Updating the TCXO for an ADALM-PLUTO SDR

28th February 2021 0 By 2E0TXE

In this video from Peter at TRX Bench, we see him upgrading the TCXO on the ADALM-PLUTO SDR. This is necessary on this USB SDR transceivers in order to communicate on a steady frequency for QO-100 and other satellites.

There are a couple of interesting points to see in his video, the amount of heat needed to release the original component, the use of kapton tape to protect the other components around the ‘work area’ and his process to clean the pads ready for the new component getting added.