Freerunner will be GTA02v5 or GTA02v6? (was: Fwd: Future Button and LED software spec)
debortoland at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 21:07:30 CEST 2008
I think nobody will buy a GTA02v5 knowing that a better revision will be
available some days after...
I think this is a counterproductive way to go on marketing....because
that nobody will tell us when GTA02v5 will be sold out and GTA02v6 will be
just my 2 cents
2008/4/18, Flemming Richter Mikkelsen <quatrox at gmail.com>:
> On 4/18/08, Andy Green <andy at openmoko.com> wrote:
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> > Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > | I'm re-posting here some mails from the openmoko-devel "Future Button
> > | and LED software spec" thread  in which there are some infos about
> > | Freerunner hardware that I think they should be more visible.
> > |
> > | Summarizing, they say that the GTA02v6 hardware version fixes an
> > | hardware bug that causes the LEDs to use about 150mW instead of 25mW.
> > Yeah, but how often are the LEDs lit in normal operation: ~0.
> As written in the dev list, the problem is with the transistors:
> *Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> > But GTA02v5 is not going to ship is it?*
> *Last thing I've heard, the first units will be GTA02v5 *
> *Fortunately, these power-draining LEDs (well, it's the transistors
> really) are the only major issue we fixed between v5 and v6. There
> are a few smaller improvements, mainly shaving off a mW of suspend
> power consumption here and there.*
> *- Werner*
> It was not easy to find any details, but it was mentioned something about
> a fix:
> *From: Werner Almesberger <werner at ...>
> Subject: Re: Future Button and LED software spec
> Newsgroups: gmane.comp.handhelds.openmoko.thirdparty
> Date: 2008-04-17 15:50:07 GMT (1 day, 2 hours and 8 minutes ago)*
> *thomasg wrote:
> > @Werner: do you know - or can you figure out - how many GTA02v5 will
> > the factory and reach the customers?*
> *I've heard something like "thousands". However, I've also heard that
> there'll be some sort of fix for the LED problem in these GTA02v5.
> Perhaps the dual transistor for the dual LED has been replaced with a
> pack with built-in register. I'll probably hear more about this in the
> next days.*
> *> And how will it be possible to find out what revision it is without
> > it on?*
> *I don't know if there will be any easily visible labels or such. I
> know it's printed quite clearly on the PCB *
> *- Werner*
> It sounds to me as the problem is easy for those of us that knows a little
> electronics. If I get one that leaks current, I will start soldering!
> Does anybody know if the fix Werner is talking about, will be done for all
> GTA02v5 PCB's? If it really will be a fix for it, it will not be any problem
> at all.
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