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Subject: Re: Neo35 car player
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-04-19


>>>Does anyone here actually have a Neo35?
>>I have a Neo35, but I've never opened it up. I put Open Neo on it
>>several months ago, but haven't really been keeping up on it.
>
>Okay, so I was curious and went and popped open my Neo35 (it was absurdly
>easy). I was going to take some photos, but these guys
>(http://www.techknowman.com/MP3_Player/Neo%20Players/Neo35/Neo%2035.htm)
>beat me to it.

Well found :)

>The flash is socketed, and it's a standard 29F040 (512 kB) chip. The RAM
>is much skimpier than the Archos, at only 256 kB. There are some unused
>pads on the board (optional memory upgrade?).

low res images :( ...but it doesn't look too hard to follow if you zoomed
in - quite a big spanse of PCB - lazy cad guys or lots of shielding for a car?

>Do any of the Rockbox core crew know when OpenNeo took their starting
>snapshot of Rockbox?

There was quite a flame about it when it happened, so I am sure the mail
archive will identify it with a little searching.

>If someone (e.g., me) were to attempt to port Rockbox to the Neo35, would
>it make sense to look at the diffs between the Rockbox version they
>started with and OpenNeo, and then try to merge the relevant diffs into
>the current version of Rockbox? Or is that too simplistic?

Source comparison would be reasonable, but there have been a *LOT* and I
mean a LOT of quite major changes to the Rockbox Source since SSI America
stole it ...example "mpeg.c" ...but if you got close, you would undoubtedly
be able to ask for help on the last few "nasty" bits (if there are any)

I am still baffled why they did not work -with- us, if it's just this voice
thing, then who cares, you won't need a chip to store the voice once you
have Rockbox Running.

>--
>Tim Vogt
>rockbox_at_synaptick.net
>
>
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