SD format Zigbee card ...

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 11:57:55 EST 2009


On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:46 AM, David Reyes Samblas Martinez
<david at tuxbrain.com> wrote:
> I have an idea to  to make this invest more productive,
>  I can provide with a 2 x Arduino Duemilanove board +Shield - Xbee  in
> order to be able have two developers working with that kit, in one end
> they will have a tested and working Zigbee transciver, and they can
> focuse on make the sdcard work on the nanonote.
>
> Also it can be an entry point for the Roadmap item to be more in touch
> with Arduino community

Where did you get the Zigbee shield? I have an Arduino base board, so
the shield might be one way to test Zigbee on Linux/Nanonote more.

> What do you think?
>
> David Reyes Samblas Martinez
> http://www.tuxbrain.com
> Open ultraportable & embedded solutions
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> 2009/12/4 Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at qi-hardware.com>:
>> Richard,
>> great to see you here and that you are interested in ZigBee!
>>
>>> Don't know, and that card is a MiniSD card. I have subsequently found
>>> some MicroSD Zigbee cards, but don't have pricing.
>>
>> Which cards have you found?
>> I have done some preparatory work on ZigBee, but it's currently on hold
>> because we are focusing on getting the actual device out :-)
>>
>> The manufacturer we worked with is Spectec in Taipei (www.spectec.com.tw).
>> On their website they have lots of microSD cards, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, NFC/RFID.
>> However, you have to be careful what's really available.
>> After 4 months of being unavailable, the Wi-Fi card SDW-823 is available again.
>> The ZigBee card (SDZ-537) will supposedly ship very soon.
>> One of their big retailers is Expansys (www.expansys.com), so if you want to
>> find out quickly what's really available, search for 'spectec' at
>> www.expansys.com.
>>
>> Regarding price - if we get the Wi-Fi card SDW-823 to work really well in the
>> NanoNotes, we will order a larger quantity and sell more or less at cost in
>> our store. We are still ramping up the whole NanoNote ecosystem...
>>
>> Back to ZigBee.
>> Spectec will come out with this ZigBee card SDZ-537 very soon.
>> Unfortunately they are not using standard SDIO, because many devices and OSes
>> don't support SDIO very well. That's what limited sales of the Wi-Fi card
>> SDW-823, for example (that one is using real SDIO).
>> For their new cards like the ZigBee card, they are using standard SD read/write
>> operations, not SDIO.
>> It's probably relatively easy to support but still one needs to know how they
>> wrap the data into read/write blocks.
>> So Spectec offers a 1000 USD ZigBee 'development kit' that contains 2 ZigBee
>> microSD cards plus sample code for the SD read/write operations.
>> They are using a TI CC2530 ZigBee chip, see datasheet at
>> http://www.ti.com/ww/en/analog/cc2530/index.shtml?DCMP=hpa_rf_cc2530&HQS=NotApplicable+PA+cc2530
>>
>> What should we do? If you are interested in some ZigBee hacking, I can put
>> a package together for you. You would probably need at least one NanoNote,
>> and 2 ZigBee cards?
>> I guess I would have to buy the 1000 USD devkit.
>> What do you think? Is anybody else interested in ZigBee? Can you or someone
>> else share some of the costs?
>> Is there another microSD ZigBee card with already proven Linux support?
>>
>> Hope this helps, let me know what you want to do,
>> Wolfgang
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 09:54:32AM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > How much does the Spectec Zigbee sd card cost?
>>> >
>>> > For that matter, how about the wifi card
>>> > from same outfit that somebody is already hacking on.
>>>
>>> Don't know, and that card is a MiniSD card. I have subsequently found
>>> some MicroSD Zigbee cards, but don't have pricing.
>>>
>>> Could be more than the Nanonote itself.
>>>
>>> > ---
>>> > Ron K. Jeffries
>>> > http://blog.eronj.com
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 08:39, Richard Sharpe
>>> > <realrichardsharpe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> >> http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Network-card/a/9000000099972.htm
>>> >>
>>> >> Now to see if I can get one and a Nanonote and code up a driver ...
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Regards,
>>> >> Richard Sharpe
>>> >>
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