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New adapter kit from TSW #ubitx #radiuno

Jim Sheldon
 

I just announced on the TSW (Triumvirate Skonk Worx) website, www.w0eb.com that our TSW consortium has successfully created an adapter that will allow the new PJRC Teensy 4.0 to directly replace the NANO MPU on the TSW Raduino Clone and by the same token, the later factory Raduino's where the NANO is mounted on the rear of the card. 

Our programmer has also successfully ported (with only minor modifications, see the website) the factory's V4.3 and V5.1 software to the Teensy 4.0.  You will still need to be familiar with the factory's documentation for V4.3 and V5.1 (whichever you use) as we only documented our changes in the accompanying manuals for the software.

A bare board and also a complete kit of parts for the plug in adapter is being offered for sale on the TSW website for anyone interested.  Kits are now available, see the website for details.

Right now the kits are only being offered to US customers as the pricing includes shipping and I still need to determine the bottom line for international shipping to offer them to international customers.  US First Class Mail international, small package costs run anywhere from about $11 to $15 for 5 ounces or less depending on country of delivery and some countries are prohibited.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
TSW Project Coordinator

James Lawrie
 

I too have purchased the Teensy 4, but out of curiosity with 400mhz clock, how if any does it affect any noise products within the ubitx or bitx? I bought mine for similar projects, but was kinda worried about digital noise at that speed.

Thanks,

Jim


On Oct 8, 2019, at 10:42, Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:

I just announced on the TSW (Triumvirate Skonk Worx) website, www.w0eb.com that our TSW consortium has successfully created an adapter that will allow the new PJRC Teensy 4.0 to directly replace the NANO MPU on the TSW Raduino Clone and by the same token, the later factory Raduino's where the NANO is mounted on the rear of the card. 

Our programmer has also successfully ported (with only minor modifications, see the website) the factory's V4.3 and V5.1 software to the Teensy 4.0.  You will still need to be familiar with the factory's documentation for V4.3 and V5.1 (whichever you use) as we only documented our changes in the accompanying manuals for the software.

A bare board and also a complete kit of parts for the plug in adapter is being offered for sale on the TSW website for anyone interested.  Kits are now available, see the website for details.

Right now the kits are only being offered to US customers as the pricing includes shipping and I still need to determine the bottom line for international shipping to offer them to international customers.  US First Class Mail international, small package costs run anywhere from about $11 to $15 for 5 ounces or less depending on country of delivery and some countries are prohibited.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
TSW Project Coordinator

Justin Phillips K5AXL
 

As a ubitx newbie.. what's the benefit to using the teensy over the nano?

Justin
K5AXL


On Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 10:43 AM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
I just announced on the TSW (Triumvirate Skonk Worx) website, www.w0eb.com that our TSW consortium has successfully created an adapter that will allow the new PJRC Teensy 4.0 to directly replace the NANO MPU on the TSW Raduino Clone and by the same token, the later factory Raduino's where the NANO is mounted on the rear of the card. 

Our programmer has also successfully ported (with only minor modifications, see the website) the factory's V4.3 and V5.1 software to the Teensy 4.0.  You will still need to be familiar with the factory's documentation for V4.3 and V5.1 (whichever you use) as we only documented our changes in the accompanying manuals for the software.

A bare board and also a complete kit of parts for the plug in adapter is being offered for sale on the TSW website for anyone interested.  Kits are now available, see the website for details.

Right now the kits are only being offered to US customers as the pricing includes shipping and I still need to determine the bottom line for international shipping to offer them to international customers.  US First Class Mail international, small package costs run anywhere from about $11 to $15 for 5 ounces or less depending on country of delivery and some countries are prohibited.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
TSW Project Coordinator

Mark Hatch
 

Jim,

Sounds like KD8CEC's software is not (yet) supported? Any plans there?

73
Mark
AJ6CU

John (vk2eta)
 

Great idea Jim as the Teensy 4 opens up so much opportunities.

A great rejuvenation project for my V3 board, now sitting idle (a V5 board took it's place in the rig).

Awaiting your international shipping costs.

All the best,

73, John (VK2ETA)

Jim Sheldon
 

Sorry, but NO. That's KD8CEC's domain.  It's up to him to support his own software.

Jim

Jim Sheldon
 

Seems to eliminate many of the problems caused by the NANO's on board oscillators.  Not saying there aren't any, but I didn't notice them during testing.

Jim Sheldon
 

Much faster, less digital noise and WAY more programming memory.

On Oct 8, 2019, at 1:04 PM, Justin Phillips <dolmdemon@...> wrote:

As a ubitx newbie.. what's the benefit to using the teensy over the nano?

Justin
K5AXL

On Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 10:43 AM Jim Sheldon <w0eb@...> wrote:
I just announced on the TSW (Triumvirate Skonk Worx) website, www.w0eb.com that our TSW consortium has successfully created an adapter that will allow the new PJRC Teensy 4.0 to directly replace the NANO MPU on the TSW Raduino Clone and by the same token, the later factory Raduino's where the NANO is mounted on the rear of the card. 

Our programmer has also successfully ported (with only minor modifications, see the website) the factory's V4.3 and V5.1 software to the Teensy 4.0.  You will still need to be familiar with the factory's documentation for V4.3 and V5.1 (whichever you use) as we only documented our changes in the accompanying manuals for the software.

A bare board and also a complete kit of parts for the plug in adapter is being offered for sale on the TSW website for anyone interested.  Kits are now available, see the website for details.

Right now the kits are only being offered to US customers as the pricing includes shipping and I still need to determine the bottom line for international shipping to offer them to international customers.  US First Class Mail international, small package costs run anywhere from about $11 to $15 for 5 ounces or less depending on country of delivery and some countries are prohibited.

Jim Sheldon, W0EB
TSW Project Coordinator

Rob French (KC4UPR)
 

I haven't tried comparing the pinouts, but what's the chance it will be compatible with the Teensy Audio Adaptor for the Teensy 4.0?

Jim Sheldon
 

Considering the Teensy 4 is mounted upside down on the back of the adapter to keep it in order with the upside down NANO on the current Raduinos, the Audio Adapter probably won't be mountable. 

Besides, I've seen quite a few negative reviews on internal noise, hum, etc caused by poor connections to the updated Teensy Audio Adapter.  Right now, we seem to have gotten lucky with our T4 to NANO adapter and it seems to clear up tuning clicks and a lot of other digital noise that was caused by the NANO.  For the time being, we don't want to take too many chances on messing that up.

Not saying there isn't noise associated with the T4-Nano adapter, but in lots of testing prior to the release announcement, and using an open frame, unshielded uBITX version 5 for testing, atmospheric noise from the receiver masked any there might be.

Until I got the BFO adjusted, I did hear a few, very faint tuning clicks but once the alignment was finished, I only heard signals received through the antenna.  However, depending on construction techniques used, your mileage may certainly vary.

Jim - W0EB