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- Dec 3, 2015
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So i finally decided to swap out the v1 for my r7. Before putting it up though, I opened it and looked a bit further into the internals.@jdong mentioned that there are traces on the R7's PCB that appeared to go to a location reserved for a UART chip, but the chip isn't present. In my opinion the biggest hold up likely isn't the technology or API development, but simply Uniden needing to navigate the minefield of existing patents issued to Escort Radar & Valentine Research. They need to cross it without stepping on the others patents, or else negotiate a licensing deal with one or more patent holders.
Here's an even better reference on a thread with information from the FCC filing about the R7.Post automatically merged:
https://fccid.io/AMWUA1901 FCC.gov link: FCC ID AMWUA1901 Registration Information From FCC.gov Note the limited Ka band coverage BRD mentioned previously: 10.500 - 10.550 GHz (X Band) 23.900 - 24.250 GHz (K Band) 33.400 - 35.700 GHz (Ka Superwideband) Some internal photos: Test report...www.rdforum.org
@SquirrelMaster and @InsipidMonkey were helpful in finding this.
Those test pads labeled bt TX and bt rx don't really do much. They go to a chip that isn't installed which appears to mux or switch the serial from the USB/mcu to the bt pads.
More interestingly though, the extra 2 pins on the rj12 jack appear to be for communication. They trace back to a set of pins on the mcu that are either IIC or Uart (serial). I think it is IIC however because of the circuitry that the signal goes through before getting to the mcu. I think we will see a dongle or two in the future.