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- <meta name="author" content="hellekin">
- <meta name="date" content="2016-09-22">
- <title>September 2016 Update - Neo900</title>
- </head>
-
- <body >
-
- <div class="stripe">
- <div>
- <p class="lead">On our way to <code>proto_v2</code> layout! Schematics are rolling with Eeshow.
-Reaching out and European hacker events.</p>
-<h2>Neo900 v2 Prototype</h2>
-<p>Recently we received 15+ BeagleBoard-xM to serve each as a virtual
-<abbr title="System on Chip">SoC</abbr> for <code>proto_v2</code>. As soon as
-the layout and <abbr title="Printed Circuit Board">PCB</abbr>
-manufacturing &amp; assembling of <code>proto_v2</code> is done, we expect to have
-10+ working prototypes that Neo900UG will ship to its team members and
-selected Free Software developers.</p>
-<p>Since we moved to KiCad the schematics work has taken pace: our
-engineering team already updated the <abbr title="Break Out
-Board">BOB</abbr> (μSD, flash, <a href="https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/hb.pdf">hackerbus</a>, etc.), some LEDs (including
-a component change, and a design omission for which Joerg found a nice
-solution), much improved <a href="https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/ir.pdf">IR</a> design, sensors (eliminated two chips
-and replaced/upgraded two others), a complete redesign of
-the <a href="https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/simsw.pdf">SIM Switch</a>, plus smaller changes on a few more sheets.</p>
-<p>More schematics updates are upcoming: WLAN, ECI, <a href="https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/iox.pdf">IO expanders</a> (new),
-keyboard matrix, BB-xM interconnect, LOWER-UPPER interconnect pin
-assignment, etc.</p>
-<p>Since we moved to KiCad the schematics work has taken pace, and our
-engineering team is slowly but surely going through the redesign of
-the <a href="https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/simsw.pdf">SIM switch</a> and the numerous details that need attention
-(including making the automatic design checking (ERC) not cringing so
-much on known issues and false alarms like missing connections in
-order to show the real issues.)</p>
-<p>At some point we're likely to call for a public review of the
-schematics, before moving on to the layout phase. If you're
-interested, please let us know.</p>
-<h2>Eeshow: A Visual Schema Diff Tool for KiCad</h2>
-<p>Werner <a href="https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg26055.html">announced Eeshow</a>, a set of programs to visualize
-differences between version of schematics produced with KiCad's
-Eeschema. It's free software released under the GPL, and you can read
-more about it, including a walkthrough of the GUI,
-at <a href="https://neo900.org/stuff/eeshow/">https://neo900.org/stuff/eeshow/</a>.<br />
-<a href="https://neo900.org/git?p=eeshow;a=summary">Eeshow's code</a> lives on Neo900's git repository.</p>
-<h2>Where Are We At?</h2>
-<p>To break even, the project needs to produce and sell 800 Neo900
-devices. Currently, we have around 350 pre-orders, and sourced a bit
-more than 100 N900 units to refurbish.</p>
-<p>While we're moving on with EE, we still need to acquire hundreds more
-of N900 in a good shape. So, keep looking!</p>
-<p>We also need to reach out to more people. Another visit at the Chaos
-Communication Congress can offer some visibility. We're also
-considering FOSDEM. Are you going to these events? Here, again, if
-you have ideas and motivation to bring in more people, you're welcome!</p>
-
-
- <p><a href="/news/about-the-asn1-vulnerability">&laquo; About the ASN.1 Vulnerability</a></p>
-
- <hr />
-
- <a style="float: right; margin: 3px 35px" href="http://neo900.org/" class="btn btn-default">Learn more</a>
-
- <p class="text-muted">
- <a href="http://neo900.org/">The <span class="neo900">Neo900</span> project</a> aims to provide a successor of Nokia N900 Internet Tablet&trade; device, with faster CPU, more RAM and LTE modem, basing efforts on an already existing, mature and stable free platform - the <a href="http://gta04.org/">OpenPhoenux GTA04</a>, following the spirit of freedom known from <a href="http://openmoko.org/">Openmoko</a> devices.
- </p>
-
- </div>
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+Title: September 2016 Update
+Date: 2016-09-22
+Author: hellekin
+Slug: neo900-update-2016-09-22
+
+On our way to `proto_v2` layout! Schematics are rolling with Eeshow.
+Reaching out and European hacker events.
+{: .lead :}
+
+## Neo900 v2 Prototype
+
+Recently we received 15+ BeagleBoard-xM to serve each as a virtual
+<abbr title="System on Chip">SoC</abbr> for `proto_v2`. As soon as
+the layout and <abbr title="Printed Circuit Board">PCB</abbr>
+manufacturing & assembling of `proto_v2` is done, we expect to have
+10+ working prototypes that Neo900UG will ship to its team members and
+selected Free Software developers.
+
+Since we moved to KiCad the schematics work has taken pace: our
+engineering team already updated the <abbr title="Break Out
+Board">BOB</abbr> (μSD, flash, [hackerbus][], etc.), some LEDs (including
+a component change, and a design omission for which Joerg found a nice
+solution), much improved [IR][] design, sensors (eliminated two chips
+and replaced/upgraded two others), a complete redesign of
+the [SIM Switch][], plus smaller changes on a few more sheets.
+
+More schematics updates are upcoming: WLAN, ECI, [IO expanders][] (new),
+keyboard matrix, BB-xM interconnect, LOWER-UPPER interconnect pin
+assignment, etc.
+
+Since we moved to KiCad the schematics work has taken pace, and our
+engineering team is slowly but surely going through the redesign of
+the [SIM switch][] and the numerous details that need attention
+(including making the automatic design checking (ERC) not cringing so
+much on known issues and false alarms like missing connections in
+order to show the real issues.)
+
+At some point we're likely to call for a public review of the
+schematics, before moving on to the layout phase. If you're
+interested, please let us know.
+
+[hackerbus]: https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/hb.pdf
+[IR]: https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/ir.pdf
+[SIM switch]: https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/simsw.pdf
+[IO expanders]: https://neo900.org/stuff/papers/iox.pdf
+
+## Eeshow: A Visual Schema Diff Tool for KiCad
+
+Werner [announced Eeshow][16a], a set of programs to visualize
+differences between version of schematics produced with KiCad's
+Eeschema. It's free software released under the GPL, and you can read
+more about it, including a walkthrough of the GUI,
+at <https://neo900.org/stuff/eeshow/>.
+[Eeshow's code][16b] lives on Neo900's git repository.
+
+[16a]: https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg26055.html
+[16b]: https://neo900.org/git?p=eeshow;a=summary
+
+## Where Are We At?
+
+To break even, the project needs to produce and sell 800 Neo900
+devices. Currently, we have around 350 pre-orders, and sourced a bit
+more than 100 N900 units to refurbish.
+
+While we're moving on with EE, we still need to acquire hundreds more
+of N900 in a good shape. So, keep looking!
+
+We also need to reach out to more people. Another visit at the Chaos
+Communication Congress can offer some visibility. We're also
+considering FOSDEM. Are you going to these events? Here, again, if
+you have ideas and motivation to bring in more people, you're welcome!