The Python software tool you need to write the ClockBuilderPro's register file to the GPSDO-2 unit and/or to upgrade to latest firmware if ever needed. Use the following in order:
Power GPSDO-2 with 5V DC at the SMA input. Insert USB cable, run Python Software tool exe. Choose COM Port, it should indicate "Connected" when correct COM port is chosen.
Then Load Registers file of your own (produced by the ClockBuildersPro Software) and press "Write to EEPROM". Then power-reset and you are ready.
The latest firmware of GPSDO-2 MCU. Rename the extension to .bin if missing after download. For firmware upgrades, open the top cover, insert 2 jumpers on JP3 and JP4, apply 5VDC, connect USB cable, run the Python tool, select the last COM port (no need to indicate "connected", and press firmware update.Chose this .bin file when prompted. When it shows "Verification OK", power reset. Then remove jumpers, power reset again, run the python tool, connect to COM port, Choose GPS settings and press "delete user". Choose Si5342 settings and press "delete user settings" and then load Registers file from ClockBuildersPro and press "program EEPROM". Power reset and you are done!
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The ClockBuilderPro's registers file we load when shipping the GPSO-2. Rename the extension to .txt if missing after download. Out0 on 10 MHZ and Out1 on 200 MHZ with holdover, The GPS receiver is set to output 1 HZ when without a fix, 10 MHZ when it has a 3D-fix. When locked, you can remove GPS antenna to check holdover mode. The unit will get out of lock but it will still produce both output channels. Replace GPS antenna and it will lock again.
If for any reason you need to run UBLOX u-center software tool, first press "transparent mode" in the GPS settings menu, close the python tool window and then run u-center.
Here is the Clock Builders Pro project file if you would need to edit anything. The register configuration file above is exported from this project file.
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Here are instructions how to export a ClockBuilderPro's register configuration file to a .txt file to be used by the software tool.
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