Community news 2010-12-01

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  • Qi Hardware was assigned IEEE OUI 10-E2-D5 for use in Ethernet MAC addresses and elsewhere.
  • Qi Hardware USB IDs added to linux-usb.org [1]
  • Elphel and Qi Hardware got a page on Wikipedia.
  • Xiangfu got xburst-tools (USB booting and flashing XBurst devices) and fped (parametric footprint editor for KiCad) into Debian/unstable. [2]

[edit] NanoNote pocket computer

  • Werner Almesberger started to work on a 802.15.4 microSD RF board around Atmel AT86RF230, for use with the Ben and other devices. The goal is to make it work out of the box as a 6LoWPAN device. PCB antenna is being developed 'in-house' at Werner's apartment. Stay tuned. [3]
802.15.4 RF board
antenna performance


  • Kristian Paul convinced the Universidad del Valle located in Buga, Colombia to support the development of his free GPS stack with access to a 150 MHz scope.
SiGe 4162 front-end GPS RF IC



[edit] Milkymist One interactive VJ station

Milkymist One wood case



[edit] Xué digital camera

  • The Xué project has chosen the MT9M033C12STC Aptina CMOS censor, and Sharism made a firm order of 30 pieces of that sensor. Now we only need to review everything properly [5], and spend more time on the KiCad process: KiCad to PCB, KiCad to components shopping list (boom), KiCad to SMT.
  • Andrés Calderón has issued a call for reviewers. [6]
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