Thanks for the reply Dave.
I have in fact bought an eval. board from Sparkfun (just received) and =
figuring out how to wire it to my Gumstix breakout gs. It wants 2.8v =
level signals (not 3.3v, the manufacturer says they care) and flow =
among some other things . I was curious how the Gumstix designers were=20
attacking the problem since they are going down a different path =
better since I'm an admitted Linux beginner). I hope to get some info as =
how they are doing it.
I don't know if you remember, but we once exchanged some messages about=20
adding serial ports with the Phillips SC16IS740 Bridge chip; I will=20
eventually need more serial ports for my application and this chip seems =
like a good way to do it. You had bought some and were looking at =
the software. Any progress?
By the way, your impressive contributions to this list, I'm sure, are=20
appreciated by all.
----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Dave Hylands" <dhylands@...>
To: "Al" <a.a.l@...>; "General mailing list for gumstix users."=20
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] GPRS / EDGE Module...
> Hi Crag/Al,
>> Since I have a similar need, I'm curious about any design details so =
>> to re-invent the wheel. For example, what type of port (serial, I2C, =
>> will this device be connected to and which specific port. Why was
>> the Siemens module chosen? I have been working with a Telit=20
>> but have not finished interfacing it to the Gumstix. I am placing it =
>> serial port.
>> Any other information such as software hints would be appreciated. =
>> in advance.
> I also noticed this module available on the SparkFun site:
> has a camera interface, and I see that SparkFun is also selling the
> camera module as wll.
> I believe that all of the modules connect through a serial port, and
> you send AT commands to talk to the SIM card, initiate a call etc.
> If you're looking for something today, one of the SparkFun eval boards
> seems like the way to go. When the gumstix one comes out, it will
> almost certainly be a smaller package to deal with.
> Dave Hylands
> Vancouver, BC, Canada