Timewave's Powerful DSP Technology
Improves the PK-232!
Timewave's customers swear by their DSP filters and PK-232 owners love
the flexibility and reliability of the most popular data controller ever
built. The PK-232/DSP rolls it all into one! The PK-232/DSP daughter board
brings a new level of performance to the legendary PK-232 with sharp, accurate
filters for all the data modes. Noise and QRM bounce off the new filters
for cleaner copy with fewer errors than the old analog filters. Weak signals
magically appear from the noise.
More Filters, Better Filters, Automatic selection
The PK-232 was designed in 1985 before the advent of affordable DSP technology.
The filters in today's analog TNC's were state-of-the art in 1985, but they
pale beside the performance of DSP filters. (We know a bit about RTTY/Data
filters - old and new. Timewave built a DSP Terminal Unit for the U.S. Navy
in 1988, before most amateur radio companies could even spell DSP! Unfortunately,
$3000 for a TU was a little high for the average ham, so we put DSP on hold
for the ham market until 1993).
The PK-232/DSP brickwall filters have tighter bandwidth and steeper skirts
for improved noise and QRM rejection. A new version of the PK-232 firmware
(Ver. 7.2) allows a wider selection of filters than the original PK-232,
so the filter can match the mode. The correct DSP filter is automatically
selected when you choose a new mode. In RTTY, Timewave's proven Twin Peak
filters pluck the mark and space tones from the noise and QRM for great
copy. In PACTOR, the filter bandwidth automaticallly changes when the baud
rate shifts in response to the error rate of the link. In Morse (CW), the
operator can preset either 100 Hz or 200 Hz bandwidth.
The PK-232/DSP is completely compatible with all existing software terminal
programs for the PK-232.
Easy Upgrade Installation
On-the-air performance of an upgraded PK-232/PK-232/MBX is identical
to the new PK-232/ DSP! Upgrade installation in the PK-232 and PK-232MBX
is easy. If you have installed a PK-232MBX daughterboard, you already know
how to install the PK-232/DSP daughterboard. It's as simple as plugging
in the daughterboard and 2 new PK-232 EPROMS, soldering three connections,
and clipping a couple of component leads. If you have a early PK-232 without
the MBX (mailbox) daughterboard, you get both the MBX and DSP daughterboards
with the new ver. 7.2 EPROMs to bring your PK-232 up to date. There are
some variations of the procedure, depending upon which version of the PK-232
you have. The upgrade comes with complete instructions, in addition to Timewave's
on-line and telephone support. Dealer and factory installation is also available.
All Proven Modes
The PK-232/DSP supports all the PK-232 modes - PACTOR, VHF/HF Packet, AMTOR/SITOR,
Baudot, ASCII, Morse, HF Weather FAX, TDM, and NAVTEX. The PK232/DSP upgrade
includes the MBX upgrade for maildrop operation for Packet, AMTOR, and PACTOR.
|Specifications - DSP|
||A/D - D/A
|| Digital Signal Processor
||Analog Devices ADSP2104|
|| Size (DSP daughterboard)
|| 2.5" x 4.5"|
- Digital Signal Processor
- 16 Bit A/D-D/A
- 18 DSP Filters
- Twin Peak RTTY Filters
- Adaptive PACTOR filters
- 100 Hz CW Filter
- Automatic Operation
- All standard modes
- Low tone set for Europe
Packet 300 bps HF
Packet 1200 bps VHF
Timewave carries a complete line of accessories for the Data controller product lines. The accessories include power supplies, cables, connectors, manuals and upgrades. Please call or email us with your requirements.
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