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=Purpose=
 
=Purpose=
MokoForesight is an independent hardware lab inside Openmoko to scout, analyze, and write proof-of-concept drivers for new open source chips/modules. It will accept tasks from Openmoko product teams or from the community, and maintain its own priorities.
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MokoForesight was an independent hardware lab inside Openmoko to scout, analyze, and write proof-of-concept drivers for new open source chips/modules.
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The lab has since been shut down, this page documents research done by the lab.
  
 
[[Image:MokoForesight_1.jpg|500px|center]]
 
[[Image:MokoForesight_1.jpg|500px|center]]
 
=People=
 
* Matt Hsu (Software)
 
* Shawn Lin (Hardware)
 
 
=Gear=
 
* R&S CMU 200 x 3
 
* R&S Audio Analyzer 
 
* R&S Vector Signal Generator SMU200A
 
* R&S FSP Spectrum Analyzer
 
* Tektronix TDS 7254 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope 
 
* Anechoic Test Chamber
 
* Agilent E5071B Network Analyzer
 
* Agilent E4440A Spectrum Analyzer
 
* HP 16702A Logic Analysis System
 
 
=Current Tasks=
 
 
* U-boot porting to GTA03EVB (Matt) '''ONGOING'''
 
** The core can run at 533 MHz with 133MHz SDRAM (Done Aug.12.2008)
 
* SIMCOM 3G MODEM Research (Shawn) '''ONHOLD'''
 
*
 
* GTA03EVB Hardware Verification (Matt & Shawn) '''ONGOING'''
 
** Starts when GTA03EVB is in office (AUG.11.2008)
 
** voltage, power consumption, RF characteristics (finished by end of AUG.22.2008)
 
*** Siemens MC 75i EDGE MODEM
 
*** u-blox 5 Antaris GPS (Done Aug.12.2008)
 
*** CSR BT
 
*** Accton/Atheros AR6001 Wi-Fi module
 
*
 
* Implement touchpanel driver for [[GTA|GTA03]] (Matt) '''NOT STARTED'''
 
* Implement LCD driver for [[GTA|GTA03]] (Matt) '''NOT STARTED'''
 
* GPS: Ublox5 & AGPS (On-line and Off-line Mode) (Shawn & Matt) '''NOT STARTED'''
 
* Implement Camera driver for [[GTA|GTA03]] (Matt) '''NOT STARTED'''
 
* Hardware Verification of BT module with new firmware (Matt & Shawn) '''NOT STARTED'''
 
* Marvell8686 WiFi module (Matt & Shawn) '''NOT STARTED'''
 
  
 
=Chip Scouting=
 
=Chip Scouting=
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'''Wireless Peripheral'''
 
'''Wireless Peripheral'''
 
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! Chip/Module !!Freedom Requirements !! Bussiness Requirements !! Technical Requirements !! Specs
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! Chip/Module !!Freedom Requirements !! Business Requirements !! Technical Requirements !! Specs
 
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||SIMCOM5210  || All docs can be opened under the letter of authorization Aug 8.13 || Teenie says it's OK. || Good (Shawn Aug.7.2008)||[http://www.sim.com/productssolutions/wirelessmodule/sim5210.htm]
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||SIMCOM5210  || All docs can be opened under the letter of authorization 2008-08-13 ('''The letter is delivered on 2008-08-21''') || Teenie says it's OK. || Good (Shawn 2008-08-07)||[http://www.sim.com/productssolutions/wirelessmodule/sim5210.htm]
 
|-
 
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| WiFi and BT Combo Module (AR6002+BC6) ||Not Checked || Not Checked || Good (Shawn Aug.7.2008)||[http://www.atheros.com/pt/bulletins/AR6002Bulletin.pdf]WIFI[http://www.csrsupport.com/download/10151/BC6AudioROMIssue4.pdf]Bluetooth
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| WiFi and BT Combo Module (AR6002+BC6) ||Not Checked || Not Checked || Good (Shawn 2008-08-07)||[http://www.atheros.com/pt/bulletins/AR6002Bulletin.pdf]WIFI[http://www.csrsupport.com/download/10151/BC6AudioROMIssue4.pdf]Bluetooth
 
