[maemo-developers] N900 usb host + power charge

From: Kees Jongenburger kees.jongenburger at gmail.com
Date: Sun Sep 20 23:56:51 EEST 2009
On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 9:02 PM, Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-09-20 at 20:44 +0200, Gil Quim (Nokia-D/Helsinki) wrote:
>> The N900 comes without USB host mode. When I asked I was told that the
>> limitation comes at hardware level.
> I can confirm this. The most reasonable setup would have been to provide
> the A connector, but only gadget mode working for the sales release, then
> in a SW update to provide full spectrum support.

>> The reason for this decision was the complexity of providing support
>> for charging, PC connectivity and USB OTG efficiently through the same
>> Micro USB port within the project deadlines.
> Add to that several HW bugs that were discovered during the development
> and needed workarounds.

Does this simply mean it's not possible at all? not even for example
booting in HOST only mode?

>>  We needed to make choices and the decision was to sacrify USB OTG and
>> concentrate on the essential use cases of charging and connecting to
>> the PC, bringing the N900 to the market in its due time.
> Although noone really liked the choice we had to make. We do use our
> products and as consumers we are aware of the limitations sometimes we
> have to apply.

Thanks a LOT for the answers, its really great to be able to get them!.


Kees Jongenburger
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