[gta02-core] OT: N900
werner at openmoko.org
Fri Aug 21 23:39:32 CEST 2009
Christopher Friedt wrote:
> That's really great ... but really ... I'm more interested in learning
> which 3G chip it's using,
Yup, that chip could be interesting.
> design. Since the N900 has a completely hackable software stack, it's
> very likely that the GSM firmware / utilities might also be available.
Has anyone gone through Nokia's kernel code yet and confirmed that
there are no binary-only drivers and such ?
> The 3530 is designed to use PoP (package-on-package) SDRAM / NAND
> chips which reduce memory latency and power consumption.
PoP is pretty much standard these days. Even the the 2442 in GTA02
and gta02-core is PoP, just a little short on the RAM side. But
more modern PoPs/MCPs from Samsung would solve that as well.
> It also has a
> very powerful and integrated 2D/3D GPU, and video/image/audio codec.
As far as I know, at least 3D is still non-open. Not sure about the
> The project would be greatly simplified if it weren't for the
> unavailability of the Calypso,
Oh, we don't really like the Calypso all that much ;-)
> and the desire to have a prototype-able design.
Hmm, what good would be a design you can't prototype ? :)
> I wonder if the LCD of the original FR is
> compatible with the OMAP...
Almost certainly yes.
One word of warning about the OMAP. I've been told by people who
have made OMAP-based and Samsung-based designs that the OMAP is
quite demanding in terms of support chips, which complicates the
design and makes it expensive.
The open documentation is great, no doubt about that.
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