[openmoko-announce] Crossroads

Martin Lefkowitz lefko at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 14 16:11:17 CET 2007

I did some research on Nanoradio for my employer.  They have very good
specs, actually the best I've seen for power.  I'm not sure how mature
the product is.  Nowhere does it mention opensource.


> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:50:49 -0800
> From: "Steve Bibayoff" <bibayoff at gmail.com>
> Hello,
> On 3/13/07, Sean Moss-Pultz <sean at openmoko.com> wrote:
>> >   1) We can't find a WiFi Chipset with GPL'ed drivers -- We know
>> >   this has been discussed (to death) on this list, but as we're
>> >   beginning work on the next summer hardware refresh we still can't seem
>> >   to find a vendor that meets our strict requirements: Namely, we refuse
>> >   to put anything binary in the kernel.
>> >
>> >   Marvell has some nice for larger devices (the 8388). But we need
>> >   one specifically for mobile phones (like the 8686). If somebody
>> >   can help us find the right vendor, we'll give you a free Neo1973.
> Have you guys looked into Nanoradio? Specifically NRX700/2 :
> http://www.nanoradio.com/?NavID=278
> Haven't worked (or actually talked) w/ them, but stumbled across them
> when working on another project. Seem small, so they may work w/ Free
> Software technologist.
> I have a longer list some where, just need to dig it up, will post it
> when I find it.
> Steve
> ps. Sorry to send directly to you(Sean), I'm not subscribed to the
> community list and not sure if this would get through.

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