Libre GNU/Linux PDAs (was: Re: Openmoko Mobile Phone - About the software on it)

Daniel Clark dclark at
Sat Jan 16 10:25:12 EST 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Daniel Clark <dclark at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Mirko Lindner <mirko at> wrote:
>>> It is fully supportable by free software, but the only internal wifi
>>> solution (3rd party) at this point needs a binary blob (micro-SDIO;
>>> couldn't find any Atheros 6k ones).

It looks like there is an Atheros AR6002 microSD wifi card [1,2,3,4];
anyone have contacts with Japanese companies / KDDI / Mitsumi

Searching for "Mitsumi Electric microsd" gives more hits.

[4] Added Wi-Fi in microSD memory card

24/07/2009 |

New way to connect phones and PCs to the Internet

Japanese company KDDI introduced microSD memory card with the
possibility of Wi-Fi communication. Set in a mobile phone or PC card
provides access to the Internet.

The new creature has dimensions 11x16x0, 7 millimeters and maintain a
wireless standard IEEE802.11b / g. In the hull is built and radio
transmitting antenna, said TechOn.

Manufacturers of microSD cards WLAN function are companies Mitsumi
Electric and Renesas Technology, which showed their products at the
exhibition Wireless Japan 2009 in Tokyo.

Mitsumi Electric card uses chip AR6002 from Atheros Communications,
which integrates the low-frequency radio circuit and block. The
product of Renesas Technology used two chips - a transmitter-receiver
KS3021 processor and KS7010.

Japanese companies still have not announced the date of marketing and
prices of hybrid memory card with Wi-Fi capabilities.

Daniel JB Clark |

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