The ZipIt Wireless Instant Messenger is made by Aeronix and imported from China. The official site is at ZipItWireless.com. The ZipIt runs a custom IM app running under linux. The GPL/LGPL source code is available or documented. However, the object file for Zipit binary is not available for re-linking so they are in violation of the LGPL license for glibc.
- Technical details of the ZipIt (hardware & software) can be found on the ZipIt Tech Details page.
- Details on modifications you can make to the Zipit (backlight, flash menory, ports) Zipit Hardware Mods
- Alternative software created by users is available ZipIt Software
- A frequently asked questions list is available at ZipIt FAQ
- Add hardware features to your Zipit (e.g. backlight, clock, MMC/SD memory, etc.) Zipit Hardware Mods
- How to perform the 5-wire and 3-wire serial mods so you can alter the Zipit firmware: Zipit Serial Mod original website: http://aibohack.com/zipit/serial.htm
- How to flash new firmware via serial connection ZipIt Serial Flash
- How to flash new firmware with no hardware modification over WiFi. (only works on Zipits with firmware versions before 2.01) ZipIt WiFi Flash
- How to setup an NFS server for windows to update to any other distro for the zipit: ZipIt Winxp NFS]
- How to setup Adams software AdamsSoftware
- How to compile new software for use on ZipIt: ZipIt Compile
- Tutorial on developing applications for ZipIt: ZipIt Developer Tutorial
- Sample program to write to framebuffer: ZipIt Framebuffer Example
- How to connect to WiFI networks from Linux command line: ZipIt WiFi Connect
- Information about Audio on the ZipIt: ZipIt Audio
- What to do when you use the wrong power supply www.openhardware.net
- Linux zipit tools zipit tools
- Cirrus EP7312-CR-90 (ARM720T CPU running at up to 90MHz)
- 2M flash - MX 29LV160ATxBC-70
- 16M SDRAM - Hynix HY5V26D
- 320x240x4 LCD (16 level gray scale)
- Agere WiFi chip - WL600114LY
- Wolfson Micro WM8751L Stereo DAC
- LPC915 (8 bit uP)
Additional Zipit Notes
External Articles & Reviews
- Greatly expanded information on installing the BURN3 and OpenZipIt firmware, especially from Linux.
- Many tech details have been moved to the ZipIt Tech Details page in order to simplify this main page.
- Added two How-Tos: ZipIt WiFi Flash and ZipIt Compile
- A software-only firmware modification is outlined in the former link.
- Keep checking the Yahoo BBS for the latest current status
- The core Linux components are now replaceable (including newer Busy Box, telnetd etc). Also a way of reflashing a non-solder modified device has been found.
- Eventually a software-only SDK will be released (soldering not necessary if you are careful with subsequent reflashing steps)