Wednesday 26 February 2014

CD Changer emulator

PIC version based on vwcdpic project

 Edit: better look for this
UPDATE: simple boards are for sale (1Euro for board + shipping), also asembled emulators + simple cable with jack (tested wvcdpic + audio cable = 10euros + shipping ), contact me on email if you are interested, also I can send preprogramed pic +2E

I sell on Tindie

originaly this was on fritzing project page. There is lot of "files" so i make it clear here, I hope:

whole project is build around project (mirror,mirror of devel site) , which was realease under gpl (2 I thing ...)

There are 3 firmware version:
v1: for large 16pin pic ... don't care
  • for pic12f629
  • source code provided
  • serial output, easy to handle with arduino
  • has bug with serial comuniaction, selecting CD3,4,5,6 send always command 0xd3 (cd3 selected), but fix is sipple,fixed pic asm is on my github
  • is buggy(don't use it!) on blaupunkt chorus1 and  concert1 not on philips concert1
  • for pic12f629
  • just hex
  • serial output but with bug in serial communication (can't fix, no source code)
  • is buggy(don't use it!) on blaupunkt chorus1 and  concert1 not on philips concert1

I don't know what's real diffrence in v2 and v3 code, except used pins.

I use buggy version 3 of fimrware only for emulating CD changer, without controling anything else and fixed version 2 to comunicate with arduino, which then I used to controling HTC phone and BT module.

When I start to search about this, I found that guys form cz skoda forum are doing this fake changer, they add power control to "switching" permament +12V ...... so I take their design and used it. After some builds, and research how to use this emulator with old audi chorus unit, I realize that BSP452 which is used to switch and provide stable 12V on ACC pin is capable of 0.7A as minimum, so I remove whole "power switch" and drive it whole directly from radio ACC pin.

Also audio amlifier is better not to be used, lot of noise etc... I try a lot of shielding, koax kables and design , and then I just give up. Best is to use simple emulator made on universal board, just like next picture, and connect audio directly to coresponding pins on radio CD changer connector. If you relly want to use regural PCB go with smd version down there and just "cut" audio part.
Simple version
for compiling pic asm: gpasm xxxx.asm

for burning I use

Emulators with audio amlifier

kicad files
fritzing files
Schematics, for firmware v3
PCB is just remake of PCB which was on k9 site:

kicad version build

fritzing version

Separated audio ground filling, to try killing the noise comming from comunication PIC<->radio. but it don't fix it :(. This can be easy converted to "just emulator" version.
edit: after a while I connect audio ground with separate cable to chassis and it fix noise problem, so as always, problem was ground loop. ...

HTC support

files on gitbut, also with instruction

this use v3 of firmware, because there is just "play/pause" on headphone remote control, so bug in firmware is not problem

Bluetooth support

files on gitbut, also with instruction

problem with this BT module is in handling incoming call (or its bug in my HTC) after "pickup" it disconected from phone.

only pic I have :)

currently im doing "sniffer" for pic version,  so I can update shyd version of emulator on atmega. I do this because on chorus1 and concert1, there is som sort of bug, which some time lock radio in strance mode, when radio still send one command and do not want to recognize fake changer :)

ATMEGA version

based on SHYD work, ported to arduino (ATMEGA168,328 and also works with ATMEGA8 -1$ on ebay). Works with 16MHz Xtal and also with internal 8MHz RC oscilator (tested) - set CPU_SPEED to cpu clock value in MHz more about this in newer post

connection of arduino to HU

code on github