Monthly Archives: November 2010

Production PCBs arrived and certified

One hundred and ten panelled production PCBs arrived on Saturday and at Kempton on Sunday I started building a test unit using one of these PCBs. Tonight I finished the test unit off (Serial #14), and it worked perfectly first … Continue reading

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Pro/Base models – what’s the difference?

Folks There will be two FUNcube Dongle models, the Pro version and the Base version. The Base model is targetted at the education market as a means to encourage science and technology in the classroom by the use of practical … Continue reading

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FCD Test and Burn Fixture

Folks Thought you might like to see my programming fixture, a true high tech design! The PCB has the MCU’s programming and debugging pads exposed on the underside, and there’s spring loaded contacts on the test fixture. For just burning firmware, … Continue reading

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Performance II

There was also a question regarding phase noise at 23cm, there is already post relating to this here: http://www.funcubedongle.com/?page_id=81#comment-110 In fact the first time I ever tried SSB for real at 23cms (as opposed to with a nice clean signal generator) was about a … Continue reading

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Performance

Folks I have had a question about the performance of these units. Bear in mind that we are still optimising these units, and there is a lot of tweaking both in software and hardware that we can do. As the primary … Continue reading

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