Just a couple days ago, Jordi Vallejo, CTO of FON, introduced the new La Fonera 2.0 (beta/developers edition) – watch it here on YouTube, which now comes with a 2nd ethernet port and a USB port. While we all wait for the Fonera 2.0 to arrive at our doorsteps, lets take another closer and more detailed look at the La Fonera 1.0 (2100) hardware.
- Power (socket for SK1)
A drop-down regulator (AME1117), drops the input voltage from around 5V to 3.3V and (APL1117) 2.5V.
- Flash Memory
ST M25P64 serial flash, with a 50MHz SPI bus and 64Mbit capacity (8MByte), in 300mil SO16 format. SPI, slower than a parallel bus, potentially allows for adding additional memory devices to the bus.
The flash memory is typically used with two different filesystems. I.e.: Squashfs, a compressed read-only filesystem for Linux and JFFS2, a log-structured file system designed for use on flash devices in embedded systems.
Hynix HY57V281620E synchronous DRAM, 128Mbit organized in 16bit blocks, resulting in 16MByte.
- Ethernet (RJ45 socket)
Altima AC101 10/100 Mbit/s full duplex ethernet transceiver (placed on the flip-side of the PCB and running of a 25MHz crystal.
- Wireless IEEE 802.11b / 802.11g (up to 54 Mbps)
Atheros AR2315 single-chip WiFi processor running at 40 MHz.
Integrated 32-bit MIPS R4000-class processor running at 183.5 MHz
Connecting the Fonera’s serial port to a PC requires an TTL to RS-232 level shifter converting +3.3V and 0V to +12V and -12V.
There is also a JTAG port on the PCB but ports pins are omitted. Fonera – JTAG connector
More Fonera photos can be found here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfpaulus/tags/fonera/