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Online David Pitts

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2015, 01:01:04 PM »
Here is a link to new F16v2. The signals are from left to right GND, CLK, Data, V.  This matches the same pin outs for E682 which is the most used controller in the hobby. The spacing is 3.5mm on center.

http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/topic,1384.0.html

The more I think about it this may be another product I am thinking about. I think to get maximum distance from a controller to string a differential driver/receiver may be needed. Like many of the pixel extenders out there but with minimal cost. I envision  two channels of transceiving  and two channels of receiving on the other end.
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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2015, 07:19:30 PM »
Corey,
Thanks for the updates also Count me in for some  ;)
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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2015, 07:38:25 PM »
Dave - that is a monster I hadn't seen yet!  Are you still in beta with that board or in production?
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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 09:24:29 PM »
Dave - that is a monster I hadn't seen yet!  Are you still in beta with that board or in production?

It is still in beta. I had to stop working on it for Christmas. I have had great tests so far and see no road blocks other then other projects. (FPD debugging, NEO and Xlights coding).

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2015, 07:41:45 AM »
I like this idea and cans see some great uses.  Corocanes as an example.  I would like to put a few of these in my display but distance between nodes has been a concern.  This would eliminate that concern.  I would be in for buying a few.  Great job.

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2015, 07:42:43 AM »
I would be HIGHLY interested in 10-20 of these....

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2015, 08:31:04 AM »
This is my fault for not keeping up on the uSC threads, but I had no idea the uSC did 50' to first node!  I would urge someone to get this info in plain sight.  Game changer for me. 

Now that makes it interesting for best self contained 50' rig: Hub+uSC vs F16+uAMP  Right now, the edge going toward F16+uAMP for test mode and cost... 

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2015, 07:24:53 PM »

This is my fault for not keeping up on the uSC threads, but I had no idea the uSC did 50' to first node!  I would urge someone to get this info in plain sight.  Game changer for me. 

Now that makes it interesting for best self contained 50' rig: Hub+uSC vs F16+uAMP  Right now, the edge going toward F16+uAMP for test mode and cost...

Look at Corey's videos he has one where he was testing distance on the usc and was just using plain extension cord :)

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 03:29:02 AM »
Id be in for a few of these too.... probably a dozen or so just to have some on hand :)
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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2015, 01:56:29 PM »
I ran into a distance limitation with a Zeus and had to come up with an
alternative solution.     Count me in.

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2015, 02:06:33 PM »
Depending on cost, I'm interested in 15-25.  Possibly more.

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 02:13:23 PM »
Great addition that increases options, which is always good.  Count me in!

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2015, 02:26:32 PM »
I ran into a distance limitation with a Zeus and had to come up with an
alternative solution.     

I couldn't get more than 6' from my Zeus without issues but I got 15' when testing the SSCv4?!  F16 was good to 12' and I recall David stating 25' but need to test myself. 

Sorry for not posting previously, but looking for 15-20 of these. 

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2015, 02:33:58 PM »
I'm interested in 5 to 10 of these as well.

Also, would it be possible to use 2 of these to extend a Pixelnet signal?  I was wondering if the device could handle the link rate of Pixelnet.  If so, would differential skew between the two signals cause a problem?

Thanks,

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Re: Introducing New Hardware - Amp, Micro Amp - Signal Processor / Amplifier
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2015, 04:52:03 PM »
I'm interested in 5 to 10 of these as well.

Also, would it be possible to use 2 of these to extend a Pixelnet signal?  I was wondering if the device could handle the link rate of Pixelnet.  If so, would differential skew between the two signals cause a problem?

Thanks,

Jim
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