Openmoko Beagle Hybrid - was: [Community Updates] 2010-08-01 is out
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Wed Oct 13 08:15:08 CEST 2010
Again good news:
we have won one of the new PandaBoards (OMAP4 / ARM Coretx A9) boards through the PandaBoard Early Adopter Program:
Our goal is to adapt the hard- and software of the Openmoko Beagle Hybrid to this new board. This will give even more power to future Openmoko devices.
Am 14.09.2010 um 10:50 schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:
> you may wonder what has happened to the Openmoko Beagle Hybrid  mentioned
> in the August Community update (cited below).
> First of all we had some delay with our SMD assembly company. They had holidays
> on one hand and more work than expected (economy appears indeed to flourish
> again). But now we have 10 kits available to find a new home.
> And we received a BeagleBoard XM some days ago and started to test the OM Hybrid.
> We found two major issues so far:
> 1. the BB-XM already comes with connectors soldered to the board.
> Unfortunately Murphy's law did hit us and the BB-XM uses the opposite gender
> as our approach for mounting to the BB-C4.
> We now have to adjust for that (by finding a simple adapter solution).
> 2. the BB-XM uses a different version of the bootloader that is not
> compatible with our own code extensions .
> So we have to fix that so that our SD card image works on the both, the older BB-C
> and the new BB-XM.
> Why is the BB-XM important at all, considering that the BB-C4 is still available
> and a little cheaper? Well, the BB-XM comes with a new DM3730 processor
> (1 GHz ARM Cortex A8), has a built-in USB/Ethernet hub for 4 ports and a
> built-in RS232 converter. This makes it even more simple to experiment with
> Bluetooth, WiFi, UMTS sticks connected to the Openmoko Beagle Hybrid
> while still having a portable design (using an external battery pack) to do
> So we work on these issues and just need some more days to solve them.
> : http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Openmoko_Beagle_Hybrid
> : http://projects.goldelico.com/p/ombeagle/
> Am 04.08.2010 um 10:28 schrieb Timo Jyrinki:
>> Newest community update now available at
>> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Community_Updates/2010-08-01 and
>> simplified text version below.
>> Most important and change making mails on the mailing lists, blogs
>> etc.. Coolest hacks, screenshots, themes etc..
>> * Golden Delicious Computers released Openmoko Beagle Hybrid
>> Boards including GPS and a gyroscope. At the same time, they announced
>> - http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-July/062609.html
>> - plans to develop the next open hardware phone. Based on a OMAP3530
>> SoC this device will bring a lot of computing power to your pocket.
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