Wish for 2nd generation Neo: USB 2.0

Sven Neuhaus sven-openmoko at sven.de
Mon Jan 22 09:41:40 CET 2007

Harald Welte wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 10:23:24AM +0100, Sven Neuhaus wrote:
>> Since everyone is drooling about the next iteration of the Neo which is
>> exptected to include WiFi, I figured I'd add a request for USB 2.0. This
>> allows us to use a USB VGA adapter
>> (http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/06/08/add_a_monitor_using_usb/ - Linux
>> driver available!). A VGA port enables the Neo2 to replace a laptop for
>> doing presentations (in some cases) and you could even watch movies stored
>> on its microSD card (or streamed by a BluOnyx) on a battery powered HMD! :-)
> Thanks, this has actually already been on our wishlist for a future
> generation of our phones.
> The main problem (with more powerful SoC) is not to provide a USB2.0
> host port in the device. 

Can't you leave it unpowered as it is now? Or is that forbidden by the USB
2.0 spec?

A UWB (ultra-wide-band: Wireless USB or IEEE 802.15.4a) would also be a
*very* nice alternative. I'm not sure if the technology will be ready for
primetime in late summer...


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