Wireless Development System
The QwikRadio Development System comprises the hardware, firmware and software resources commonly used by wireless designers in the design and development of radio design. QDS (QwikRadio Development System) offer a comprehensive test suite that allow the developer/designer to vary a number of electrical firmware, software and antenna parameters to facilitate the optimal architecture and topology for the given application being developed.
The QwikRadioT Development System ("QDS") is intended for use solely by engineers for the purpose
of evaluating the feasibility of implementing the QwikRadioT series of Micrel's RF IC's in various
wireless applications. The user's evaluation must be limited to use of the development system within a
environment which provides for adequate isolation of RF emissions which might be caused by operation
of the QDS. In field testing, the device must not be operated in a residential area or any area where radio
devices might be subject to harmful electrical interference. This Kit has not been certified for use by the
FCC in accord with Part 15 ETSI I-ETS 300 220 or I-ETS 300 220-1 regulations or other known standards
of operation governing radio emissions.
The development system includes
two evaluation boards with the following features:
QwikRadioTM chip with on-board configurable
bandwidth, LO, frequency, data slicing ref. and AGC.
Input impedance matching capability
Self-contained and regulated power supply
Three multi-configurable receive antenna ports
OOK (on-off keyed) on-board transmitter with three
multi-configurable antenna ports
MCU with rx, wakeup, pushbutton and DIP inputs as
well as tx, enable, LED, piezo and relay outputs
Sample embedded firmware and software for wireless
RS-232 interface with standard DB-9 connector
Windows-based software for RS-232
Multiple jumper configurations
Multi-electrical test point header
The two development boards along with the
supporting firmware and software have a wide
range of uses for the evaluation and development
of wireless applications using Micrel's QwikRadio series of RF IC's.
System range testing
Sales Sheet - Overview of the DS-QDS wireless development system (pdf)
User's Guide - Full user's guide for the DS-QDS wireless development system (pdf)