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By itsme, Retired Admin on 11th August 2005, 08:40 PM
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we took it apart.

* intel pxa270
* 2 32M ram chips infineon HYB18L256160bf-7.5 ( and room for 2 more, if you know how to solder bga, you can expand )
* xilinx cpld 2c128 programmable logic
* samsung 32M ram + 32M flash k5d5657acm
* 128M M-systems DiskOnChip G3 md4331
* qualcomm msm6250 chipset
* ti tnetw1100bg

see http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...=HTC_Universal
and http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index...rsal_Technical



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12th August 2005, 02:57 PM |#2  
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I am going to apologize for this newby question upfront, but in what you said or what you saw, does this phone have the same kind of graphics accelerator that the Dell v50x has? I have seen video and games on the Dell Axim v50x and it is amazing. I was just hoping that the Universal was going to be comparable.
12th August 2005, 11:27 PM |#3  
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good stuff but, hopefully someone can post the entire thing.. like lcd, keyboard , etc
15th August 2005, 10:51 AM |#4  
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http://www.firstloox.org/VGAppc.htm
here they state that it will use the same ati graphic chip as the xdaII
ups my bad that was the device beside it the graphics of the universal was tba.

about graphic chips and games then
having a fancy graphic chip dont mean anything unless the game
is made to take advantage of it
it's not automaticly used

and same thing with the resolution being VGA games have to support it
13th September 2005, 11:22 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudegar

http://www.firstloox.org/VGAppc.htm
here they state that it will use the same ati graphic chip as the xdaII
ups my bad that was the device beside it the graphics of the universal was tba.

The ROM files dumped by Asukal
don't include "atihwtbl0.txt", which is
a bad sign.
There is a
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\Display\Active\Built In LCD]
"Dll"="ddi.dll"
"BufferMode"=dword:00000001
"TapMode"=dword:00000001

but i don't see the "ddi.dll", too. That gives some hope.
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The GPIO file dumped by Asukal
shows that the LCD and keyboard are
served by the PXA
20th September 2005, 08:06 PM |#6  
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Interesting to note the date on the PCB is 14th April - was this a engineering sample/pre production sample?
30th October 2005, 08:19 AM |#7  
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Can anyone tell me where the WiFi and Bluetooth antennae are located? What's the best orientation for the device when trying to connect to a weak WiFi signal?
1st November 2005, 03:40 PM |#8  
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The Wifi one ( looking at this pic, and from taking appart mine ) is screwed into the lowest screw hole next to the USB port you see there. The BT antenna is to 1" the right of the 1.3mp camera if you are pointing it at yourself in portrait.

the phone antenna is around the camera lens.

There is ALSO an antenna of some kind at the bottom going across the SD slot, right next to it is a pigtail connector thingy like you get on MiniPCI wireless cards.


Cya
Stot
1st November 2005, 04:05 PM |#9  
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Cool, thanks stot.

So the WiFi antenna is in the back edge of the device, near the hinge.
The Bluetooth antenna is near the stylus hole.

Useful info - cheers!

All the antennae, then, are in the 'base' unit with the keyboard. I guess if signal strength is a problem for WiFi then I should pick it up off the desk and use it in tablet mode rather than laptop mode. :?:
1st November 2005, 04:14 PM |#10  
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yes ALL antenna are in the base unit. Id point the back of the device to the router/access point as much as possible if youre having weak signal. I think in portrait mode your hand is likely to be covering the wifi antenna, if youre right handed.

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30th November 2005, 02:49 AM |#11  
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Thanks for this pics.

I too would like to see the rest of the parts. Specifically the hinge on the screen side.

I unscrewed the keyboard (single screw) side, but the 4 screw on the lid don't remove the metal plate.

It's seems the actual screen housing has to be separated before the metal plate will come out.

Why do I care? I'm wondering if there some way to tighten the pivot point.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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