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|-
| Wavecom WMP100 || AT docs open, ability to program new AT commands for everyone with a "free"(ly available) SDK. || Order quantity? || Component is fine, but only supports Class10 GPRS unfortunately (Shawn Aug.11.2008)|| No idea, see [http://www.wavecom.com/modules/movie/scenes/products/index.php?fuseAction=wirelessCPU&productName=WMP100 wavecom.com] ([http://www.wavecom.com/modules/movie/scenes/products/index.php?fuseAction=downloads&productName=WMP100 sort of])
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| Wavecom WMP100 || AT docs open, ability to program new AT commands for everyone with a "free"(ly available) SDK. || Order quantity? || Component is fine, but only supports Class10 GPRS unfortunately (Shawn 2008-08-11)|| No idea, see [http://www.wavecom.com/modules/movie/scenes/products/index.php?fuseAction=wirelessCPU&productName=WMP100 wavecom.com] ([http://www.wavecom.com/modules/movie/scenes/products/index.php?fuseAction=downloads&productName=WMP100 sort of])
 
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|-
 
| Wavecom Q26 Ultra|| same as wmp100 || Order quantity? || GPRS cl10, EDGE cl10, WCDMA, but thick (40x32x6.55mm)|| No idea, see [http://www.wavecom.com/modules/movie/scenes/products/index.php?fuseAction=wirelessCPU&productName=Q26_Ultra wavecom's website]
 
| Wavecom Q26 Ultra|| same as wmp100 || Order quantity? || GPRS cl10, EDGE cl10, WCDMA, but thick (40x32x6.55mm)|| No idea, see [http://www.wavecom.com/modules/movie/scenes/products/index.php?fuseAction=wirelessCPU&productName=Q26_Ultra wavecom's website]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| UC864 (3.5G modem) || Detailed documentation on Web. Can get even for more documentation from reseller. || Any Qty is good. Price depends strongly on the qty. || First impression is good. UC864G includes all known bands '''and GPS receiver''' (saves more space & complications) || [http://www.telit.com/en/products/umts-hsdpa.php?p_id=14&p_ac=show&p=13 UMTS/HSDPA]
 
| UC864 (3.5G modem) || Detailed documentation on Web. Can get even for more documentation from reseller. || Any Qty is good. Price depends strongly on the qty. || First impression is good. UC864G includes all known bands '''and GPS receiver''' (saves more space & complications) || [http://www.telit.com/en/products/umts-hsdpa.php?p_id=14&p_ac=show&p=13 UMTS/HSDPA]
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| Freescale i.MX Products (AP) || Full documentation appears to be on Web || ? || Looks good || [http://www.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/data_sheet/MCIMX31C.pdf?fsrch=1&WT_TYPE=Data%20Sheets&WT_VENDOR=FREESCALE&WT_FILE_FORMAT=pdf&WT_ASSET=Documentation i.MX]
 
 
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| TI Wilink series (WLAN & BT coexistence) || NA || NA || NA || NA
 
| TI Wilink series (WLAN & BT coexistence) || NA || NA || NA || NA
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| Broadcom BCM4325 (WLAN+BT+FM) || NA || NA || Good (Shawn Aug 13) || [http://www.broadcom.com/collateral/pb/4325-PB00-R.pdf]
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| Broadcom BCM4325 (WLAN+BT+FM) || NA || NA || Good (Shawn 2008-08-13) || [http://www.broadcom.com/collateral/pb/4325-PB00-R.pdf]
 
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| NA || NA || NA || NA || NA
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| Telit UC86 (Global-version) || AT docs open, ability to program new AT commands, provide python interpreter engine || NA || Waiting for evualation board circuit design || NA
 
