AVT2 question

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sun Jan 17 17:41:41 EST 2010


64mb of ram also puts us into ability to run android too... :) We need
everyone's help to spread word and help us sell these so we can go to
the next level :)

Soon soon soon :)

Jon

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 04:23, Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at sharism.cc> wrote:
>> Ron,
>>
>>> Is it correct to think of AVT2 as a super set of LB60?
>>> i.e. the same as EXCEPT:
>
> [snip snip snip]
>>
>> Well as Mirko explained we try to be as open-minded and ready for reality
>> as possible. Back in June we thought we can ship in September or so :-)
>> I have no problem either way. Maybe we make only 1000 or so LB60, then go
>> to AVT2. Maybe we make many more. It also depends on how sales are developing,
>> how well software progresses, how many real-life problems we run into.
>>
>> For one we can only switch to AVT2 in mass-production after we also freed
>> production testing software. Even with a small change like the 64 MB SDRAM
>> chip, or bigger NAND chip, the current proprietary testing software won't
>> work anymore. So that's another _BIG_ task.
>>
>> Personally I think Ben NanoNote will always have the current LB60 board. AVT2
>> is the work towards Ya NanoNote. We spent a lot of time last year collecting
>> ideas for Ya, all still there at
>> http://www.qi-hardware.com/products/ya-nanonote/
>> (we will transfer this over into the wiki before retiring the blog for good)
>
> Understood. But the lack of USB host mode is a SIGNIFICANT issue.
> I guess you can make the Swiss Army Knife Card [SAKC] work
> without Nanonote having host mode, but host mode would make
> communication with the external i/o card a lot more flexible.
>
> 64 MB of RAM would also be nice, but is not vital.
>
>> Honestly speaking I think Ya NanoNote is a quite a way out. We are totally
>> focused on Ben, and I think there is huge potential to get more out of the
>> Ben hardware with better and better software.
>> Let's see how it develops this year.
>> In parallel we continue along the other paths, AVT2/Ya, SAKC, etc.
>> Wolfgang
>>
>> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 08:53:41AM -0800, Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 00:08, Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at sharism.cc> wrote:
>>>
>>> [snip]
>>>
>>> /ron k jeffries asked/
>>> >> Are those 800 units AVT2 version hardware?
>>> >
>>> > No. The AVT2 boards are the 'road to Ya NanoNote'. Actually I think we will
>>> > rename them to just 'NanoNote board' soon but we haven't figured out proper
>>> > naming and revisioning yet.
>>> > However, since AVT2 is supposed to be fully compatible with what we are
>>> > currently producing (we call it LB60), the documentation that comes out of
>>> > AVT2 will benefit LB60 as well, for the most part.
>>> ////////////
>>> Understood.
>>>
>>> Is it correct to think of AVT2 as a super set of LB60?
>>> i.e. the same as EXCEPT:
>>>
>>> 1. AVT2 design is in kiCAD (Thank you Carlos & company)
>>> 2. AVT2 supports USB Host mode (LB60 is client only)
>>> 3. AVT2 has 64 MB RAM, LB60 is 32 MB
>>>
>>> Assuming it takes some weeks for LB60 model to be retested
>>> and then flow through to end users, is your plan that next run
>>> of Nanonotes past these 800 be built using AVT2 design,
>>> which if my assumptions are correct is a conservative spin
>>> of the first LB60 Nanonote.
>>>
>>> Ron K Jeffries
>>>
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