[Ovmsdev] OVMS v3 pricing

Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
Mon Mar 5 19:00:05 HKT 2018

> Looks good, a lot bang for the buck. 

I’m just pissed about the modem price. The 3G modules are too expensive (four times the price of what we pay for SIM900s). 4G modules are even more ludicrously priced.

> Maybe add the CPU clock of 240 MHz to the specs.


> Is the 8th EGPIO line now also available on the expansion slot and DB26 connector?

MAX7317 has 10 EGPIOs.

#define MAX7317_MDM_EN            0
#define MAX7317_SW_CTL            1
#define MAX7317_CAN1_EN           2
#define MAX7317_MDM_DTR           3
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_1           2
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_2           3
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_3           4
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_4           5
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_5           6
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_6           7
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_7           8
#define MAX7317_EGPIO_8           9

Of those, four are used (MDM_EN, SW_CTL, CAN1_EN, MDM_DTR), leading six available for expansion.

The DB26 expansion connector has 7 GEP (general expansion pins) available. These can be mapped by the expansion board.

If something needs a lot of GPIOs, probably best to use bluetooth, or perhaps ASYNC off EXP_1/EXP_2.

> How will a v2 owner qualify for the discount?

Coupon code to be used at checkout. I’m going to work out a way to show it on openvehicles.com <http://openvehicles.com/> once they have logged in, next to their registered vehicle. There is gonna be some trust here, that people don’t share that coupon code with others or abuse the system. Anyway, it will be time limited.

Regards, Mark

> On 5 Mar 2018, at 4:15 PM, Michael Balzer <dexter at expeedo.de> wrote:
> Looks good, a lot bang for the buck. Maybe add the CPU clock of 240 MHz to the specs.
> Is the 8th EGPIO line now also available on the expansion slot and DB26 connector?
> How will a v2 owner qualify for the discount?
> Regards,
> Michael
> Am 05.03.2018 um 07:49 schrieb Mark Webb-Johnson:
>> I’m trying to get pricing for OVMS v3 down, but with the large up-front costs we’ve had to pay (injection moulding, prototypes, etc), it has been hard.
>> At launch, this is the best we can do:
>> OVMS v3.1 module: US$90
>> Black injection-moulded plastic enclosure
>> ESP32 WROVER processor (16MB flash, 4MB SPI RAM, 520KB SRAM, dual core Xtensa LX6 processor)
>> WIFI 802.11 b/g/n
>> Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE
>> 3x CAN buses
>> 1x Micro USB connector (for flash download and serial console)
>> 1x Micro SD card slot
>> 1x Internal expansion slot
>> 8x EGPIO, 2x GPIO
>> 1x GSM antenna connector
>> 1x GPS antenna connector
>> 1x DB9 vehicle connector
>> 1x DB26 expansion connector
>> OVMS v3.1 SIM5360E 3G modem module (either US or EU edition): US$60
>> Modem is an optional plug-in module, that can be changed in future (to allow for new technology)
>> 3G (EV-DO/HSPA+) dual band modem
>> Includes 2G (GSM/GPRS) and 2.5G (EDGE) quad band
>> Nano (4FF) SIM slot
>> HOLOGRAM.IO nano sim
>> US edition is SIM5360A (Dual-Band UMTS/HSPA+ 850/1900MHz, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz)
>> EU edition is SIM5360J(E) (Dual-Band UMTS/HSPA+ 900/2100MHz, Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz)
>> Bundle (OVMS v3.1 module + v3.1 modem): US$150
>> Discount: Time-limit offer of US$20 for existing OVMS v2 owners
>> First production batch is intended for experienced OVMS v2 users and v3 developers. General availability of the bundles should be late March 2018 at FastTech. Please note:
>> Firmware is not complete, and should be considered beta
>> Functionality is approximately equivalent to basic OVMS v2 firmware, but some advanced features (such as ACC, SMS control, etc) are not available yet
>> Firmware is far in advance of v2 in other aspects (such as built in web server, metrics, console, tcp/ip support, diagnostics, geofencing, scripting, etc)
>> Firmware can be updated either Over The Air (OTA), by Micro SD card, or over USB interface
>> Vehicle support currently includes:
>> Kia Soul EV
>> Nissan Leaf
>> Renault Twizy
>> Tesla Roadster
>> Please have a read through the above, and let me know if you see any problems. It will form the basis of an end-user announcement to go out to forums, mailing lists, and all current users.
>> Regards, Mark.
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