Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at
Mon Jan 25 11:45:41 EST 2010


What is cost to add a USB controller chip
so SAKC can supports a USB host port?

Since Ben Nanonote is USB device, wouldn't
having USB host on SAKC make it a lot easier to
get the two products to communicate smoothly?

See Note in-line below.
Ron K. Jeffries

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 04:45, Carlos Camargo <cicamargoba at> wrote:
> Hi Bas
> I just add the LCD connector the same used in nano, I think that we can sell
> LCD separately.

Ron Jeffries:

 Yes, IMO LCD must be an option The goal of SAKC is
similar to Arduino, where the physical design supports all
sorts of plug-ins ("shields" in Arduino speak).

The  FPGA is ~THE~ distinguishing feature of SAKC

May 1,000 flowers bloom. How soon can the first protos
be manufactured? will you build them in China or locally?

>> that's fine.  But if the board has all the features of the NanoNote
>> built-in, it becomes something to replace the NanoNote.  That need not
>> be a bad thing, of course. ;-)
>> So my question is: what features of the NanoNote does it not have?
> SAKC board don't have:
> - Battery and power managment circuit.
> - Keyboard.
> - Mic and Speaker (SAKC provide just the access to this pins)
>> Too bad the Jz4725 doesn't have USB host support...
> Yes, Is a shame :(
> Maybe, this board can attract more hardware hackers, right now, Ben Nanonote
> is a bit closed, because we can interface easily external Hardware. The next
> board AVT2 will have a usb host port, so we can add a lot of external
> hardware to Nano
> Carlos
>> Thanks,
>> Bas

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