3rd party eMMC? FM radio?
#1
Can the pinebook work with a standard eMMC 5.0 module? The store has great prices, but there are 128gig modules from hardkernel and others: 128g eMMC

Can the FM tuner in the RTL8723CS sdio module be accessed from linux?
#2
(08-08-2017, 08:55 AM)skot Wrote: Can the pinebook work with a standard eMMC 5.0 module? The store has great prices, but there are 128gig modules from hardkernel and others: 128g eMMC

Can the FM tuner in the RTL8723CS sdio module be accessed from linux?


The eMMC module you reference should work fine;  a couple of our guys have the eMMC modules for Odroid (and the adapter) and they seem to work just fine.  The store carries the Foresee modules.

( I recommend opening a separate thread to discuss the FM sdio module )
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#3
(08-08-2017, 08:55 AM)skot Wrote: Can the FM tuner in the RTL8723CS sdio module be accessed from linux?
Not seeing anything FM related in the devices in linux (would expect a v4l device for it, which my USB tuner does show)

So no out-of-the box driver support. And chances are that there is no proper antennae hooked up. WiFi and FM require quite different antennae.

(no idea on the emmc)
#4
good catch on the existence of the fm tuner!
#5
If anyone has information on how the FM tuner on RTL8723BS works, please post it... even under NDA, there is no real documentation of that feature Smile
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#6
I would love to try out any radio function.
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#7
Thanks for all the info everyone! I've ordered a new eMMC.

I also tried NextRadio on android 7 sd and 6 ssd with no luck. Digging into the linux driver's source yields absolutely nothing relating to FM or VHF. I have yet to compare with the android source, but im sure its similar or identical since it works on neither. It looks like a neat wireless module, so I'm sure if more android phones start using it, we'll get further.


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