For GTA02 we will most likely supply<br>power to the USB in host mode!<br><br>Awesome, is this news or did I just find out?<br><br>-Will<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/18/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Harald Welte
</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Guys, hardware questions go to neo1973-hardware, not to community !!
<br><br>On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 04:35:38PM +0200, Lars Hallberg wrote:<br>> Giles Jones skrev:<br>>> Marcin Domanski <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote :<br>>>> Yep it shouldn't be a problem - let's take an usb hub with external
<br>>>> power supply - connect it to neo and then connect the device to the<br>>>> hub. I dont know how's the support for it but its an idea :)<br>>> Here's how you solve the power issue:<br>
>> <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/sm-cyberpower-4-port-battery-powered-hub--pi-2259675.html">http://www.radioshack.com/sm-cyberpower-4-port-battery-powered-hub--pi-2259675.html</a><br>>> A rechargable battery powered USB hub.
<br>><br>> I'm still not clear over this...<br>><br>> 1) Will it be possible to charge the neo over the usb connection while the<br>> neo is in host mode.<br><br>for Neo1973 GTA01: definitely yes. For GTA02 we will most likely supply
<br>power to the USB in host mode, so that doesn't work, at least not<br>without complicated hacks ;)<br><br>> Will that raise special demand on the hub?<br><br>yes, or a special cable.<br><br>> A flexible powered hub (Wall, external battery pack, car-power(12V)... )
<br>> that have any 'extra' function that the neo needs/benefits from would be<br>> the perfect companion... almost a obligatory companion to the neo... But...<br>> exactly what does it take to make such a beast?
<br>><br><br>We did think about this for some time, and actually I've designed the<br>architecture of such a device fairly far. The idea was to even further<br>integrate that with the debug board, i.e. debug board plus
<br>battery-powered hub in one device :)<br><br>But now that GTA01 is not really running at any reasonable quanatity,<br>and GTA02 will be able to supply 5V in host mode, it was abandoned.<br>We'd rather get GTA02 finished, then spend time on accessories that only
<br>make sense for GTA01.<br><br>--<br>- Harald Welte <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> <a href="http://openmoko.org/">http://openmoko.org/</a><br>============================================================================
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