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News and Announcements of the GTA04 development

14 Nov 2011

Announcement of the next batch (GTA04A4) to be available starting from 19th December 2011. [Preorder now][hhlx].

10 Oct 2011

  • shipment to Early Adopters started

19 Sep 2011

  • production of remaining GTA04A3 units started

07 Sep 2011

  • first phone calls
  • USB-OTG problems solved

20 Aug 2011

25 Jul 2011

  • first board completed with DM3730 and UMTS module
  • CPU and some peripherals are working
  • UMTS is working

16 Jun 2011

  • first two GTA04A3 board received from production (complete except UMTS module)
  • now fixing initialization software and testing everything
  • first result: 1 board boots; 1 does not

31 May 2011

  • CPU chips (DM3730CBP) arrived

20 Apr 2011

  • still waiting for PCBs and CPUs to arrive for SMD production
  • we have patched the GTA04A2 board so that it boots Linux (LXDE/Debian) - see Video 3

23 Mar 2011

  • memory chips arrived (MT29C4G96MAZAPCJG = 512 MByte RAM, 512 MByte NAND flash)
  • new PCB layout for the GTA04A3 done

25 Feb 2011

  • we have discussed and shown the GTA04A2 during FOSDEM 2011
  • some components for the Early Adopter units have arrived (e.g. UMTS modules); others are missing but ordered (Memory, CPU)
  • we are completely reworking the layout to (fundamentally) solve the power supply issues and to reduce risk of buzz, noise and other radio interference problems

19 Jan 2011

  • first engineering sample (GTA04A2) is working in PDA mode (U-Boot in NAND Flash) - see Video 1 and Video 2
  • has some issues in power supply to be fixed in GTA04A3
  • supply issue with PoP memory chips for OMAP3530DCBB
  • GTA04A3 is getting final PCB layout fine tuning
  • first components for production of GTA04A3 have already been ordered

Well, the project started in May 2008 but too many details to report.