Qualcomm Buys Atheros

January 8th, 2011

Ha! This is a surprise for me – Atheros opened a lot of source code, we will see how this will continue.

Link : http://www.dailywireless.org/2011/01/05/qualcomm-buys-atheros/

Cellular chip maker Qualcomm is buying WiFi chipmaker Atheros for $3.1 billion, or $45 per share, the companies announced today. The deal, the largest ever for Qualcomm, is expected to close sometime in the first half of the year. T

Atheros, a WiFi innovator, has a growing presence in Asia and Europe. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have become standard features in portable consumer devices, including tablets, handheld games and media players, and Qualcomm now can utilize that strength.

New FLUKSO hardware platform

December 4th, 2010

New info about Flukso hardware.

I always wonted to buy one for my home , may be soon. They are around 90 euros.

By the way Flukso is : “FLUKSO is a web-based community metering application. Install a Fluksometer near your fuse box and you will be able to monitor, share and reduce your electricity consumption through this website.”

Here pictures of first Flucso version.

flukso arduino fonera

flukso arduino fonera fon arduino

They used Fonera and custom Arduino. But as seem there is new strategy for the ver 2 board. Custom main board computable wit OpenWRT and pin-out for Flucso or Mesh Potato add-on board.

Dragino has a powerful 180MHz CPU, 8M flash, 16M RAM, Ethernet, Wifi and runs OpenWRT firmware. Applications include remote control of robots, data logging, web applications for data presentation, mesh networking over Wifi and many more.The Dragino is open software & open hardware design released under the the Creative Commons License.  The modular Dragino design also enables rapid development cycles for commercial products – just design a custom micrcontroller board and you have a turn-key commercial microcontroller/embedded Linux product.

fluksometer_v2 dragino

dragino board

Dragino open hardware Flucso ver 2 point 0

I hope soon will seen a lots of different designs based on Dragino board.

More info at http://www.flukso.net/ and http://www.dragino.com/

Fonera FON2405E SIMPL Open

December 4th, 2010

Inside view of new rev of ther fonera simpl.

FON2405E SIMPL bottom
Only power/reset is changed and GND/TX pins of serial console

fon 2405e

fon 2405e