From: Don Anderson <don@gu...> - 2005-01-17 18:48:09
>Please don't shout at me if this is a stupid question, but will there
>ever be a gumstix with two ethernet ports? Obviously that'd open the
>door to using the gumstix as a network bridge, router and/or firewall,
>as well as many other "killer" applications.
gumstix: yes, dual ethernet is definitely in our 2005 plans in order to meet the requirements of many of our customers for a low cost, low power usage ethernet bridge, ethernet appliance etc.
>I guess it also opens up the question of extendability. For those of
>us who love the gumstix for it's low price and low power usage, but
>aren't so bothered about size, it'd be great to have a more general
>way of extending the 'stix. At the moment the gumstix-sandwich is the
>only option, and it appears that it might cause a few problems (i.e.
>extension card A can't fit under card B, but can fit on top of C etc
>etc). Perhaps some form of breakout board into which many extension
>cards could be added would be the answer? I'm thinking of a system a
>little like plugging in a PCI card...?
gumstix: at this time, the gumstix board has the 60-pin hirose connector on the "f" side for the current expansion boards. More announcements to come.....based on the existing sandwich design plus increasing capabilities of the daughterboards.
>I guess you've thought about this; I mention it only because it'd be
>perfect for the needs of the project I'm working on.
gumstix: what's the function of the gumstix in your project?