Openmoko Beagle Hybrid - was: [Community Updates] 2010-08-01 is out
thomas.hocedez at free.fr
Wed Oct 13 10:01:55 CEST 2010
On 13/10/2010 08:15, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> 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:
--> That's sound Excellent ! (still a lot of new work, but excellent news !)
>> 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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