11747Re: [tracker2] Re: OpenTracker USB released
- Jan 6, 2011
> ScottThe OTUSB design was mostly an update to keep the OpenTracker line in
> What was the design goal for this product as it is going off a little
> different than your past devices?
production (at a reasonable cost) while raising the bar for entry-level
trackers. The JL16 MCUs use an older fabrication process and the price
keeps going up, and sooner or later Freescale will declare them
end-of-life and I learned from the OT1 that once that happens, supplies
can dry up overnight.
The T2 is also in line for a similar update. I can get a faster MCU
with more memory for less than half what I'm paying for the AP64.
Once we get up to speed on OTUSB production and phase out the OT1+ I
think we'll be able to get the price down to what the OT1+ is selling
So the product lineup will be OTUSB at the low end, where low cost and
low power consumption are critical, T2 (or maybe it'll be T3, but I
think that'd cause too much confusion with the TT3) for mid-range digi
and mobile use, and the high-end DC1 where you need dual radio ports,
9600 baud, and Ethernet.
Within those lines there will be a few variants, too - like an
OTUSB-derived balloon tracker payload and a couple of other
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