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-====== 4G Systems MTX-1 AccessCube MeshCube ======+====== 4G Systems MTX-1 MeshCube / AccessCube ======
-Supported under the OpenWrt target ''au1000'' https://dev.openwrt.org/wiki/au1000 +{{:media:toh:meshcube_klar_freigestellt.jpg}} 
-Supported since OpenWrt Kamikaze.+ 
 +The "MeshCube" (MTX-1) was one of the first extensible Wireless hardware built with "mesh routing" and community support in mind.  "AccessCube" was the commercial marketing term for exactly the same hardware. Later a "singleboard" variant was sold by T-Systems as "Internet Box". Allthough the HW is not produced any more, a few "cubes" keep running in community networks, especially Berlin. Supported since OpenWrt Kamikaze under the OpenWrt target ''au1000'' https://dev.openwrt.org/wiki/au1000 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Supported Versions ===== 
 +^ Version/Model ^ Launch Date ^ Model Specific Notes ^ 
 +| 4G Systems MeshCube / AccessCube (mtx-1) | 2004-12 | - | 
 +| T-Mobile Internet Box (TMD SB1-S)        | 2006    | rebranded, single board, single MiniPCI | 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Hardware Highlights ===== 
 +^ SoC ^ Ram ^ Flash ^ Network ^ USB ^ Serial ^ JTag ^ 
 +| RMI/AMD AU1500 | 64MiB | 32MiB | 1 | Yes | Yes | Yes | 
 + 
 +One of the outstanding features of the MeshCube is the support of up to eight (8) MiniPCI (WLAN) cards. By default it comes with two MiniPCI slots. 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Hardware ===== 
 +==== Info ==== 
 +| **[[wp>Instruction set]]:**              | [[wp>MIPS architecture|MIPS]] | 
 +| **Vendor:**                              | 4G Systeme | 
 +| **[[doc:techref:Bootloader]]:**          | YAMON | 
 +| **[[doc:hardware:soc|System-On-Chip]]:**  | RMI/AMD Alchemy Au1500 V0.2 | 
 +| **[[doc:hardware:cpu|CPU]] @Frq**        | MIPS32 @400MHz | 
 +| **Flash size:**                | 32 MiB | 
 +| **Flash Chip:**                | AMD Am29LV128M | 
 +| **RAM size:**                  | 64 MiB  | 
 +| **RAM Chip:**                  | Samsung K4S561632C  | 
 +| **Wireless No1:**              | MiniPCI (Atheros AR5213A) | 
 +| **Wireless No2:**              | MiniPCI (Atheros AR5213A) | 
 +| **[[doc:hardware:Switch]]:**    | //none//  | 
 +| **[[doc/hardware/internet.access.technologies|Modem]]:**  | //none//  | 
 +| **USB:**                        | Yes 1 x 1.1 Host + device | 
 +| **[[doc:hardware:port.serial|Serial]]:**  | [[#Serial|Yes]] | 
 +| **[[doc:hardware:port.jtag|JTAG]]:**      | [[#JTAG|Yes]]  | 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +==== Installation using the TFTP method ==== 
 + 
 +See [[doc:howto:generic.flashing.tftp]]. 
 + 
 +We need a TFTP Server on a PC. On the MeshCube you connect the Serial port, and enter YAMON bootloader. First we need to erase the flash: 
 + 
 +<code> 
 +YAMON> setenv ipaddr FREE_IP.IN.YOUR.NET 
 +YAMON> setenv bootserver IP.OF.YOUR.TFTP_SERVER 
 +YAMON> erase 0xbfd00000 0xf0000 
 +YAMON> erase -s 
 +</code> 
 + 
 +Then we can load the kernel and filesystem: 
 + 
 +<code> 
 +load /openwrt-au1000-au1500-vmlinux-flash.srec 
 +load /openwrt-au1000-au1500-jffs2-128k.srec 
 +</code> 
 + 
 + 
 +==== Serial and JTAG ==== 
 + 
 +The MeshCube has a Serial and JTAG connector at the front, just above the power plug. See 
 +-> [[doc:hardware:port.serial]] and -> [[doc:hardware:port.jtag]] for general information about the JTAG/serial port, cables, etc. 
 + 
 +The following serial port settings are used: 
 + 
 +| bps   | 115200 | 
 +| data bits   | 8   | 
 +| parity   | None  | 
 +| stop bits   | 1   | 
 +| HW flow control | no    | 
 +| SW flow control | no    | 
 + 
 +The Serial/JTAG Port has the following pin-out, as seen from the front: 
 + 
 +| 02 | 04 | 06 | 08 | 10 | 12 | 
 +| 01 | 03 | 05 | 07 | 09 | 11 | 
 + 
 +The pins are assigned like this: 
 + 
 +| 01 | TXD (3.3v) | Serial | 
 +| 02 | RXD (3.3v) | Serial | 
 +| 03 | VCC (3.3v) | | 
 +| 04 | TCK   | EJTAG | 
 +| 05 | RST#   | EJTAG | 
 +| 06 | TMS   | EJTAG | 
 +| 07 | DINT   | EJTAG | 
 +| 08 | TDO   | EJTAG | 
 +| 09 | GND        | | 
 +| 10 | TDI   | EJTAG | 
 +| 11 | GND        | | 
 +| 12 | TRST   | EJTAG | 
 + 
 + 
 +The "T-Mobile Internet Box" has a connector close to the Ethernet port with the following pinout: 
 + 
 +| 1: GND | 2 | 
 +| 3 | 4 | 
 +| 5 | 6 | 
 +| 7 | 8 | 
 +| 9: RX | 10: TX |
===== Link dump ===== ===== Link dump =====
-  * http://lara.inria.fr/pub/nylon-meshcubes/meshcube.org/meshwiki/FrontPage.shtml 
-  * http://lara.inria.fr/pub/nylon-meshcubes/meshcube.org/meshwiki/HardWare.shtml 
-  * http://lara.inria.fr/pub/nylon-meshcubes/meshcube.org/meshwiki/NyLon.shtml 
  * http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Mtx-1   * http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Mtx-1
 +  * http://download.berlin.freifunk.net/meshcube.org/meshwiki/

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