Openmoko Beagle Hybrid

Thomas HOCDEZ thomas.hocedez at
Fri Jun 18 07:40:48 CEST 2010

Hi !

Whoao ! Such a good news !

Can you reveal to the community prices & availability of the boards. I 
imagine you don't have thousands.
I don(t know yet if I'm interrested (in fact my banker knows but ...).

Thanks a lot & great job !



On 15/06/2010 18:25, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Hi all,
> we were a little quiet the last days because we just had to wait to
> receive the final PCBs and some components and start testing the boards.
> We are currently thinking about different offers:
> 1. PCB and very special components only (you can go shopping yourself).
> 2. PCB and complete component set (unsoldered)
> 3. PCB and components already soldered on a professional SMT line (we
> have one)
> 4. same as 3 including a Wi2Wi GPS receiver module (we are not sure if
> the internal Freerunner antenna module works, but an external antenna
> connected through the MMCX plug did work). This will increase the
> price of course.
> But beware for variants 1&2: there are several 0402 components and one
> 0.5mm pitch BGA (TSC2007) for which you need very special soldering
> eqipment.
> Please let me know your preferences (either here or by private mail).
> Best regards,
> Nikolaus
> PS: the git for U-Boot and the kernel is already active
> PPS: I have just copied the QtMoko rootfs on the Beagle Board and it
> did run through touch screen calibration and language selection menu
> before some component did segfault
> Am 11.05.2010 um 09:56 schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:
>> There is now a new Wiki page for the project:
>> I have received some questions why we did not put all this into a nice
>> design. The main reason is that we can't redesign the Beagleboard (it
>> has fixed dimensions) and we can't afford to build plastic injection
>> moulds (if someone has an idea how to reduce cost this is very
>> welcome). So the easiest solution was to combine what we have: a given
>> Beagleboard and the Freerunner case.
>> Other questions were what one could do with this. Here some ideas (not
>> assuming it is complete - you may have more and it is a platform for
>> your creativity):
>> 	• experimenting with touchscreen and new user interfaces on
>> Beagleboard
>> 	• learn how the OMAP3530 CPU works
>> 	• make it a truly open mobile application development platform by
>> adding a battery pack and a UMTS usb stick
>> 	• investigate how an Openmoko with UMTS and OMAP3530 feels (not from
>> haptics but screen operation and UMTS speed)
>> 	• porting SHR, QtMoko, Android, etc. to ARM-Cortex A8
>> And here some feature list:
>> 	• PCB that fits into Freerunner case (top cover and middle part after
>> cutting a hole)
>> 	• works also without such a case (except speakers and earset)
>> 	• Toppoly LCM interface (same display as used in the Freerunner -
>> otherwise it would not fit into the case)
>> 	• TSC2007 touch screen controller
>> 	• Microphone
>> 	• Earset and Speaker connector (for those sitting in the Freerunner
>> case)
>> 	• 2 buttons (AUX and Power)
>> 	• 2 dual color LEDs (in the AUX and Power buttons)
>> 	• vibracall driver
>> 	• headset jack to connect microphone, earset and speaker
>> For the software, we have to rearrange the code on our server a little
>> and then it will be made public.
>> Finally, here you can do preorders:
>> Nikolaus

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