Well, well, well… Look what we have here. The early access batch of Digirig Mobile is on the schedule to become available to early adopters later this month. The first 144 boards are assembled and being tested. Make sure to subscribe to the updates to be among the first on the invite list.
Separately, the aluminum extrusion enclosures are also in production. If everything goes as planned, each Digirig will have its proper home. Here are some pictures of the enclosure before application of black finish and engraving.
One of the local hams asked for help setting up his XIEGU G90 for digital modes and this sounded like a perfect opportunity for Digirig to shine. It worked out beautifully with one of the prototypes I had around the shop. For the first time Digirig was on both ends of the FT8 QSO. Many more to come.
Many no doubt will ask about interface isolation. Traditionally, this is done using audio transformers and opto-couplers on the rig side. Digirig offers a simple option for ground loops isolation on the computer side instead. I tested the prototypes with the affordable off-the-shelve USB isolators based on ADUM3160 chip:
It worked without any issues. Personally though, I wasn’t able to detect any difference between isolated and naked USB connection. It is sure nice to have this simple option available for those who might need it. Additionally to your usual online marketplaces, I plan to have this USB isolator in Digirig store available for combined shipping.
That’s all for today. Thanks all for your patience and please stay tuned for future updates.