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For Sale / Wanted / Sharp Zaurus Sl-c3100 For Sale
« on: August 01, 2008, 11:55:19 pm »
Hello,
  I am listing my Sharp Zaurus SL-C3100 on EBay,  I got this from ArchiMark a while back and it has performed very well for me, however I need to raise some cash so I'm starting with this unit.

Thank you

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iPAQ Forum / Custom Cf Card Design
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:14:21 pm »
Hello,

As you may have noticed from my prior posts.. I am interested in trying to get the Embedded Works Wi-FI/Bluetooth module working with the Zaurus.

In regards to that, does anyone have the interest/time to develop a design for a CF card that would have the proper Molex 54722-0607 mating connector and a SD card slot, heck maybe even add a GPS receiver as well since the part from Embedded Works EW-WMBGMR01 is really small.  I actually think that they get it from RoyalDigital, Inc. since I see a made in Taiwan label at EW.

This would be the ultimate expansion card for devices with a CF slot....  If it's doable.

I am not real hardware savvy, but most of the software work to interface with the Marvell chipset is done, and they are working with I think Koen to have the CF portion working.  If it could be made mostly compatible with the devices that are being planned to be used in the PP, then the drivers could be reused for the PP when it gets built.
 
No, I'm not suggesting squeezing the GSM phone on as well, unless you think it could be done :-)

I know that you can combine memory and WI-FI in a CF card since SanDisk did it with their 128M/802.11B card, don't know how they did it, but it showed up as two sub devices when the CF card was plugged in.

Bill Suetholz

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6000 - Tosa / Custom Cf Card Design
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:13:27 pm »
Hello,

As you may have noticed from my prior posts.. I am interested in trying to get the Embedded Works Wi-FI/Bluetooth module working with the Zaurus.

In regards to that, does anyone have the interest/time to develop a design for a CF card that would have the proper Molex 54722-0607 mating connector and a SD card slot, heck maybe even add a GPS receiver as well since the part from Embedded Works EW-WMBGMR01 is really small.  I actually think that they get it from RoyalDigital, Inc. since I see a made in Taiwan label at EW.

This would be the ultimate expansion card for devices with a CF slot....  If it's doable.

I am not real hardware savvy, but most of the software work to interface with the Marvell chipset is done, and they are working with I think Koen to have the CF portion working.  If it could be made mostly compatible with the devices that are being planned to be used in the PP, then the drivers could be reused for the PP when it gets built.
 
No, I'm not suggesting squeezing the GSM phone on as well, unless you think it could be done :-)

I know that you can combine memory and WI-FI in a CF card since SanDisk did it with their 128M/802.11B card, don't know how they did it, but it showed up as two sub devices when the CF card was plugged in.

Bill Suetholz

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Cxx0 Hardware / Custom Cf Card Design
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:12:52 pm »
Hello,

As you may have noticed from my prior posts.. I am interested in trying to get the Embedded Works Wi-FI/Bluetooth module working with the Zaurus.

In regards to that, does anyone have the interest/time to develop a design for a CF card that would have the proper Molex 54722-0607 mating connector and a SD card slot, heck maybe even add a GPS receiver as well since the part from Embedded Works EW-WMBGMR01 is really small.  I actually think that they get it from RoyalDigital, Inc. since I see a made in Taiwan label at EW.

This would be the ultimate expansion card for devices with a CF slot....  If it's doable.

I am not real hardware savvy, but most of the software work to interface with the Marvell chipset is done, and they are working with I think Koen to have the CF portion working.  If it could be made mostly compatible with the devices that are being planned to be used in the PP, then the drivers could be reused for the PP when it gets built.
 
No, I'm not suggesting squeezing the GSM phone on as well, unless you think it could be done :-)

I know that you can combine memory and WI-FI in a CF card since SanDisk did it with their 128M/802.11B card, don't know how they did it, but it showed up as two sub devices when the CF card was plugged in.

Bill Suetholz

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5x00 Hardware / Custom Cf Card Design
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:12:20 pm »
Hello,

As you may have noticed from my prior posts.. I am interested in trying to get the Embedded Works Wi-FI/Bluetooth module working with the Zaurus.

In regards to that, does anyone have the interest/time to develop a design for a CF card that would have the proper Molex 54722-0607 mating connector and a SD card slot, heck maybe even add a GPS receiver as well since the part from Embedded Works EW-WMBGMR01 is really small.  I actually think that they get it from RoyalDigital, Inc. since I see a made in Taiwan label at EW.