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| NXP PN532 (NFC Solution) || No, Waiting for answer || NA || NA || NA
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| NXP BGT215 and BGT216 (DVB-H) || NA || NA || NA || [http://esemiconductor.com/acrobat_download/literature/9397/75015522.pdf]
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| Broadcom BCM2940 (DVB-H&T)  || NA || NA || Small chip dimension and highly integration || [http://zh-tw.broadcom.com/products/Cellular/Mobile-TV-Receivers/BCM2940]
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| CSR Unifi UF1052 (WIFI)|| NA || NA || NA|| [http://www.csr.com/downloads/CS-118446-TOP1%20UF1052.pdf]
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| Ralink RT2800 series (WIFI) || NA || NA || NA || Only have PCIe & USB interface. See [http://www.ralink.com.tw/Home/Products/Applications/MobileWorld.html Ralink's website]
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| Airoha AL223X + MTK Baseband (WIFI) || Need to contact MTK || NA || NA || See [http://www.airoha.com.tw/AL2236.htm Airoha's website]
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| Airoha AL223X + KeyStream Baseband series (WIFI) || Need to contact KeyStream || NA || NA || See [http://www.airoha.com.tw/AL2236.htm Airoha's website]
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| ST STLC4560 (WIFI) || NA || NA || NA || see [http://www.st.com/stonline/products/literature/bd/14302/stlc4560.htm ST's website]
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| ST STLC4550 (WIFI & BT coexistence) || NA || NA || NA || see [http://www.st.com/stonline/products/families/communication/wscomm/wlan/stlc4550.htm ST's website]
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| AzureWave AW-GH381 (Marvell 8688) || No, waiting for answer || NA || NA ||NA
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| NXP Nexperia system solution 9100 || The introduction indicates it runs open OS || NA || Highly integration solution || [http://www.nxp.com/acrobat_download/literature/9397/75014596.pdf]
 
| NXP Nexperia system solution 9100 || The introduction indicates it runs open OS || NA || Highly integration solution || [http://www.nxp.com/acrobat_download/literature/9397/75014596.pdf]
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| Freescale i.MX Products || Full documentation appears to be on Web || ? || Looks good || [http://www.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/data_sheet/MCIMX31C.pdf?fsrch=1&WT_TYPE=Data%20Sheets&WT_VENDOR=FREESCALE&WT_FILE_FORMAT=pdf&WT_ASSET=Documentation i.MX]
 
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| ATMEL AT91RM9200 || Full documentation appears to be on Web || ? || Provide Free BSP for Linux development|| [http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/Product_card.asp?part_id=2983 AT91RM9200]
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| Via mobile ITX || Official presentation of platform expected on Wednesday. || ? || ? || http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0e0CiHKDvg&feature=related
 
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! Chip/Module !!Freedom Requirements !! Bussiness Requirements !! Technical Requirements !! Specs
 
! Chip/Module !!Freedom Requirements !! Bussiness Requirements !! Technical Requirements !! Specs
 
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| Audience A1010 || No, waiting for answer(Aug.12.2008) || NA  || NA || NA
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| Audience A1010 || No, waiting for answer(Aug.12.2008) || NA  || NA || [http://www.audience.com/product.html]
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'''Gyro'''
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! Chip/Module !!Freedom Requirements !! Bussiness Requirements !! Technical Requirements !! Specs
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| EPSON XV-3500CB || NA || NA  || NA || [http://www.epson.co.jp/e/newsroom/tech_news/tnl0502single.pdf]
 
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* [http://downloads.openmoko.org/foresight/Publications/Reveal_ETEN_Glofiish_X650.pdf Reveal ETEN Glofiish X650 ]
 
* [http://downloads.openmoko.org/foresight/Publications/Reveal_ETEN_Glofiish_X650.pdf Reveal ETEN Glofiish X650 ]
 
