[LAD] FOSS Ethernet Soundcard

Karl Hammar karl at aspodata.se
Mon Nov 30 13:46:25 UTC 2009

pshirkey at boosthardware.com:
> On 11/29/2009 03:36 PM, Ken Restivo wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:33:45AM +0100, Karl Hammar wrote:
> >> My goals is "just" to extend another project (industrial i/o).
> >> What would your goals be ?
> > The original thread converged on a goal pretty quickly: an
> > inexpensive, multi-channel audio interface which is open hardware and
> > software, and uses Gig Ethernet as its physical connection method. 
> Did anyone have a good reason for not including support for a 
> usb-1.0/2.0/3.0 interface seeing as we can write the driver ourselves 
> and adhere to the standard?

The usual open source reasons, time and interest, and maybe money.

If someone provides the usb-knowledge (or firewire, adat, ... etc.)
I'd be happy to have it included, and I assume others would not mind.
Or, others might include it. I encourage people do their own versions.

> Most chipsets these days have support for both port types. It would be 
> very useful if the schematic provided tracks for both ootb.

It should be doable, please tell us what components to inlucde.

> BTW, I will be able to contribute development funds towards this project 
> if required once we have a BoM.

I think the most valueable contributions would be

. a good set of specs to aim at (I cannot provide that)
. hw and sw knowledge
. testing and evaluation, and equipment for that
. prototype boards for testers
. components, chips and mundane things like that
. cummunication, git-repo, webserver, mailing list, ...

If someone wish to contract me to work on this, I'd be happy, but
that is not a requirement.


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