Just introducing the PiMost here, and likely the place for it to garner support and potential interest.
An overview of it, there’s currently not an alternative to can hats for the MOST. Usually its a large part of the set up in a car, and a huge black hole in terms of data.
I’ve been developing a CAN hat, and it has gotten to the useable stage. It now also has 1x can channel integrated, and the next revision will handle start up/down of the raspberry pi linked to the MOST network activity.
It is quite barebones in terms of software, and will likely stay that way, but will have some advantages over can bus. This is due to there being standard “Fblocks” (function blocks) which a manufacturer may use, or they may opt to use their own. When they use the standard blocks this can be handled by a community run implementation for these (that’s the goal anyway)
Some poor quality videos to wet the appetite for it
Not quite for sale yet, I am working on a final Version 2, this will include power management to shutdown/start up the pi based on MOST network activity. Currently awaiting the first batch of boards and components from china, so hopefully before the end of the month will have a limited number available!
I suppose same as yours, wanna bring latest technologies to lovely but old cars, which runs perfectly but limited entertainment and excludes normal navi functions, at the end of the day, same as you wanna bring an easy instruction to update SAAB 9-3 with up to date entertainment and navi, i also hope to avoid any analogue audio connections, as SAAB allows that. Technically indeed ))
Cool, thanks! The 44.1 vs 48khz is for the fibre frequency. Everything on the bus must match, for jlr it is 48khz, hard to tell which yours is. I will want to test a 44.1khz system so will keep an eye out for components!
This is really great! I’m looking forward to the 12v version for sure. Do you think this will be able to ingest audio from a microphone on the MOST bus? My Volvo-based entertainment system has a mic connected to the amplifier for devices to use.