Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Audio System / Operation

MEDIA ORIENTED SYSTEMS TRANSPORT (MOST) - INCONTROL TOUCH PLUS AUDIO SYSTEM AND INCONTROL TOUCH PLUS WITH MERIDIAN SURROUND AUDIO SYSTEM ONLY

The components of the audio/infotainment systems are connected on the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) ring. The MOST ring is a fiber optic communications bus for multimedia applications. Audio and control information is transmitted around the MOST ring and is received up by any of the system modules. For example, radio station tuning/selection input by the vehicle user into the Touch Screen (TS) is transmitted on the MOST ring and received by the Integrated Audio Module (IAM) which then selects the requested radio station.

MOST technology uses a plastic optical fiber which forms a network connecting the audio and multimedia system components. Each module in the MOST ring is connected to the plastic optical fiber through a device known as a Fiber Optical Transceiver (FOT). Each FOT has two optical connections; one connection is sensitive to light and is the input, the second connection forms the light source and is the output. The system operates by connecting the output from one FOT to the input of another FOT.

The light signals are sent in one direction only and are created in the following way:

  • Electrical signals are converted into an electrical current
  • The current then drives a Light Emitting Diode (LED) in the FOT to produce a high intensity red light
  • The LED transmits the light through a fiber optic cable
  • A photo diode in the FOT at the opposite end of the fiber optic cable detects the light.

The following modules may be connected to the MOST ring dependent on the vehicle equipment level:

  • Integrated Audio Module (IAM)
  • Touch Screen (TS)
  • Digital Radio control module (DRCM)
  • Satellite Radio Control Module (SRCM) - NAS only
  • Audio Amplifier Module (AAM)
  • Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) control module
  • Television Control Module (TVCM)
  • Navigation Control Module (NCM) - Japan only
  • MOST diagnostic connector.

MOST is a synchronous network. A timing master supplies the clock information and all other devices on the network synchronize their operation to this clock. The timing master for the MOST network on this vehicle is the TS. This TS controls and manages the MOST ring and the system components. An Optical Bus tester to be used in conjunction with approved Land Rover diagnostic equipment to diagnose the MOST system.

The optical bus tester emits a visible, high intensity red light which can be connected into the MOST ring at any point to test the MOST ring integrity.

Disconnecting a MOST connector will reveal if the high intensity red light is visible. If a break occurs in the MOST ring, fault codes are stored in the TS which can be retrieved using approved Land Rover diagnostic equipment.

CONTROL DIAGRAM

CONTROL DIAGRAM - MOST RING

NOTE:

P = MOST

CONTROL DIAGRAM - MOST RING

  1. Touch Screen (TS)
  2. Integrated Audio Module (IAM)
  3. Audio Amplifier Module (AAM)
  4. Digital Radio Control Module (DRCM) or Satellite Radio control Module (SCRM) - NAS only
  5. Television Control Module (TVCM)
  6. Navigation Control Module (NCM) - Japan only

CONTROL DIAGRAM - INCONTROL TOUCH AUDIO SYSTEMS

NOTE:

A = Hardwired; I = Composite Voltage Baseband Signal (CVBS); AT = Universal Serial Bus (USB); AU = APIX2

CONTROL DIAGRAM - INCONTROL TOUCH AUDIO SYSTEMS

  1. Audio Head Unit (AHU)
  2. Left steering wheel switchpack
  3. Clockspring
  4. Touch Screen (TS)
  5. Vehicle speakers
  6. Ground
  7. Relay - located in Quiescent Current Control Module (QCCM)
  8. Fuse - located in QCCM
  9. Portable audio interface panel
  10. Camera Control Module (CCM)
  11. Rear view camera
  12. FM / TMC / DAB-III antenna amplifier
  13. GPS signal splitter - if fitted
  14. Roof pod - Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna / DAB-L antenna
  15. Amplitude Modulation (AM)/FM antenna amplifier
  16. Microphone

CONTROL DIAGRAM - INCONTROL TOUCH PLUS AND INCONTROL TOUCH PLUS WITH MERIDIAN SURROUND AUDIO SYSTEMS

NOTE:

A = Hardwired; P = MOST; AE = LVDS; AT = Universal Serial Bus (USB)

CONTROL DIAGRAM - INCONTROL TOUCH PLUS AND INCONTROL TOUCH PLUS WITH MERIDIAN SURROUND AUDIO SYSTEMS

  1. Integrated Audio Module (IAM)
  2. Digital Radio Control Module (DRCM) or Satellite Radio Control Module (SRCM) - NAS only
  3. Navigation Control Module (NCM) - Japan only
  4. Audio Amplifier Module (AAM)
  5. Touch Screen (TS)
  6. Ground
  7. Relay - located in Quiescent Current Control Module (QCCM)
  8. Fuse - located in QCCM
  9. Roof pod - Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna / DAB-L antenna
  10. GPS signal splitter - if fitted
  11. FM / TMC / DAB-III antenna amplifier
  12. Amplitude Modulation (AM)/FM antenna amplifier
  13. Portable audio interface panel
  14. Microphone

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