[Community] GTA04A5 ready to be pre-ordered

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Nov 8 09:37:02 CET 2013


Am 08.11.2013 um 09:20 schrieb Butrus Damaskus:

> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 6:09 PM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:
> 
> Am 07.11.2013 um 15:46 schrieb Ryan de Laplante (personal):
> 
> >
> > On 2013-11-06, at 6:02 PM, NeilBrown <neilb at suse.de> wrote:
> >> Maybe in the spirit of openness a vote might be  instructive.
> >> Does anyone actually want stereo aux input through the 2.5mm jack?
> >> Does anyone actually want to listen to the FM radio without wasting power?
> >>
> >> (no and yes for me).
> >
> >
> > I am very interested in listening to FM radio.  AM would be nice too because the best talk radio stations are on AM where I live.  I realize the chips being used don't support AM though.
> >
> > So far I have never used an aux input jack on a smartphone so it doesn't interest very much.
> 
> It *might* be possible to have everything, i.e. AUX-IN, FM + AM analog and alternatively digital FM. I will take it on the check-list for the GTA04A5 design, but I can't promise.
> 
> BR,
> Nikolaus
> 
> 
> Hi Nikolaus!
> 
> Wouldn't some sort of SDR receiver be better? Then, new modulations could be added just by firmware update...

Yes, but only if you know something in 3x3mm QFN package and almost no external components...

We always have to make compromises between dimensions, size, freedom of programming, cost and availability.

BR,
Nikolaus
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