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FreeWave Radio Evaluation Kit

Two 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz FreeWave (www.freewave.com) radios are included in the Piksi Multi Evaluation Kit. Radio modules are mounted on the evaluation board with barrel jack (2.1/5.5 mm) power connector and DE-9F RS-232 port.

  The radio box includes:
  • Two radio modules mounted on the evaluation board
  • Two whip stub antennas
  • Two AC (100 to 240 V input) power adapters
  • Two straight RS-232 cables
  • One programming cable
  • One DE-9 loopback connector

Fig 1. Radio Box Contents

Note: The AC power adapter included in the radio kit is equipped with North America plugs. Use AC power adapter with set of international plugs from Piksi Multi Evaluation Kit to power radio in other regions.
 

Radio Carrier Board
Each radio module is mounted on the carrier board with power supply and RS-232 level shifter.

  • Size: 137 mm x 52 mm x 40 mm (with standoffs, 15 mm without)
  • Weight (with radio module): 75 g (with standoffs, 65 g without)
  • Antenna Weight:
    • 900 MHz: 33 g
    • 2.4 GHz: 25 g
  • Antenna Connector: SMA
  • Power Input: 6 to 30 V DC (barrel jack 2.1/5.5 mm)
  • Data Interface: RS-232 (DE-9F)
  • Standoffs screw size: #2-56 standard thread

Radio Programming
Follow steps in FreeWave Radio Basic Configuration article for basic radio setup in the RTK system.
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2018 12:18PM PST
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