[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[Freedombox-discuss] Interest in Another Hardware Option?



This sounds like it has potential when used as a combo router and content
server for community wireless networks.
On Oct 27, 2016 10:38 PM, "Jeremy Thien" <jeremy.thien at adtecdigital.net>
wrote:

> Hi, I have been using freedombox at home this year and like the concept.
> Do you think there is any interest in additional small form factor hardware
> to run freedombox?
>
> I work for a manufacturer, and we have designed SBC-like hardware for our
> own products. I think this hardware could make a really good option to run
> freedombox because the processor is targeted for home gateway applications.
>
> The processor is LS1021A from NXP and has interesting peripherals -- 3
> gigabit Ethernet interfaces, *USB 3.0 PCIe 2.0, SATA, hardware crypto
> engine*). Our design brings all these interfaces out except for one of
> the Ethernet interfaces. The processor board has 1 GB memory and a microSD
> slot.
>
> I call ours SBC-like because it actually has multiple-boards. A carrier
> board, processor board, and dual-GbE board. There is no Wifi at this point,
> but in theory this could be added internally using PCIe mini connector or
> externally with USB. We do not have a case for it.
>
> I have not seen the DreamPlug first-hand, but it seems similar.
>
> We already have the boards designed and running Linux (not Debian).
>
> I am open to suggestions on how to make this a really good option. For
> example, maybe it would be interesting to buy as just a processor card that
> could be customized by other hardware hackers.
>
> My main interest is to increase consumption of the processor and/or other
> boards to get lower cost that comes with scale. If we get lower cost and
> the community can get a good home server, it seems like a win-win.
>
> I assume most simply use old PCs (like I have). but I know I would be
> interested in small, low-power home-server.
>
> I see the Danube edition box planned. It may be a better option, but I'm
> happy to learn if there is a need.
>
> Cheers, Jeremy
> --
> Jeremy Thien
> Adtec Digital
> adtecdigital.com
> jeremy.thien at adtecdigital.net
>
> _______________________________________________
> Freedombox-discuss mailing list
> Freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/freedombox-discuss
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/attachments/20161028/25e86eb5/attachment.html>


Reply to: