Homebrew Open Phone
doug at proficio.ca
Mon Oct 29 09:29:51 CET 2007
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Open hardware means availability of schematics and gerbers,
> Are they available for the Neo?
No, Neo is not open hardware either.
Even if it was it would not be easy to produce.
I have a reflow oven and could do it, but I think
it would end up costing just as much as buying one.
> Really open hardware would be if you get all the files to produce
> your own silicon :-)
Yeah, and the interesting thing about ARM is that is does start that way.
ARM is a fabless company, they only sell intellectual property.
Licensees actually buy the "source code" to the hardware.
If you want to make your own silicon ...grab this source hehe
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