iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini specifications changed


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Our first intention was iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini to have just one USB host and no Internet connection, but after discussion both here on blog and on OLinuXino Yahoo groups, we came to conclusion that: 1 USB host is not enough, Linux board without Internet access is not very usefull (well the interest for Micro prove me wrong here, but anyway we do not need to have two Linux boards with no Internet – Mini and Micro!).

So after evaluation of different options we add GL850G USB hub to iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini which increase the number of USB hosts to 3, and we spared one internal ON-board USB host where to connect the nice RTL8188CU WiFi modules which will add WIFI to iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini! The WIFI module will be optional, so you can order iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini or iMX233-OLinuXino-Mini-WIFI later with on-board WIFI module.

We run prototypes and will test them in 1-2 weeks, if everything works as expected the production is to follow and these boards will be ready in stock mid July.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Optionalfail
    May 30, 2012 @ 17:50:06

    Liked the idea till I saw

    The WIFI module will be optional

    More pcb, more cost, less useful

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  2. FLEISCHMANN György (@FleXoft)
    May 30, 2012 @ 20:27:26

    I just can not believe this!
    Nice work!

    Reply

  3. Max
    May 31, 2012 @ 09:21:21

    To be honest, I’m a bit puzzled by the ETM resistor on the schematic – the LQFP version of the iMX233 doesn’t HAVE any ETM.

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  4. aaryak
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 10:09:32

    In the USB-HOSTS section of the schematic why have you used 15k pulldown resistor when the datasheet of GL850G says that it has Built-in upstream 1.5K pull-up and downstream 15K pull-down.

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