On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Lee P. wrote:
step 6 may be the hard part as I don’t know if the IPAQ has usb2.0. You
may need a plug in card or you may be happy with usb1.1 and can figure
out how to modify the usrp firmware to run on 1.1"
The only USB 2 cards I’ve seen have been CardBus, which is essentially
on a PCMCIA connector - and none of the PDAs I’ve seen have that,
unfortunately. I’d be happy to be proven wrong, and find a CompactFlash
2.0 card, but I would be very surprised if one existed.
Also Nokia 770 has USB 2.0 connectivity
But requires some hacks to get host support
Unfortunately, I believe that the 770 is only a Full Speed (ie: 12Mbps,
1.1 speed) device. I know that, out of the box, mine doesn’t connect to
USB 2 Mac at High Speed (480Mbps).
It can be a host, with the power injector design that you’ve found, so
can probably get most Linux code to run on it. There’s obviously the
that there is no hardware FPU, so it’s gonna be pretty slow to run most
Also, as Clark pointed out, the 770 is probably a lot less power
efficient than the IPAQ.
I’m not sure where that idea comes from, and based on my experience, I
believe that to likely be untrue. The 770’s power management is very
it implements dyntick very well, letting the CPU sit and run for 7 to 10
days on the standard battery. It sleeps for a couple milliseconds at a
when it runs through the system idle loop.
The iPaq devices I have used running Linux tend not to have very good
management at all, often due to less than stellar support of the
peripherals on the iPaq in question.
Now, the 770 only has a 220 MHz OMAP processor, so it’s not exactly a
demon, but it does have a DSP on board, so if you wanted to you could
probably take advantage of that.