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''' Magister'''
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[[Image:Magister1.gif|thumb|500px]]
 
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The project leader for the Magister board is Lyle Johnson, KK7P
 
The project leader for the Magister board is Lyle Johnson, KK7P
  
Magister is an FPGA based interface controller card that provides a high-speed USB 2.0 interface for the Atlas bus, as well as limited additional I/O lines intended for radio control (e.g., bandswitching, CW paddle and so forth).  It uses the same Altera Cyclone II FPGA as Ozy and is capable of running the current Ozy code (as of 18 September 2009).
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'''Magister''' is an FPGA based interface controller card that provides a high-speed USB 2.0 interface for the Atlas bus, as well as limited additional I/O lines intended for radio control (e.g., bandswitching, CW paddle and so forth).  It uses the same Altera Cyclone II FPGA as Ozy and is capable of running the current Ozy code (as of 19 September 2009).
  
 
The USB interface uses a Cypress FX2 chip, supporting full duplex USB communications at > 30MB/s.
 
The USB interface uses a Cypress FX2 chip, supporting full duplex USB communications at > 30MB/s.
  
The FPGA also provides the necessary control logic and data formatting for the Janus board as well serial and parallel interfaces for user defined I/O.
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'''Magister is available from [http://www.iquadlabs.com iQuadLabs]'''
 
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[[Image:Magister1.gif]]
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Magister Development History  
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===Magister Development History===
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[[Image:Magister2.gif|thumb|500px|Magister prototype in operation with Mercury]]
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The project was undertaken by KK7P in mid-summer 2009.  Three prototypes were constructed by early September 2009.  Magister loads and runs current HPSDR code.
  
The project was undertaken by KK7P in mid-summer 2009.  Three prototypes were constructed by early September 2009.  Magister loads and runs current HPSDR code.  Further testing is underway as this is written (19 September 2009).
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Magister was initially released under the TAPR NCL until TAPR hds an opportunity to build an initial quantity and distribute them.
  
Magister is initially released under NCL until TAPR has an opportunity to build an initial quantity and distribute them, after which the design materials will be re-released under OHL.
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Now that TAPR is sold out, and to support the project while awaiting the GigE-based interface card, Magister is now released under the TAPR Open Hardware License.
  
Design materials will be posted soon.
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Design material are available on hamsdr.
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* PCB files: http://www.hamsdr.com/personaldirectory.aspx?id=1108
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* Schematic: http://www.hamsdr.com/personaldirectory.aspx?id=1109
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* Bill of Materials: http://www.hamsdr.com/personaldirectory.aspx?id=1110
  
[[Image:Magister2.gif]]
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The PCB files are complete, and the entire design is released under the TAPR OHL.
  
Magister prototype in operation with Mercury.
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[[Category:Hardware available]]

Latest revision as of 11:50, 15 September 2011

Magister1.gif

The project leader for the Magister board is Lyle Johnson, KK7P

Magister is an FPGA based interface controller card that provides a high-speed USB 2.0 interface for the Atlas bus, as well as limited additional I/O lines intended for radio control (e.g., bandswitching, CW paddle and so forth). It uses the same Altera Cyclone II FPGA as Ozy and is capable of running the current Ozy code (as of 19 September 2009).

The USB interface uses a Cypress FX2 chip, supporting full duplex USB communications at > 30MB/s.

Magister is available from iQuadLabs

Magister Development History

Magister prototype in operation with Mercury

The project was undertaken by KK7P in mid-summer 2009. Three prototypes were constructed by early September 2009. Magister loads and runs current HPSDR code.

Magister was initially released under the TAPR NCL until TAPR hds an opportunity to build an initial quantity and distribute them.

Now that TAPR is sold out, and to support the project while awaiting the GigE-based interface card, Magister is now released under the TAPR Open Hardware License.

Design material are available on hamsdr.

The PCB files are complete, and the entire design is released under the TAPR OHL.