Quick Start

Data Link connects devices with RS-232 ports to RF communications through external antennas. In addition, Data Link sends RSSI to monitorize the RF signal strength.

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Connection diagram

Read the Software Installation section to configure Data Link. After that, follow the Hardware Installation section. To use the radio with other specific devices, read Integration Examples.

Warnings

  • Users must not power on a Data Link without a suitable antenna or load 50\(\Omega\) connected to the SMA.

Danger

This may damage the Data Link unit.

  • The power supply must be in the following range: 6.5 - 36V.

  • The installation, removal, or maintenance of any antenna system components must be undertaken only by qualified and experienced personnel.

  • Never work on an antenna system when there is lightning in the area.

Requirements

  • Power supply of 6.5 - 36V DC.

  • Computer with RS-232 connection. If it does not have RS-232 connector, an USB to RS232 converter can be employed.

  • A communication terminal (such as Kitty or Putty).

  • Antenna. Recommended antennas are listed in Operating antennas section.