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KIM1&2 Shield (PC – ArduinoUno – STM32Nucleo) by Kinéis

KIM1 &2 shield boards are designed to make integration of the KIM1&2 module much easier.

It is specifically designed to use Kinéis modules and start transmitting in few minutes. Its dimensions are 8.5cm x 5.56cm x 1.8cm and is stackable on the Arduino Uno board or STM32Nucleo board. You can also connect directly to your Computer via an USB port.

An GUI application software is provided  and all necessary documentation to help you configure the device.

The application software allows you to

  • Read the Modules settings
  • Transmit Payloads using differnet modulations (LDA2,VLDA4,LDK)
  • Receive Payloads (KIM2 only – using Sat emulator SDR )
  • Transmission segments with satellite prediction pass.
  • Repeat randomly a the payloads or use a Satellite Pass predicition calculation.

The Kim1 Shield is composed of different parts described in the figure below:

Antenna connector:
The antenna is connected through a 50-ohm female SMA connector, and thus needs to be matched at 50 ohms at the desired transmission frequency.

The Kim1 shield may be stacked on the Arduino Uno board or on the STM32 Nucleo board, or operated on its own as an interface board with a PC connection.
When stacked on the Arduino Uno or STM32 Nucleo board, it can benefit from the following features:

• 5V power supply
• MCU (Microcontroller Unit) with open-source software platform

The configurations below are thus possible:

Hardware Description: