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July 3, 2014
News - Using Modules and Sub-Ass…
about 3 years ago
Depending on the quantities to be produced, modules make sense for small runs where the fixed cost of PCB design and debugging won't be amortized across a large quantity and the unit cost for building small quantities will be higher than using modules.
When the quantities increase beyond a certain point, the fixed costs for development become less significant and the unit cost is the main factor determining cost. This would favor a custom PCB and good assembly house to build it.
about 4 years ago
I made a pcb adapter board for this that you can order from Oshpark with parts from Digikey.
Yes, the v2 of IridiumSBD works with Rockblock 9603. I've used and don't recommend using the older version of the library.
Here is a link to an adapter board I made that can be purchased for $2.95 from Oshpark.
This is the 10-pin PicoBlade connector to use:
Here is a 2 inch long 10-pin PicoBlade cable to tie the adapter board to the RockBlock 9603:
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