DIP-10: Hashdog Hardware License Approval

Headline: DIMO hardware license approval for Hashdog, a subsidiary of JDI

Author: The DIMO Foundation

Submitter(s): The DIMO Foundation [0xCED3c922200559128930180d3f0bfFd4d9f4F123]

Status: Deployed

Voting URL: Snapshot

Discussion Forum: Discord #🗳️governance forum

Vote Type: Level 1


Hashdog is an electronics manufacturer based in China. Hashdog is a part of the holding company JDI, which is also the parent company of Bobcat. Bobcat has shipped over 400,000 Helium miners to date, and shares the same engineering team and experience. Hashdog is applying for a Manufacturing License to produce a DIMO compatible OBD dongle that uses the Helium LoRaWAN network along with Bluetooth.


This proposal provides transparency to the DIMO community regarding the new DIMO-compatible hardware that Hashdog is planning to bring to the ecosystem and specifies the commitments they must uphold.

Granting licenses to new manufacturers broadens the ecosystem and fosters competition with different options for performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Different manufacturers may bring innovative approaches and technologies to the table and reduce single points of failure for the network over time.

Due to its LoRaWAN/Bluetooth connectivity, the Mini OBD Dongle specified below will bring a lower price point (both in terms of upfront cost and ongoing connectivity) for users to connect to the DIMO network.


Hashdog has submitted an application to manufacture DIMO-compatible devices and is currently in the Hardware Ecosystem Pipeline. The company has completed a KYC/B review and a Memorandum of Understanding with the DIMO Foundation as part of the application process. Hashdog has already bonded 100,000 $DIMO and started working on the development of a LoRaWAN/Bluetooth Mini OBD Dongle.

Steps for production are as follows:

  • Complete: KYC/B and business audit of the manufacturer

  • Complete: Bond 100,000 $DIMO to acquire a manufacturing license as outlined in DIP-4

  • Complete: Radio/industrial certifications

    • FCC

    • ISED

    • UKCA

    • CE

  • In progress: Device audit

    • Hardware and security audit

    • Hardware test plan and quality control assessment

    • Customer experience assessment

  • Pending: Spending 25 $DIMO per device to mint them on-chain as outlined in DIP-4

Application Type

This DIP is an application for a Manufacturing License (Hardware Integration Provider) for Hashdog, enabling them to produce a new DIMO compatible Mini OBD Dongle is currently in the design and manufacturing stage. After completing a thorough audit of the device, and upon obtaining the necessary radio/industrial certifications, an application for a Device certificate will be submitted.

Corporate Details

HASHDOG PTE.LTD is the legal name of the company with an address at 152 Beach Road #11-05 Gateway East Singapore 189721.

Description of Services

Hashdog is an IoV (Internet of Vehicles) manufacturer that has the ability to design and manufacture a wide range of automotive accessories and electronics that would benefit the DIMO network. Currently, Hashdog is developing an open source DIMO flagship Mini OBD Dongle.

Technical Specifications

The open sourced flagship DIMO device being developed by Hashdog, is a LoRa/BLE and GPS enabled Mini OBD Dongle. The architecture diagram and high level BOM are provided below.

High Level BOM




CAN Controller, Transceiver

MCP2515, MCP2551

LoRa Transceiver




Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)


Secure Element



32MB NOR Flash

Power management

Up to 48V IN, DC to DC


OBD-II Connector, USB-C (OBD-C)


GPS, LoRa, BLE FPC Antennas


Rugged handheld ABS design with external labels and internal electromagnetic shielding

Safety Protocols

The device employs the use of a ‘secure element’ that provides communication encryption between the device and the cloud. Data is stored onboard on a 32MB NOR flash chip. The device is able to sense the vehicle's acceleration/orientation, track location (both LoRaWAN triangulation and GPS), and access the vehicle's OBDII port.

Commitments to DIMO

Hashdog is committed to:

  • Act in best faith towards the DIMO community, producing quality hardware and honoring any commitments, timelines, etc.; and

  • Comply with all relevant laws and regulations related to the safe production and usage of their devices.


If passed, this DIP will be in effect immediately after the four day timelock concludes. Hashdog will have the ability to mint valid $DIMO devices, so long as they have completed the aforementioned requirements.

Copyright and related rights waived via CC0


Please cite this document as:

The DIMO Foundation, "DlP 10: Hashdog Hardware License", no. 10, August 2023. [Online serial]. Available: [https://github.com/DIMO-Network/DIP]



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