This would be the ultimate expansion card for devices with a CF slot....  If it's doable.

I am not real hardware savvy, but most of the software work to interface with the Marvell chipset is done, and they are working with I think Koen to have the CF portion working.  If it could be made mostly compatible with the devices that are being planned to be used in the PP, then the drivers could be reused for the PP when it gets built.
 
No, I'm not suggesting squeezing the GSM phone on as well, unless you think it could be done :-)

I know that you can combine memory and WI-FI in a CF card since SanDisk did it with their 128M/802.11B card, don't know how they did it, but it showed up as two sub devices when the CF card was plugged in.

Bill Suetholz

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C1000/3x00 Hardware / Custom Cf Card Design
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:11:31 pm »
Hello,

As you may have noticed from my prior posts.. I am interested in trying to get the Embedded Works Wi-FI/Bluetooth module working with the Zaurus.

In regards to that, does anyone have the interest/time to develop a design for a CF card that would have the proper Molex 54722-0607 mating connector and a SD card slot, heck maybe even add a GPS receiver as well since the part from Embedded Works EW-WMBGMR01 is really small.  I actually think that they get it from RoyalDigital, Inc. since I see a made in Taiwan label at EW.

This would be the ultimate expansion card for devices with a CF slot....  If it's doable.

I am not real hardware savvy, but most of the software work to interface with the Marvell chipset is done, and they are working with I think Koen to have the CF portion working.  If it could be made mostly compatible with the devices that are being planned to be used in the PP, then the drivers could be reused for the PP when it gets built.
 
No, I'm not suggesting squeezing the GSM phone on as well, unless you think it could be done :-)

I know that you can combine memory and WI-FI in a CF card since SanDisk did it with their 128M/802.11B card, don't know how they did it, but it showed up as two sub devices when the CF card was plugged in.

Bill Suetholz

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C1000/3x00 Hardware / Possible Source For Wi-fi/bluetooth Cf Card
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:54:34 pm »
Hello,
  Here is a link Embedded Systems to a manufacturer that has a combined 802.11g and Bluetooth module that they say is ready to be packaged as a CF card.  The one really big problem with it is, that it uses the Marvell chip, there is the start of a native driver for it at Marvell 8k Driver that was added to the Linux kernel in version 2.6.15 and removed in version 2.6.18 because as the maintainer said, it doesn't work...  There really hasn't been any work done since last year on the driver.  But, there has been reports of it working...  Embedded systems indicates that there is linux support for the card, but, I haven't had a response yet to my inquiries.

  I have asked them if they can package it in a CF card, since they have done that for their 802.11g card already, and pricing for that solution.  Presently the module is priced at $99 qty 1.

  Any thoughts about this, could any of the hardware knowledgeable folks tell me how hard it would be to package this with the CF interface if they come back with some outrageous figure for doing that..  I mean $99 is close to being reasonable for this right now, too much more would make this unreasonable.  They do discount some for quantity purchases, and they start at qty 10.

Bill Suetholz

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Zaurus - pdaXrom / Beta4 Hostap Packages.
« on: August 10, 2006, 04:44:04 pm »
Hello,
I have a card that I got to work in OZ, using the Howto that was there for a Collie as a guide, yes it is a SanDisk ConnectPlus WiFi.  

I can't seem to find the equivalent packages to install for pdaXrom beta4,

When I try installing the hostap-drivers that say they include support for the prism3 chipset, it doesn't install looking for the script /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia which I can't find anywhere on the system and in the feed/filelist.  I also don't really know if those packages contain 2.6.16 modules or not.  I did try installing the kernel-2.6.16 module package, but don't see the prism drivers there.

Where can I look for the packages/drivers I need?

Bill

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PocketPenguin / Body Design
« on: August 10, 2006, 03:01:11 am »
Hello,
  This a little bit premature, but, when designing these things, usually the system board layout has to work with the design of the shell that the board will inhabit.

  Some of the things that I recall about the current thinking for the body are:

1) Initial design will be a clamshell case like the SL-Cxx00 series
2) A 4" transreflective display 640x480 minimum
3) A hardware keyboard built in (just to be clear)
4) 1 CF Slot, CFIO capable - this is a no...
5) SD Slot, SDIO capable
6) 1 USB port, not sure if Mini or normal, Client or Host, or combined
7) 1 HDMI port for video out
8) 1 Audio out
9) 1 Audio in
10) 1 Camera
11) 1 Power input (again just to be clear)
12) Easy access to battery(ies)
13) Easy access to reset button
14) A Rocker switch (because the Z has it)
15) A Cancel and an OK button (because the Z has it)
16) A Power On/Suspend/Off button (no reason can't work like PC)
17) A speaker
18) A microphone
19) External antenna connection(s)
20) GSM Identity card access
21) a bunch of LEDs (HD, POWER, BT, WIFI, ...)
22) Fingerprint reader

Boy, that's alot of stuff.....

