[Community] Candidates for WLAN/BT modules for Neo900

Butrus Damaskus butrus.butrus at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 22:58:15 CET 2014

Hello Christian!

I have been following the development of the GTAv04-5 since about three
years and it seems that at the end it is and will be too expensive for me
to buy neo900 or GTAv05 (even if I have now the money, i'm not willing to
spend such an amount for _any_ mobile phone or tablet or whatever). So my
voice is not that of a potential buyer :o).

But if I would by an open-hardware phone, then I would strongly prefer one
that has 802.11abg (not necessarirly
abgn) WiFi. On the other hand I would probably hardly ever need bluetooth.
Actually I would be happy if there would be no GSM/UMTS/LTE modem as well.

Just my 2 cents :-)


On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:53 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> choosing a WLAN/BT module isn't simple since there are so many
> requirements.
> * Users want to see the latest WLAN standards (at least a/b/g/n) in a
> single chip and Bluetooth 4 support.
> * Linux users want to have a working driver that allows for access point
> mode, packet injection and other fancy things.
> * Production must be able to purchase chips/modules in low quantity.
> * Price must be low for low quantities.
> * PCB design has almost no space to spend.
> * Circuit design must be able to interface the chip/module to the CPU.
> * We all would like to have an completely open data sheet.
> So we need some help to identify candidates.
> To make things well documented, I have created an "Issue" in the Neo900
> issue tracker:
> http://projects.goldelico.com/p/neo900/issues/546/#ic1609
> Please add new entries for WLAN/BT modules and chips you can recommend.
> Please provide as much information as possible.
> Especially about price and availability. This is important because the
> best announcement for a new chip is useless, if we can't
> finally buy chips or modules for the project.
> Nikolaus
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