[gta02-core] Openmoko Beagle Hybrid

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Tue Jun 15 18:25:54 CEST 2010

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  

Please let me know your preferences (either here or by private mail).

Best regards,

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:
> 	http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Openmoko_Beagle_Hybrid
> 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:
> 	http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=Openmoko%20Beagle
> Nikolaus
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