Questions and Answers
sean at openmoko.com
Sun Jan 4 10:37:10 CET 2009
On 1/4/09 Minh Ha Duong wrote:
> Le dimanche 04 janvier 2009, Sean Moss-Pultz a écrit :
> > > Now we're again struggling with closed firmwares (both the
> Calypso and
> > > the Atheros module). I would love to just make our own WiFi chip,
> > > Openmoko doesn't have the volume to return our investment in such
> > > technology endeavor.
> Hello Sean,
> I always wondered why you were not reusing XO's wifi chip subsystem
> 88W8388) ? OLPC has already mesh networking and I guess good
> integration in
> the kernel. Too expensive, proprietary, complicated ?
Too big :/
OLPC uses the 8388 chipset. We needed to use the 8686 or the newer
(bluetooth+wifi) 8688 variant. Those are built for mobile phones.
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