AWM002 compared with VoCore

AsiaRF AWM002 module / VoCore Comparison Table

Item

AWM002

 Vocore

SOC

RT5350F

 RT5350F

Temperature

Below 55

70

Dimension

25 x 35mm

 25 x 25mm

Flash

4MB/ 8MB/16M, 8MB is standard

 8MB

SDRAM

32MB (64MB module ready)

32MB

Baseboard

27 x 35 mm and 94 x 74mm

Large one with all pins out for easy connected, no need soldering skill to link data cable

25 x 25 mm only

Antenna

IPex connector*1(PCB antenna)

chip antenna and IPex connector

Certification

FCC/ CE (Approval done.)

FCC/ CE (In progress.)

Lead-time

Right away, tiny base board July, large base board right away

In June end 300 pcs Alfa versions, others August

Power Consumption

5V 250mA to 350mA, If you add on USB device, need to be added on what device you plug in.

5V 250mA to 350mA, If you add on USB device, need to be added on what device you plug in.

Extra Version

SPI version ready

Different Clock version ready (20MHz)

High SDRAM version ready (64MB, AWM003)

SPI version in test

Price

Lower

Higher

Welcome to post your opinion here also! Thanks All.

11 thoughts on “AWM002 compared with VoCore

  1. Hi Paul,

    Beside this, there is important difference that AWM002 has large baseboard available which export everything in clean way to user. It is useful for people who want to get benefit of various pins but does not have micro-soldering skills.

    Regards,
    Yogesh Chavan

    • Yes, We will provide tiny base board and bigger base board Schematics, BOM etc.. For AWM002 we would not provide it.

  2. Hi

    Thanks for this comparision table – very handy. You have put in a lot of work for this product and it shows by (for example) the lower operating temperature as well as certification.
    We really could do with seeing the basic schematic for AWM002 since we need to see how the GPIO and IO for the SoC are connected. Just giving connection names is sometimes not sufficient in the case of signal conditioning.
    Of course, you have some clever design for EMI and lower temperature and for sure you want to keep it confidential.

    Thanks again,
    Hadyn

  3. PIN1
    3.3V 2 1 3.3V
    UART_RX GPIO #16 RX 4 3 GND
    UART_TX GPIO #15 TX 6 5 LINK1_LED LINK1_LED
    GND 8 7 #0 RST_PBC
    WLAN_LED 10 9 GND
    WPS_LED GPIO #21 JTAG_TRST_N 12 11 USB D+
    AP/Client GPIO #20 JTAG_TCLK 14 13 USB D-
    1.2V 16 15 1.2V
    GPIO #19 GPIO #19 JTAG_TMS 18 17 TX0+
    GPIO #18 GPIO #18 JTAG_TDI 20 19 TX0-
    GPIO #17 GPIO #17 JTAG_TDO 22 21 RX0+
    LINK0_LED 24 23 RX0-

    PIN2
    RTS I2S_CLK GPIO #7 2 1 GPIO #11 PCM_FS DTR
    TXD I2S_WS GPIO #8 4 3 GPIO #12 PCM_CLK DCD
    CTS I2S_SDO GPIO #9 6 5 GPIO #13 PCM_DRX DSR
    RXD I2S_SDI GPIO #10 8 7 GPIO #14 PCM_DTX RI
    I2C_CLK GPIO #2 10 9 GPIO #1 I2C_SD
    RX1+ 12 11 TX1+
    RX1- 14 13 TX1-
    GND 16 15 GND

    Here you are!

  4. I miss read your story page and thought your AWM002 was open source it’s not real clear but it was my mistake. it explains why the VoCore is doing so much better. you should think about leaving the 1980’s and joining the masses in the open source world. you really have nothing to lose just take a look at the numbers.
    for me it is not personal I need to get my product to market as fast as possible and with the over 2000 backers behind the open source VoCores I will have tons of open source hardware and software bing developed that I can use to get up and running soon.
    I think if you made you the AWM002 open source you could actually compeat with them as your product has some nice features but as a closed design you are not likely to realize 5% of the money they generate. just think how long it will take for you to squeeze that difference out of the few backers that you get.
    I know I am one of them but now that I realize my mistake in thinking you design is open I have written off the money and started over with CoCores.
    funny thing is I like your offering better if it was only open.

    as for calling the docks open well of course they are every company make example demo boards that show people how to successfully use there product so they can sell more. it’s not really the same as and Open design.

    Best Regards
    Herb

    • Dear Herb,
      Many thanks for your advice. Actually our design for base board is totally open. Due to we are selling the module AWM002, we would not to let it be open. It means the dock is open.
      For the firmware for AWM002, it is open source also, and approved by OPENWRT. You can search easily in http://www.openwrt.org or the link https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/37521.
      Hope you like it and have a nice day.
      Best regards,
      Paul

  5. The very important distinction is omitted: VoCore was positioned as open source AND open source hardware product from the very beginning – complete schematics and everything else is available, while for asiarf IGG page you can’t even find “open source hardware” mentined anywhere. Yepp, I can do my research and find relevant stuff myself but the lack of “software license” and “hardware license” in your comparison table demostrate that you’re greatly underestimate the importance of openness for many potential customers.

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