Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Assembled prototype pictures, assembly instructions (with lots of pictures), and ordering information on the right side of this page. 

Enclosure Kit details:

  • Designed for Radio Astronomy and tested with a preproduction LimeSDR board;
  • All parts supplied with kit:  no soldering, cutting, filing or special assembly required;
  • Sturdy .06” / 1.5 mm custom stainless steel panels with laser cut openings and etched markings;
  • Six SMA connectors with coaxial cable leads and u.FL connectors, covering (2) RX, (2) TX, (1)           Optional IO, and (1) Reference Frequency Input;
  • Extruded black anodized aluminum split shell case with post-aodization reamed screw holes;
  • Passive cooling design resulting in air flow through RF and control panel ventilation holes, adequate for single-channel Receive Operations at typical ambient room temperature;
  • Active cooling (using optional fan) to mitigate the effect of  higher ambient temperatures or         simultaneous operation of multiple TX/RX functions;
  • GPIO port: D-SUB 15 position connector can be integrated with a forthcoming GPIO Kit;
  • External visibility of all activity/status LED sets;
  • Design attention to limit corrosion in selection of materials and contact points; and
  • Design attention to shielding and ground loop prevention.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fabrication is complete for the 20 sets of end panels in our first production run.   Laser cut and laser etched/sintered 1.5mm thick stainless steel.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Greetings to the RASDR4 blogspot.  It's December 12 (as of this moment) and new announcements will be posted this week!