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authorhellekin <hellekin@dyne.org>2016-08-08 13:07:41 +0000
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Add summary of white paper updates, linking to the announcement thread, and finalize introduction
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(<abbr title="Electronics Design Automation">EDA</abbr>) suite.
</p>
- <h2>Contents</h2>
+ <h2>The Migration Update</h2>
- <p>Before jumping to our main feature on KiCad, let's review
- Neo900 project updates since June.</p>
+ <p>Summer time! People travel more, roast a bit in the Sun, enjoy
+ some time off. Well, except Werner, who lives in Winter, and
+ the rest of the Neo900 Team who can't stop making progress, as
+ good samaritan workaholics we are. Before jumping to our main
+ feature on KiCad, let's review Neo900 project updates since
+ June.</p>
<ol>
<li><a href="#server-migrated">Neo900.org Server Migrated</a></li>
@@ -39,9 +43,8 @@
dangerously approaching capacity, especially
when <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot_effect">slashdotted</a>.</p>
- <p>If you encounter any problems with the new server,
- please <a href="mailto:contact@neo900.org?Subject=Neo900.org%20Services%20Issue">report
- them</a>!</p>
+ <p>If you encounter any problems with the new server, please
+ <a href="mailto:contact@neo900.org?Subject=Neo900.org%20Services%20Issue">report them</a>!</p>
<h3 id="more-n900-sourcing">More N900 Sourcing</h3>
@@ -65,19 +68,41 @@
too early at the movies, let's have a look at what our mad
scientists concocted since last June.</p>
- <p>...</p>
-
- <p>You can always follow our whitepapers updates directly from
- Werner in
- the <a href="http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93498">Neo900
- Announcements</a> thread on talk.maemo.org, and access the whole
- up-to-date whitepaper collection from
- the <a href="https://neo900.org/resources">Resources section</a>
- at neo900.org.</p>
-
- <p>And now, without further ado, our main feature!</p>
-
- <h3 id="feature">From Eagle to KiCad</h3>
+ <p>We have
+ <a href="http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1507624&postcount=20">updated
+ the <abbr title="Subscriber Identity Module">SIM</abbr> Switch
+ document</a> in section 4 to reflect the added
+ counter-surveillance monitoring capacity to
+ the <abbr>SIM</abbr> cards, and in Appendix A to discuss the
+ physical placement of the second <abbr>SIM</abbr> card.</p>
+
+ <p>A <a href="http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1507624&postcount=21">new
+ paper discusses <abbr title="Input Output">IO</abbr>
+ expanders</a>, that provide more <abbr>IO</abbr> than
+ the <abbr>CPU</abbr> has, and comes with the added benefit of
+ simplifying the connections between LOWER and UPPER
+ boards.</p>
+
+ <p>Finally
+ the <a href="http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1507624&postcount=24">Infra-Red
+ Subsystem paper</a> was updated to define the <abbr title="Infra
+ Red">IR</abbr> transmitter control logic, using a mixed-signal
+ array similar to what's used for power selection in
+ the <abbr>SIM</abbr> Switch, and to simplify
+ the <abbr title="Light Emitting Diode">LED</abbr> driver, making
+ its design more robust.</p>
+
+ <p>You can always follow our whitepapers updates directly from
+ Werner in
+ the <a href="http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93498">Neo900
+ Announcements</a> thread on talk.maemo.org, and access the whole
+ up-to-date whitepaper collection from
+ the <a href="https://neo900.org/resources">Resources section</a>
+ at neo900.org.</p>
+
+ <p>And now, without further ado, our main feature!</p>
+
+ <h3 id="feature">From Eagle to KiCad</h3>
<p>When Joerg took charge of the Neo900 project, the electronics
design was made with Eagle, and was updated using that tool ever