Manufacturing the boards

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  After meticulously reviewing the schematic and the layout, and correcting all DFM issues, the boards have finally been sent out! Everything looked good, however the PCB manufacturer did warn us about pushing the limits of their plating capabilities with the 3mil annular rings we used for the 8mil vias. We followed most good engineering practices so… Read more »

________ Defined Radio

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Software defined radios (SDRs) are a popular topic amongst amateurs, novices and professionals in the radio field.  They’ve been around for quite some time, and, in the last 10 years, have become significantly less expensive and increasingly available. Recently, an inexpensive DVB-T / FM radio USB receiver dongle (RTL2382U) was found to supply raw complex samples when put… Read more »