USBC Breakout Board
The USB-C USB Breakout Board allows access to signals going into the Windfreak products with a USB-C connector. These signals are UART (TX and RX), Power (+5V), Trigger, Reference and Ground. The USB signals are also passed through. 3 Resistor positions, with cuttable bridges allow selection of power sources (USB, Terminal Block, or Barrel Connector). If no resistor bridges are cut, be sure and only connect one power source at a time.
Not all Windfreak USB-C products have Trigger and Reference available on the USB-C connector. Below is a list of Windfreak USB-C products and their signals:
- SynthHD Mini – Power, Ground, UART, Trigger Input, Reference I/O
- SynthNV Pro – Power, Ground, UART
- SynthHD Pro – Ground, UART
- SynthHD – Ground, UART
Warning: This Breakout Board is not designed to work with any other products but the ones listed above. Trigger and Reference are single sided signals. This is an open circuit board. Please take care not to let come into contact with metal during operation to avoid short circuits which may cause damage to your PC. Open circuits are also more susceptible to ESD damage. Please use ESD straps and other ESD procedures to prevent damage.
Note: While all RF Signal Generators by Windfreak Technologies are manufactured in the USA with USA sourced components, these simple breakout boards are currently manufactured in China. There are no active components on board.