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FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« on: 20 Mar 2015, 13:55:46 »
As of today, a new version of the USB interface is available. Due to the issue with cloned FTDI chips on the USB modules, a new circuit board has been developed. It incorporates an FTDI FT230XS chip and has a slightly smaller size.



Left: FSK to USB version 1, right: FSK to USB version 2.

dudies69

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Re: FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« Reply #1 on: 20 Apr 2015, 03:48:07 »
As per usual Rene you have done another fantastic job!

Cheers!

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Re: FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« Reply #2 on: 28 Dec 2015, 01:23:55 »
im interested in purchasing one of these, Been running PDW since concept.
Brought the serial interface a few years ago, but because I was lazy, I didnt out it in a case to protect it, and it broke.
I might have this wrong but this particular interface goes been the discrimator tap and the line input of the computer ??

is the result better than the serial interface..
at present still running XP for PDW and Selcall..
I have raw data feeding into PDW from discrimator point without the resistor and works abt 98% (Does have moments with antenna)

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Re: FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« Reply #3 on: 28 Dec 2015, 07:28:19 »
I might have this wrong but this particular interface goes been the discrimator tap and the line input of the computer ??

No, the output is USB. The driver on your PC creates a virtual serial port.

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is the result better than the serial interface..

It's comparable.

-Rene

maarten

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Re: FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« Reply #4 on: 15 Feb 2016, 21:13:06 »
Hi Rene,

i am now using a discriminator exit from my scanner to the sound card of my pc.
getting results between 90 and 100%, rates drop especially when things get busy on P2000.
is my assumption correct that this FSK to USB interface will help me in getting the last 10% decoding correct?

kind regards,
Maarten

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Re: FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« Reply #5 on: 15 Feb 2016, 21:26:10 »
i am now using a discriminator exit from my scanner to the sound card of my pc.
getting results between 90 and 100%, rates drop especially when things get busy on P2000.
is my assumption correct that this FSK to USB interface will help me in getting the last 10% decoding correct?

Your decoding success depends on the weakest link. Using a FSK to USB interface improves the total chain. No warranties though.

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Re: FSK to USB Interface - new version available
« Reply #6 on: 15 Feb 2016, 22:41:41 »
clear  :)
i will send an email to order one.