Pine H64 feature request(s)
#1
Hello,
Since the H64 is still in beta, that leaves room for changes, right? One that would be very useful is the inclusion of a SIM card slot, so I can use LTE modems. I think this is only required for systems that are GSM, such as AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA, and not Verizon and Sprint. I'll be testing this out soon.

If you don't think there's enough demand, maybe you can just change the PCB layout to leave me holes/pads to solder a SIM socket to.

The other thing that would be useful is retaining clips for the mini-PCIe slot. Without them, I am worried that the only thing physically holding the card in is the socket itself, and this doesn't seem like it would be very reliable. I note some holes in seemingly appropriate places to install such a clip, and I'll do this on the board I have (once I source the clip).

Please let me know about these, because I have to figure out some workaround if you're not going to include them in production boards.

Regards,
Robert K.
#2
(02-20-2018, 03:00 AM)RWK Wrote: Hello,
Since the H64 is still in beta, that leaves room for changes, right? One that would be very useful is the inclusion of a SIM card slot, so I can use LTE modems. I think this is only required for systems that are GSM, such as AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA, and not Verizon and Sprint. I'll be testing this out soon.

If you don't think there's enough demand, maybe you can just change the PCB layout to leave me holes/pads to solder a SIM socket to.

The other thing that would be useful is retaining clips for the mini-PCIe slot. Without them, I am worried that the only thing physically holding the card in is the socket itself, and this doesn't seem like it would be very reliable. I note some holes in seemingly appropriate places to install such a clip, and I'll do this on the board I have (once I source the clip).

Please let me know about these, because I have to figure out some workaround if you're not going to include them in production boards.

Regards,
Robert K.

We have SIM card discussion on PINE H64 board at IRC few months ago, and I still prefer not to include in the PINE64 board. If you interest to use LTE modem with Sim card slot, there is minipcie to m.2 with sim card slot already available. Here is the ebay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/M-2-NGFF-Key-B-...PS-LTE-1pc

We will check on the retaining clips suggestion. However, seems like such clips easily to break off and worry that this can increase tech support and also RMA.


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