Yes, I'm using a CF GPRS modem (Hamlet for 180 Euros).
I did not want to work on new hardware (pcb drawings, board
engineering, etc) so I decided to go with the CF.
It's working but I have not tryied it on a NetStix yet (just on a
CFStix) so I don't know if power will be a problem as reported by other
If somebody has some advice it will be welcomed.
>You are right. Just now I realized that using CFStix I can not use
>I worked only on the GPRS "side" without looking at the ethernet
>only now I realized the problem You pointed out.
>Did You get any confirmation by Gumsix guys that CFNet does not have
>power for both?
>I dont' see any other way of doing what we are trying to do beside
>solution You are working on.
You're using a cf gprs modem, right?
I'm not sure about these, but I use a siemens mc-35i via serial port,
and altough this module doesn't drain more than a few ma most of the
time, when transmitting it can burst up to 2A. I have a power supply
able to sustain 2A on load, and both devices are connected to it, but
suspect that when using a netcf, if your cf card is hungry, then you
encounter power issues, not sure because I never used one myself.
The bad thing about such modules as mc35i is that while it's size is
quite almost identical to some cf gprs cards i've seen out there,
not user friendly at all: you need to do a child board for it, etc.
But it maybe a solution for your case, should netcf proves to be
under this scenarip.
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