[Gta04-owner] Status GTA04 EA

Martin Christian martin at christianix.de
Wed Sep 14 23:15:53 CEST 2011


Hi,

is it possible to get some devices from the next batch then? Or do I
need to wait for Feb 2012? What is the target price for the "stable"
release?

Regards,

Martin.


Am 14.09.2011 22:33, schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:
> Hello Boudewijn,
> 
> Am 14.09.2011 um 22:11 schrieb Boudewijn:
> 
>> Hallo Nikolaus,
>>
>> Thank you for another chapter in the rise of the Phoenux!
>>
>> On Wednesday 14 September 2011 21:16:59 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>> 1. USB-OTG is now working (after we removed the USB1.0
>>> compatible ESD protection chip). The typical ping time in
>>> ethernet gadget mode is 0.3 ms
>> Is that slower than initially expected? Pinging over USB with a GTA02 and 
> 
> 0.3 ms for 56 byte pings, i.e. roughly 100 bytes means something like 26 MBit/s.
> Well, most time is spent in the kernel handling buffers and the ICMP protocol.
> 
>> short USB cable does not show any latency in ping (0.000 ms) 
> 
> This can't be. I think the GTA02 timer simply isn't precise enough to
> measure it.
> 
>>> 2. The integration of the McBSP interface into ALSA works.
>>> Rene was able to record a phone call using arecord.
>> Is it suitable for download, in case we don't mind Rene's sultry voice?
> 
> Maybe, Rene could upload it somewhere.
> 
>>> 3. Production of the remaining EA boards is now scheduled
>>> for next Monday. I will try to make another video recording.
>> That is, the boards for the remaining EA-ists...
> 
> Yes!
> 
>>> 4. Next batch
>>> So we come close to planning the next batch of units :)
>> ...and those are the "real thing"? 
> 
> Well, everything is the "real thing". We just do bug fixing releases :)
> 
> Similar to software: the "unstable" of today will be the "testing" of tomorrow
> and the "stable" of the day after tomorrow. And the "unsupported" of next week...
> 
> Only the time is dilated.
> 
> But now I am sure we will see plenty of GTA04 units at FOSDEM
> (4th/5th of February 2012)!
> 
> BR,
> Nikolaus
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