* [http://downloads.openmoko.org/foresight/Publications/Reveal_Gsmart_MS800.pdf Reveal Gsmart MS800 ]
 
* [http://downloads.openmoko.org/foresight/Publications/Reveal_Gsmart_MS800.pdf Reveal Gsmart MS800 ]
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*[[Kuai_Yi_Dian_GM519|Electronic Dictionary: Kuai Yi Dian GM519]]
 
'''Test Report'''
 
'''Test Report'''
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[[Category:Openmoko Inc]]
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Latest revision as of 11:55, 15 October 2009

[edit] Purpose

MokoForesight was an independent hardware lab inside Openmoko to scout, analyze, and write proof-of-concept drivers for new open source chips/modules. The lab has since been shut down, this page documents research done by the lab.

MokoForesight 1.jpg

[edit] Chip Scouting

Wireless Peripheral

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Business Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
SIMCOM5210 All docs can be opened under the letter of authorization 2008-08-13 (The letter is delivered on 2008-08-21) Teenie says it's OK. Good (Shawn 2008-08-07) [1]
WiFi and BT Combo Module (AR6002+BC6) Not Checked Not Checked Good (Shawn 2008-08-07) [2]WIFI[3]Bluetooth
Wavecom WMP100 AT docs open, ability to program new AT commands for everyone with a "free"(ly available) SDK. Order quantity? Component is fine, but only supports Class10 GPRS unfortunately (Shawn 2008-08-11) No idea, see wavecom.com (sort of)
Wavecom Q26 Ultra same as wmp100 Order quantity? GPRS cl10, EDGE cl10, WCDMA, but thick (40x32x6.55mm) No idea, see wavecom's website
UC864 (3.5G modem) Detailed documentation on Web. Can get even for more documentation from reseller. Any Qty is good. Price depends strongly on the qty. First impression is good. UC864G includes all known bands and GPS receiver (saves more space & complications) UMTS/HSDPA
TI Wilink series (WLAN & BT coexistence) NA NA NA NA
TI BluLink series (BT) NA NA NA NA
Broadcom BCM4325 (WLAN+BT+FM) NA NA Good (Shawn 2008-08-13) [4]
Telit UC86 (Global-version) AT docs open, ability to program new AT commands, provide python interpreter engine NA Waiting for evualation board circuit design NA
NXP PN532 (NFC Solution) No, Waiting for answer NA NA NA
NXP BGT215 and BGT216 (DVB-H) NA NA NA [5]
Broadcom BCM2940 (DVB-H&T) NA NA Small chip dimension and highly integration [6]
CSR Unifi UF1052 (WIFI) NA NA NA [7]
Ralink RT2800 series (WIFI) NA NA NA Only have PCIe & USB interface. See Ralink's website
Airoha AL223X + MTK Baseband (WIFI) Need to contact MTK NA NA See Airoha's website
Airoha AL223X + KeyStream Baseband series (WIFI) Need to contact KeyStream NA NA See Airoha's website
ST STLC4560 (WIFI) NA NA NA see ST's website
ST STLC4550 (WIFI & BT coexistence) NA NA NA see ST's website
AzureWave AW-GH381 (Marvell 8688) No, waiting for answer NA NA NA

Application Processor&MCU

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Bussiness Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
STM32F103 (MPU) Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Looks promising, see here for feature wish list. STM32 (CORTEX M3)
NXP Nexperia system solution 9100 The introduction indicates it runs open OS NA Highly integration solution [8]
Freescale i.MX Products Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Looks good i.MX
ATMEL AT91RM9200 Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Provide Free BSP for Linux development AT91RM9200
Via mobile ITX Official presentation of platform expected on Wednesday.  ?  ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0e0CiHKDvg&feature=related

Audio

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Bussiness Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
Audience A1010 No, waiting for answer(Aug.12.2008) NA NA [9]

Gyro

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Bussiness Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
EPSON XV-3500CB NA NA NA [10]

[edit] Publications

Foresight Mission

Disassembly Report

Test Report

Personal tools

Purpose

MokoForesight is an independent hardware lab inside Openmoko to scout, analyze, and write proof-of-concept drivers for new open source chips/modules. It will accept tasks from Openmoko product teams or from the community, and maintain its own priorities.

