)
Some hardware hacks for MiniDisc players. See for example the "Adding Digital I/Os" links.
r13 - 17 Mar 2008 - 04:46:13 - ChristopheNicolasRevision r13 - 17 Mar 2008 - 04:46 - ChristopheNicolas
Revision r12 - 10 Mar 2008 - 15:33 - ChristopheNicolas
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