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Colin G4KLB has done an excellent video on constructing the MiniTiouner:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXUIQPeslwM
 
Colin G4KLB has done an excellent video on constructing the MiniTiouner:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXUIQPeslwM
 
===Compatible NIM===
 
  
 
The version 1 PCB was designed for use with the Sharp and Edeartek tuner NIMs available from the BATC shop in 2015 and 2016.
 
The version 1 PCB was designed for use with the Sharp and Edeartek tuner NIMs available from the BATC shop in 2015 and 2016.
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===Serit NIM Adapter card===
 
===Serit NIM Adapter card===
  
Due to the Sharp NIM going obsolete, from Jan 2017 the BATC only sells a NIM from Serit.  However as the pinout is different between the 2 units and a simple adapter board to enable the Serit NIM to be plugged in to the original MiniTiouner PCB.
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Due to the Sharp NIM going obsolete, from Jan 2017 the BATC only sells a NIM from Serit.  However, as the pinout is different from the Sharp NIM, a simple adapter board is required to enable the Serit NIM to be plugged in to the original MiniTiouner PCB.
  
 
[[File:Serit.JPG|400px]]
 
[[File:Serit.JPG|400px]]
  
Brian G4EWJ has designed a PCB and the blank board and the Serit FTS-4335V NIM is available [https://batc.org.uk/shop/minituner in the BATC shop].
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Brian G4EWJ has designed a PCB and the blank board and the Serit NIM is available [https://batc.org.uk/shop/minituner in the BATC shop].
  
  You only require the adaptor PCB if you are upgrading a MiniTiouner version 1 hardware to use the Serit tuner.
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  You only require the adaptor PCB if you are upgrading a MiniTiouner version 1 hardware to use the Serit tuner. Any new constructors should use the version 2 board which will not need the adapter PCB.
  
 
The adapter card build instructions, Parts List, Schematic and silkscreen print are in this zip file.  NOTE - the kit referred to in the documentation is no longer available:
 
The adapter card build instructions, Parts List, Schematic and silkscreen print are in this zip file.  NOTE - the kit referred to in the documentation is no longer available:
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[[media:Serit_FTS4335V_Converter_Kit_MTK2_Instructions_v1-07_Parts_Build_A1_v1_Schematic_A1_v2_Silkscreen.zip]]
 
[[media:Serit_FTS4335V_Converter_Kit_MTK2_Instructions_v1-07_Parts_Build_A1_v1_Schematic_A1_v2_Silkscreen.zip]]
  
Note: As of April 2017 a new main PCB has been designed to directly take the Serit tuner - any new constructors should use this version 2 new board which will not need the adapter PCB.
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===Compatible NIM types===
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Only NIMs ( Network Interface Module) or tuners that have the following STMicroelectronics chips can be used:
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*Zero tuner chip can be STB6100, STV6110, STV6111, STV6120
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*Demodulator chip STV0903, STV0913, STV0910
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The following NIMs can be used:
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* Eardatek EDS-4B47FF1B+ (sold by BATC shop during 2015 / 16)
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* Sharp F7VZ0169 (sold by BATC shop during 2016)
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* Samsung DNBU10711IST
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* Samsung DNBU10512IST
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* LG TDQX-S001F
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* Serit SP2246
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* Serit FTS-4335 - Sold by BATC shop in 2017 but with different pin out so needs the adapter card.
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Please use the BATC forum for any feedback on this project http://www.batc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4853
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Please use the BATC forum for any feedback on this project https://forum.batc.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=105
  
  
 
When you have built your MiniTiouner, you can check it using the software "TestMyMiniTiouner" included in the [[MiniTioune software|Minitioune software package]].
 
When you have built your MiniTiouner, you can check it using the software "TestMyMiniTiouner" included in the [[MiniTioune software|Minitioune software package]].

Latest revision as of 00:21, 20 July 2018

The original MiniTiouner hardware launched in 2015 used a PCB designed by Brian G4 EWJ to enable easy home construction of the MiniTiouner hardware and components for over 200 units have been sold around the world.

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All the project documentation is available for download in the zip file:

File:MTK1 Instructions v1-9, Parts v5, Overlay, Schematic v1.zip

Colin G4KLB has done an excellent video on constructing the MiniTiouner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXUIQPeslwM

The version 1 PCB was designed for use with the Sharp and Edeartek tuner NIMs available from the BATC shop in 2015 and 2016.

Serit NIM Adapter card

Due to the Sharp NIM going obsolete, from Jan 2017 the BATC only sells a NIM from Serit. However, as the pinout is different from the Sharp NIM, a simple adapter board is required to enable the Serit NIM to be plugged in to the original MiniTiouner PCB.

Serit.JPG

Brian G4EWJ has designed a PCB and the blank board and the Serit NIM is available in the BATC shop.

You only require the adaptor PCB if you are upgrading a MiniTiouner version 1 hardware to use the Serit tuner. Any new constructors should use the version 2 board which will not need the adapter PCB.

The adapter card build instructions, Parts List, Schematic and silkscreen print are in this zip file. NOTE - the kit referred to in the documentation is no longer available:

media:Serit_FTS4335V_Converter_Kit_MTK2_Instructions_v1-07_Parts_Build_A1_v1_Schematic_A1_v2_Silkscreen.zip

Compatible NIM types

Only NIMs ( Network Interface Module) or tuners that have the following STMicroelectronics chips can be used:

  • Zero tuner chip can be STB6100, STV6110, STV6111, STV6120
  • Demodulator chip STV0903, STV0913, STV0910

The following NIMs can be used:

  • Eardatek EDS-4B47FF1B+ (sold by BATC shop during 2015 / 16)
  • Sharp F7VZ0169 (sold by BATC shop during 2016)
  • Samsung DNBU10711IST
  • Samsung DNBU10512IST
  • LG TDQX-S001F
  • Serit SP2246
  • Serit FTS-4335 - Sold by BATC shop in 2017 but with different pin out so needs the adapter card.


Please use the BATC forum for any feedback on this project https://forum.batc.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=105


When you have built your MiniTiouner, you can check it using the software "TestMyMiniTiouner" included in the Minitioune software package.