[eagle] Re: Jim's comments

Dick Jansson-rr rjansson at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jul 18 05:15:37 PDT 2007



One difficulty in your suggested "little daughter board" is that while the
circuitry may not take much space, getting the cooling of that PCB to the
module baseplate may require much more volume and it is restrictive as to
where you place this daughter board. In the current design of the URx that
is one of the three areas needing the added heat sinks.


Dick Jansson, KD1K

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From: eagle-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:eagle-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of
Juan Rivera
Sent: Wednesday, 18 July, 2007 05.06
To: 'Jim Sanford'
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McFadin'; 'AMSAT Eagle'; 'Samsonoff at Mac. Com'; 'Juan.Rivera ((Work))'
Subject: [eagle] Re: Jim's comments




  What if we just disable the CAN-Do module's step-down converter and create
a small PCB that would attach to the 40-pin header and be the home for the
power supplies for whatever was in the other side of the enclosure - in this
case the receiver analog circuitry.  The CAN-Do module would get its power
from that little board and so would the receiver.  In the case of this
receiver we could put all the power supplies on a PCB about the size of a
large postage stamp.



2)    Moves the 157 kHz receiver switching power supply to the separate
compartment in the front on that little daughter board and gets rid of that
spur in the passband


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