[gpsd-dev] GR-701W hangs on Pi-3

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Fri Jun 3 05:33:24 UTC 2016

Frank Nicholas <frank at nicholasfamilycentral.com>:
> >   Hackerboards like the Pi, Odroid, and Beaglebone are picky about
> >   getting clean power because they're designed for lowest cost.  Power
> >   regulation is expensive compared to logic gates, and this is one of
> >   the corners they cut.  Under-voltage or under-wattage can cause
> I don’t think the issue is that the board designers cut cost - there’s power regulation on the boards.

I'm sure there is.  But not a lot of it.  Many are the reports of problems in the
presence of wobbly power - I'd heard a few myself even before I started working
with these boards.

> The issue is that the there are a lot of crappy power supplies that don’t come close to putting out the volts/amps/watts that they are rated for.  The **Power Supplies** are made with cost cutting measures and/or false marking/advertising.  
> Best to buy a power supply from a board reseller, that the reseller “qualifies” or recommends for the board.

Agreed.  I'll add some language to this effect.
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