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


  • 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

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 (sort of)
Audience A1010 No, waiting for answer(Aug.12.2008) NA NA NA
STM32F103 (MPU) Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Looks promising, see here for feature wish list. STM32 (CORTEX M3)
UC864 (3.5G modem) Detailed documentation on Web  ? First impression is good UMTS/HSDPA
Freescale i.MX Products (AP) Full documentation appears to be on Web  ? Looks good i.MX


Foresight Mission

Disassembly Report

Test Report