However, there can never be enough...  Some things I'd like to see in additon are:
1) 2 CF externally accessable.  No internal HD, I'd like to be able to easily switch out HD's.  This one will be very hard to accomplish, because of the realestate needed.
2) Both the USB Host and Client ports available in the full sized version.
3) I'd like to see 2 SD slots.
4) Maybe stereo speakers?

The keyboard should have some application keys some of which could be lighted different colors, to indicate on/off status, ie turn on bluetooth, or wi-fi.  The rest of the keyboard should be able to be backlit.

--edit-- added in the fingerprint reader, and make comment about CF slot

Bill

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PocketPenguin / Batteries
« on: August 10, 2006, 02:34:06 am »
Hello,
  Would this type of battery work?  If so, then could the battery be integrated into where the hinge is?  I realize that this is probably not workable, but, cheap batteries, and the possibility of simplifying the system board layout by not putting the battery in the middle of it, ok, to one side.

2700ma AA rechargeables

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Angstrom & OpenZaurus / 3.5.4.1 On Borzoi Using Akita Packages
« on: August 09, 2006, 03:53:15 pm »
Hello,
  Thank you developers for all of your work on this distribution, however, before flaming me for doing this, please explain to me why you are treating the C3100 and C3200 like their poor relative the C3000?
Simply because they all have HD's and the C1000 doesn't?

  Being that a Borzoi(C3100) is closer to an Akita(C1000) then the Spitz(C3000) as far as the Flash memory goes..  I thought it would be nice to not have all that memory going to waste (I know 128 Meg isn't all that much anymore :-).  So, I managed to kluge together an install using the kernel from the Akita install, and the root filesystem from the Spitz install, with some minor mods and handholding, everything is working ;-)

  Current storage config is like this...  (free/alloc)

/ is /dev/mtdblock2 which is 10/32 meg (I thought that the default was 64?)
/usr is /dev/mtdblock3 which is around 30/90 meg
/home is /dev/hda1 which is 64/72 meg (I really thought I was partitioning it for 150)
/var is /dev/hda2 which is 16/20 meg
/var/tmp is a tmpfs
/media/hdd is /dev/hda3 which is the rest of the disk...

  The reason why / has only 10meg free, is because I have both OPIE and GPE installed.  However, I had to remove Thunderbird and Firefox, because they take up > 20 meg in usr.

  Because usr is it's own partition, I had to add some links to busybox in /bin, because altboot uses test, md5sum, ...  I also had to have the mountall.sh be the first thing done in the rcS.d directory, since the keymap program uses shared libraries that are in /usr/lib, and the bootsplash is stored in /usr/share.  I wouldn't have needed to do this, if I was brave enough to try mucking around with the Flash partitioning (NOT gonna do it!).  

  The reason that the HD is partitioned the way it is (as if you couldn't guess), is that I first did a normal install as per instructions and I swear I told fdisk 150M for the hda1 size.  I probably wouldn't have pursued this except that 70meg was too small for / anyways, and since I was going to have to reload anyways, I thought I'd do it the way I wanted :-)

  Thanks again developers for a great release..

Bill

C3100 running OZ/Opie/GPE

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C1000/3x00 Hardware / Compact Flash Vs 1.8in Hd
« on: August 07, 2006, 05:01:37 pm »
Hello,
  I was just wondering if the interface on a 1.8in HD is the same as for a Compact Flash adapter?  I just saw an item on ebay that claims to convert from IDE to CF that is claiming to work with 1.8in HDs.  If this is so,
why hasn't anybody taken one of the fairly cheap drives available for the iPods and used it in their Z?  I've seen 30Gig drives going for under $100
on ebay.

Ebay item

Bill

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PocketPenguin / Other Pda/phones To Get Ideas From
« on: July 31, 2006, 02:09:20 pm »
I thought about putting this in the Hardware topic, but thought it didn't really fit..

 Anyways, while I was searching for CF cards, I came across this PDA Phone that has most of the things that have been talked about for the PPZ,  It doesn't, however have much internal storage, and no CF slots.

I-Mate T-Jasar

Bill

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