This stand-alone internet wireless music player, named as Wireless MP3 (WMP3), uses Atmel AVR AT90CAN128 microcontroller as main ‘brain’. The device can play music from internet radio stations like Shoutcast (www.shoutcast.com), connect to shared network drives and play mp3 files. Ubiquitous 802.11b wireless link is used to connect to the internet.
WMP3 uses HTTP protocol to search online servers. Once the location of the radio station is identified, WMP3 directly connects to the server and start playing the streamed data. Another important feature in WMP3 is its ability to list networked computed and then play music files shared in their directories.