[maemo-users] Hardware wishlist?

From: Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Date: Wed Jul 4 21:07:26 EEST 2007
On 7/4/07, hendrik at topoi.pooq.com <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 04:23:09PM +0100, Alan Williamson wrote:
> > > I'd like a server-side USB port, so I can attach my alphasmart keyboard.
> > > Best keyboard I've ever used.  I don't think the port even needs to be
> > > powered (the keyuboard has its own internal power supply).
> >
> > Gets my vote too -- i would like to plug in a USB Network card -- yes i
> > am in places where they don't have wireless, but i have an RJ45 looking
> > at me with no way of using it!!!  :(
> In fact, a server-side USB port would provide a usable surrogate for
> practically any kind of peripheral you might otherwise ask for!  All
> that for just one piece of hardware on the N800!

On my 770 if you loaded the usb_gadget module it works. It just don't
have any power like a standard USB port is supposed to. But if you
plug it into a powered hub, you'll have power. I haven't tried this on
the N800.

I would like to see USB charging and USB OTG support made standard.
Almost all of the hardware is already in place to do this, but lack of
power out on the USB jack prevents it from being turned on. To be USB
standard compatible you have to supply some power to the OTG port. Get
rid of the Noikia specific changer and move to a USB based one, now I
only need to carry one charger for my phone and N800.

Freescale has the MC13783 for doing all of this. TI probably has
something similar.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at gmail.com

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