Openmoko Beagle Hybrid

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Jun 16 08:00:43 CEST 2010

Hi Thomas,
our current plan is described here:

but prices may change a little. Also depends on the outcome which variants you all prefer. And the number of units.

The status is that we have enough boards and are waiting to receive the stencils for "mass" production.


Am 18.06.2010 um 07:40 schrieb Thomas HOCDEZ:

> 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 !
> Regards
> AstHrO
> 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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