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  1. hello again , after a long time i am back , and this time i have found two new crystal controlled IC's that suffice my needs , MC2833 FM Transmitter and MC13136/35 and MC3362 FM Reciever IC's . These IC's are crystal controlled and i think they will be fine for my Radio controlled Car. But Will it Work good for DTMF . It think it might. Although motorola does not manufacture these IC's , but these IC's Are available here in Pakistan at a very Cheap Price of Less than a Dollar . The Main Pain in the Butt is finding the crystals and the Inductors Just right and since the Transmitter is low power i have to build a Power Amplifier of 1W/0.5W for it. The Schematics and pinouts are attached.




  2. okay 33 pins are NC which are not connected so this leaves only 67 , out of which 16 are output to led which leaves 51 pins out of which 16 are for DIN and DOUT which leaves 35 pins and out of which only 2 pins are for register select for brightness control and DCLK , the only question i want to ask is that the maximum rating of DCLK is 15Mhz and there is no min or typical value given , so since 15Mhz is maximum so i can drive it with a 1Mhz clock refrence using Timer TLC552 . That is the only question please helppp....

  3. I am Planning to build a parallel port led dimmer using ti's TLC5904 which uses 8 data inputs for adjusting the brightness or in other words current . you can control upto 15 LED's using this IC .

    I know how to interface the parallel port But there is some complication in this is , i don't understand what is a DOUT For , DIN DCLK are used for input for brighness control , and there input will come from a parallel port , since a parallel port is a 8 bit ouput from a computer  . i don't know why dclk is for , do i have give external clock pulse . here is the ic pinout



  4. yeah i get it , this means the TX-500 will be rock solid transmitter if it is PLL Controlled . and one more thing the IC i have for the radio is a KA22425 and also it's equivalent CXA1618M , well the PDf is attached .  i know it is not PLL Controlled but why it is stable . i also used it to check my walkie talkie and what do you know , it is quite stable also , it was also quite stable with my FM transmitters , i previously build . it also has a LED indicator to indicate if the channel is selected



  5. Still i must say that Toner Transfer method is the best , i have printed an adaptor which is 7 to 10 mil and with perfect results . Just using simple glossy paper , which just cost's nothing compared to the photographic method and an iron. i have also tried the Photoresist method  but with not sufficient results. i still Stick with The Toner Transfer method .
    i will show some pics of the board in the next post.

  6. But in the original schematic it is with this configration , take  a look here .. i am a little confused here  ???

    and look at the power meter also ...

    really confused , don't know what to do , then just to experiment.  ???

    I think the varactor are in the right direction because it is actuallly reverse biased and the voltage from the variable resistor varies at the cathode.



  7. well i have completed the Oscillator section and here are the PCb board layouts and schematics .

    For your question that i will have crowded bands , the answer is that 105mhz FM Band has no radio station , so it will work for me . and keep in mind this is only a educational project. SO NO LICENCING REQUIRED  ;)

    Now i am making the power meter to test the circuit .




  8. I will be using a 12V battery pack. and also be using MPSH10 VHF/UHF Transistor , and what do you know , it has really low frequency drift.  i will also be making a board layout with ground plane. so well this all will reduce frequency drift , but using a PLL would be really nice to reduce frequency drifts. but PLL Controllers are not so easy to make.

  9. i have a FM Radio kit which i have tested and it is built around a samsung am/fm radio IC , it is a full superhet FM Reciever with preamphasis and PLL Tuning , It uses a Gang Capacitor for tuning ,  i would require a frequency filter of some sort for the dtmf frequecies. so when there is no signal the car should not be doing anything. The wire is insulated actually , the color of insulation and the qualtiy of the picture makes it look like bare wire.

    The question is how can i apply a quartz crystal here , my fm radio reciever has a ceramic resonater for stability. but how can i apply it in the transmitter section.

    hmm but i can also use a varactor diode for stability in the oscillator section , the tunable coil L1 gives good stability also.

    Here is a link for the DTMF Remote control. http://wiredworld.tripod.com/tronics/remote_control.html

  10. Today i will go to get ferrite beads and the RF Transistors. Well The emitter resistors i don't know which values to put , do they have to be greater in term of power i mean 1/2w or 1w or 2w maybe or in value and Wattage.
    Well i am going to build a prototype and i am going to build three different units first , the Oscillator seperate , the Seperatar/Amplifier seperate , but how do i shield it ???
    one more thing i will make the power meter also seperate.

    i have another idea of building an oscillator , why not use a opamp with gain bandwidth product of almost 500Mhz , and then use a summer with gain 2 and add or mix the two frequencies . it is more robust i think.

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