node Node Explorer V3.5

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location-aware media player
node Node Explorer V3.5
location-aware media player
AMD Alchemy Au1200
CPU1 Speed
400 MHz
Flash1 Chip
Spansion S29GL256P10TFI02
Flash1 Size
32 MiB33,554,432 B <br />262,144 Kib <br />32,768 KiB <br />256 Mib <br />0.0313 GiB <br />
RAM1 Size
128 MiB134,217,728 B <br />1,048,576 Kib <br />131,072 KiB <br />1,024 Mib <br />0.125 GiB <br />
RAM1 Chip
Samsung K4T51163QE-ZCD5 x 2

802dot11 OUI: none specified

Expansion IF types
SD Card
screen, battery, audio out (3.5mm), GPS
Default IP address
Availability mostly UK
FCC approval date 21 July 2006
Country of manuf United Kingdom
Radio 1
Radio1 module
Radio1 module IF
brand? model?
Airoha Model?
Wireless interface OUI
none specified
Antenna Connector Type
none specified
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g
Socket Go Wi-Fi! P500LUB-P500CF-1

For a list of all currently documented AMD chipsets with specifications, see AMD.
For a list of all currently documented Airoha chipsets with specifications, see Airoha.

Product page (via

Wi-Fi capability is initially noted as 802.11bg, downgraded to 802.11b in later product pages
320x240 TFT QVGA screen
Upgradeable SD Card (1GB default, upgradeable to 4GB)
Linux based
8 hour battery life, 3 hour recharging cycle

This device is a location-aware media player thing. It seems to have been marketed towards usage as a tour guide device.

Node Explorer Portable GPS Teardown on YouTube

AMD Alchemy Au1200 based (AU1200-400MGD, 400MHz) (Alchemy on
GPS module appears to be a Falcom JP13-S-LP
GSC3e/LP (low-power SiRFstarIII) based
w/ Sharp LZ9FC22B LCD controller
NXP UCB1400BE Audio codec with touch screen controller and power management monitor
2x 2200mAh 3.7V Li-ion batteries (label indicates VARTA Microbattery GmbH manufacture, made in Korea)
"LQ035Q7DH03 6Y001206" is on LCD label and is presumably its P/N
Manuf. 01/2008

Wireless modules used in this device may differ..

Used in the London Zoo at some point

Video on The Gadget Show

.. perhaps the Harbour Trail (w/ the Bristol Ferry Boat Company)

Node worked exclusively with Hewlett Packard Research Labs to develop a unique software solution.

... maybe the Brunel Walk (again w/ the Bristol Ferry Boat Company) .... probably some museums (licensed via Antenna Audio)

PDF w/ info for v2 of the Node Explorer


stock image from node (via[edit]

129NodeExplorer front tiltangle.jpg