[Gta04-owner] ANN GTA04A3: Milestone reached!

Boudewijn wankelwankel at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 22:21:09 CEST 2011

On Friday 07 October 2011 21:57:04 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> I am happy to announce that almost all of the produced GTA04EA boards
> have passed the tests and are ready to ship on Monday!
Whohooo! Congratulations :-D

> After two long days of trying everything (..) it turned
> out (...) mute
> the PCM voice channel 
The headaches!

> Now everything appears to work well enough that we
> don't expect that you have to send the unit back on the next day :)
I guess you'll have to pry it from my co.... well, anyway, I won't let go of 
it once it arrives ;-) 

> Thanks again for your patience and encouragement! Without
> knowing that you are out there eagerly waiting for a new
> powerful and state of the art motherboard for the GTA02
> system, it would have been much easier to give up and buy
> some <insert brand> and try to port Linux onto it. And have in
> approx. 2 years just 95% working :)
> But now we know all details of the design and there will be
> plenty of documentation of every GPIO line.
> So what will come after we have shipped the EA boards?
> We will start to make a new GTA04A4 layout to fix the hardware
> bugs, without having to cut traces and add small wires which is
> very expensive in production. And, we will ask for quotations
> for PCBs, components, production etc. As soon as we have that,
> we can finally annouce price and timing and start to accept
> preorders for the next batch.

Thanks again for your perseverance and detailed updates, it surely felt more 
like an interactive journey than a wait.


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