[Gta04-owner] Gta04-owner Digest, Vol 7, Issue 5

Eric André eric.andre at rican.ch
Sun Jul 24 05:23:28 CEST 2011


Hi, this si Eric,

Why not repoen the pre-buy list to increase the budget? :-)

Cheers and good luck
Eric



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> Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:42:48 +0200
> From: Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>
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> Subject: [Gta04-owner] GTA04A3 Testing Status Update
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> Hi all,
> I have good news and bad news. As usual,
> 
> a) good news first:
> 
>     the DM3730 CPU is working fine :)
> 
> We had to fix some PinMux settings and initialisation
> in X-Loader and U-Boot, but yesterday I received the
> first board with a UMTS module!
> 
>     http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/images/DSC00977.jpeg
> 
> This board has all components as the final GTA04.
> 
> b) bad news:
> 
>     the UMTS module does not respond on
>     the internal USB2.0 :(
> 
> It is not even clear if it is initializing and running its firmware.
> 
> Currently we have no idea why and have not found
> a way to debug it. What we don't know is, if we did some
> mistake in hooking it up to the CPU or if it was badly
> soldered or even was damaged during soldering.
> 
> This crumbles up the schedule again :(
> 
> The plan was to have this "golden master board" working
> by yesterday and then produce the Early Adopter boards
> next week.
> 
> But we can't start production before we know what the
> problem is. Unfortunately, the production company will
> have 3 weeks of holidays after next week. So unless we
> find a solution over this weekend, we will have to wait until
> end of August :(
> 
> One test we can do on Monday is to solder some wires directly
> to another module. I.e. we don't reflow the whole module and
> have more access to all signal pads.
> 
> But it is not clear if this already breaks the schedule. And
> experiments like this also strain our development budget.
> 
> Well, the budget already became quite low due to all these
> delays and many reworks.
> 
> So I would like to ask for some financial support. One option
> is to donate:
> 
>     http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04-Early-Adopter
> 
> (at the bottom of the page "Just a donation...").
> 
> Another good help would be if you could consider buying or
> recommending this nice MIPS based mini-book from our shop:
> 
>     http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=Letux%20400
> 
> It is not the most modern one, but amongst the cheapest ones and
> with 670g really light weight. Some guys also have a working 2.6.31
> kernel for this machine so that Debian Squeeze can run.
> 
> We can also provide the schematics so that you can e.g. add
> an external access to the I2C bus or whatever ideas you have.
> 
> Getting rid of the remaining stock without scrapping them would
> contribute a little to the GTA04 project.
> 
> Sorry that I don't have good news only,
> Nikolaus
> 
> 
> PS: if someone is interested in internal details of the UMTS module
> (which appears to be the same chipset as used in the iPhone 4),
> start to search the web for "Gobi 3000" or "MDM6200". Or go to
> http://transition.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/ 
> and search for NCM / OMO6012
> 
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