openmoko and pci express voice modems

Matt Flax flatmax at
Wed Jun 18 01:12:46 CEST 2008

I see,

What I am really trying to do is to have as close to an all in one
convergence as possible.
So take a small EEEPC like laptop, put the voice modem into it and there you
have it ... phone, music player, video player, upgradeable memory, a mini
computer with full QWERTY keys and so on ...

Is it perhaps simpler to connect an openmoko device to a mini laptop ? Is it
possible to route openmoko device audio through a laptop?


On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 3:53 AM, Al Johnson <openmoko at>

> On Tuesday 17 June 2008, Matt Flax wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to know whether it is possible to plug a pci express voice
> > modem into a laptop and then use openmoko to make mobile calls from the
> > laptop ?
> >
> > An example pci express card is the MC8775v :
> >
> >01.0.pdf
> >
> > Is anyone using this or another similar device to make calls from their
> > laptop ?
> >
> > thanks
> > Matt
> It ought to be possible, though probably not out of the box. It seems like
> an
> odd thing to do, but I'm sure you have a reason.
> You could run asterisk on the laptop and use it to route calls between the
> modem in the laptop and a SIP or IAX client running on the openmoko with a
> USB or WiFi network connection. This ought to be fairly easy to set up,
> assuming the card exposes its audio interfaces.
> One or more of the network capable audio daemons could probably make the
> openmoko appear as an audio interface on the laptop, so probably usable
> with
> the modem.
> You could try to get the openmoko to behave as a Bluetooth headset or
> handsfree kit, but I'm not certain there's any software available to
> implement this yet. This also assumes that the laptop can connect the card
> to
> the bluetooth audio device.
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