[Freedombox-discuss] Interest in Another Hardware Option?

Jeremy Thien jeremy.thien at adtecdigital.net
Fri Oct 28 13:22:18 UTC 2016

That sounds interesting, but I am not familiar with any products like that.
Are you aware of any?

I worry that it would take significant effort to make it a good wireless
router. We are not experts is antennas.

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 7:53 AM David Solomonoff <drsolomonoff at gmail.com>

> This sounds like it has potential when used as a combo router and content
> server for community wireless networks.
> On Oct 27, 2016 10:38 PM, "Jeremy Thien" <jeremy.thien at adtecdigital.net>
> wrote:
> Hi, I have been using freedombox at home this year and like the concept.
> Do you think there is any interest in additional small form factor hardware
> to run freedombox?
> I work for a manufacturer, and we have designed SBC-like hardware for our
> own products. I think this hardware could make a really good option to run
> freedombox because the processor is targeted for home gateway applications.
> The processor is LS1021A from NXP and has interesting peripherals -- 3
> gigabit Ethernet interfaces, *USB 3.0 PCIe 2.0, SATA, hardware crypto
> engine*). Our design brings all these interfaces out except for one of
> the Ethernet interfaces. The processor board has 1 GB memory and a microSD
> slot.
> I call ours SBC-like because it actually has multiple-boards. A carrier
> board, processor board, and dual-GbE board. There is no Wifi at this point,
> but in theory this could be added internally using PCIe mini connector or
> externally with USB. We do not have a case for it.
> I have not seen the DreamPlug first-hand, but it seems similar.
> We already have the boards designed and running Linux (not Debian).
> I am open to suggestions on how to make this a really good option. For
> example, maybe it would be interesting to buy as just a processor card that
> could be customized by other hardware hackers.
> My main interest is to increase consumption of the processor and/or other
> boards to get lower cost that comes with scale. If we get lower cost and
> the community can get a good home server, it seems like a win-win.
> I assume most simply use old PCs (like I have). but I know I would be
> interested in small, low-power home-server.
> I see the Danube edition box planned. It may be a better option, but I'm
> happy to learn if there is a need.
> Cheers, Jeremy
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> Jeremy Thien
> Adtec Digital
> adtecdigital.com
> jeremy.thien at adtecdigital.net
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