[gta02-core] Status & next milestone for GTA02-core?

Dave Ball openmoko at underhand.org
Sun Aug 2 20:43:34 CEST 2009

Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> Am curious what the next milestone is for GTA02-core.
> Have not been following the project for a while, so am
> wondering when you expect to be ready to have PCBs
> fabricated.

Hi Ron,

I'll try and help, though you shouldn't count me as an official 
spokesman for the project :-)

Status:  Currently we have drawn the schematics (excluding GSM), and are 
in the process of reviewing those to identify errors (bugs), and working 
through ECN's.

Once that's complete our next milestone will be work producing the 
footprints, and then design the PCBs

If current discussions ([1][2]) turn out favourably, we _might_ be in a 
position to fabricate in mid/late sept.

You've probably seen the project details at [3], the most important of 
which is that this project is aimed at taking the design as far as 
prototypes.  As the designs are open, my hope is that this or our next 
design will be of interest to someone who has the resources to 
manufacture, though we don't currently have the resources to do this 

We've recently adopted the phrase "open design hardware", and have some 
background in the "disclosure requisites" white paper Werner produced 

Anyone that's interested would be welcome to join us, and help with both 
reviewing the current schematics [6], and moving onto footprint and 
board design.

Hope this helps!


[1] http://n2.nabble.com/Calypso%27s-last-dance-tp3307295ef1958.html
[3] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Gta02-core
[4] http://people.openmoko.org/werner/oshwdr.pdf
[6] http://people.openmoko.org/werner/gta02-core/gta02-core-all.pdf

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