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 From:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 To:  "'Jim Thompson'" <jim at netgate dot com>
 Cc:  "Mono Dev List" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] WRAP hardware for people working on 6.1 port
 Date:  Mon, 28 Aug 2006 23:03:46 -0400
    >"Your desktop should have an i2c port in it somewhere already.   its  
    > used to read the ram timing of the dimms "

Ok, definetly never seen a conector for I2C on my motherboard, if there is
no connector how can I find it? How can I find info about IRQ its address?

   >Same thing as the array of LEDs.   You make the pitch of the tone go  
   >up (or the duration of the break between tones go down)
   >as the RSSI goes up.
   >That way you can hear it without opening the case.  :-)

Sure, do you want buzzele to produce the noise all the time? If not there
should be a button to activate it to check the signal, but then if I have
opening for the button I can add LEDs... I see your point but its not yet
convincing me especially because I have to put extra frequency generator and
or more expansive controller $1.5 increase I cost for extra part is extra
$1500 for my lot :-(


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Thompson [mailto:jim at netgate dot com] 
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 10:39 PM
To: Alex M
Cc: Mono Dev List
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] WRAP hardware for people working on 6.1 port


On Aug 28, 2006, at 4:19 PM, Alex M wrote:

> Ok I can test the board and I2C under Linux, but you should tell me  
> how can
> I get (or where can I get) PCI to I2C adapter for my desktop?

Your desktop should have an i2c port in it somewhere already.   its  
used to read the ram timing of the dimms.

> As to the array of LEDs I thought about that ... this would be  
> useful for
> outdoor CPE so you can see the signal strengths of wireless signal  
> etc... I
> can do that too after I have LCD model and after I have more budget  
> for
> developing.
>
> As to the speaker, I think I can add it, but can you tell me why do  
> we need
> it?

Same thing as the array of LEDs.   You make the pitch of the tone go  
up (or the duration of the break between tones go down)
as the RSSI goes up.

That way you can hear it without opening the case.  :-)

Jim

>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Thompson [mailto:jim at netgate dot com]
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 10:09 PM
> To: Alex M
> Cc: Mono Dev List
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] WRAP hardware for people working on 6.1  
> port
>
>
> On Aug 28, 2006, at 3:58 PM, Alex M wrote:
>
>> Ok what I have under development now is 2 or 4 lines LCD w/
>> backlight + n
>> numbers of control buttons all this seats on I2C bus.
>>
>> I need help w/ 2 stages:
>>     1. Driver for BSD for I2C
>>     2. Actual Module for Mono to do configuration and output things.
>
> At the risk of pissing-off everyone here, I think the first thing to
> do is to make this hw work under linux, where there
> is a mostly complete i2c bus driver.
>
> that way we know the hw works.  I'm not impinging on your ability,
> but the number of times I've had to deal with slightly wonky to
> fully-broken hardware in my career is higher than I'd like.   (You
> can't begin to enumerate my grey hair.)
>
> rather than a full-on LCD, I could see applications for an array of
> LEDs or a pizeo-electric speaker.
>
> jim
>
>
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