MokoForesight 1.jpg

People

  • Matt Hsu (Software)
  • Shawn Lin (Hardware)

Gear

  • R&S CMU 200 x 3
  • R&S Audio Analyzer
  • R&S Vector Signal Generator SMU200A
  • R&S FSP Spectrum Analyzer
  • Tektronix TDS 7254 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope
  • Anechoic Test Chamber
  • Agilent E5071B Network Analyzer
  • Agilent E4440A Spectrum Analyzer
  • HP 16702A Logic Analysis System

Current Tasks

  • U-boot porting to GTA03EVB (Matt) ONGOING
    • The core can run at 533 MHz with 133MHz SDRAM (Done Aug.12.2008)
  • SIMCOM 3G MODEM Research (Shawn) ONHOLD
  • GTA03EVB Hardware Verification (Matt & Shawn) ONGOING
    • Starts when GTA03EVB is in office (AUG.11.2008)
    • voltage, power consumption, RF characteristics (finished by end of AUG.22.2008)
      • Siemens MC 75i EDGE MODEM
      • u-blox 5 Antaris GPS (Done Aug.12.2008)
      • CSR BT
      • Accton/Atheros AR6001 Wi-Fi module
  • Implement touchpanel driver for GTA03 (Matt) NOT STARTED
  • Implement LCD driver for GTA03 (Matt) NOT STARTED
  • GPS: Ublox5 & AGPS (On-line and Off-line Mode) (Shawn & Matt) NOT STARTED
  • Implement Camera driver for GTA03 (Matt) NOT STARTED
  • Hardware Verification of BT module with new firmware (Matt & Shawn) NOT STARTED
  • Marvell8686 WiFi module (Matt & Shawn) NOT STARTED

Chip Scouting

Wireless Peripheral

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Bussiness Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
SIMCOM5210 All docs can be opened under the letter of authorization Aug 8.13 Teenie says it's OK. Good (Shawn Aug.7.2008) [1]
WiFi and BT Combo Module (AR6002+BC6) Not Checked Not Checked Good (Shawn Aug.7.2008) [2]WIFI[3]Bluetooth
Wavecom WMP100 AT docs open, ability to program new AT commands for everyone with a "free"(ly available) SDK. Order quantity? Component is fine, but only supports Class10 GPRS unfortunately (Shawn Aug.11.2008) No idea, see wavecom.com (sort of)
Wavecom Q26 Ultra same as wmp100 Order quantity? GPRS cl10, EDGE cl10, WCDMA, but thick (40x32x6.55mm) No idea, see wavecom's website
UC864 (3.5G modem) Detailed documentation on Web. Can get even for more documentation from reseller. Any Qty is good. Price depends strongly on the qty. First impression is good. UC864G includes all known bands and GPS receiver (saves more space & complications) UMTS/HSDPA
Freescale i.MX Products (AP) Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Looks good i.MX
TI Wilink series (WLAN & BT coexistence) NA NA NA NA
TI BluLink series (BT) NA NA NA NA
Broadcom BCM4325 (WLAN+BT+FM) NA NA Good (Shawn Aug 13) [4]
NA NA NA NA NA

Application Processor&MCU

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Bussiness Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
STM32F103 (MPU) Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Looks promising, see here for feature wish list. STM32 (CORTEX M3)
NXP Nexperia system solution 9100 The introduction indicates it runs open OS NA Highly integration solution [5]

Audio

Chip/Module Freedom Requirements Bussiness Requirements Technical Requirements Specs
Audience A1010 No, waiting for answer(Aug.12.2008) NA NA NA

Publications

Foresight Mission

Disassembly Report

Test Report