[hpsdr] Getting Mercury to work with Magister..need some help please
mcquate at sonic.net
Thu Jan 24 09:51:49 PST 2013
I'll leave it to someone else to address the proper jumpers on Magister.
The fact that you're getting "ADC overload" flashing on PowerSDR
screen indicates that you have some communication between your PC and
the hpsdr hardware. No signals may mean that the firmware on the boards
needs to be updated so that it is all compatible and also compatible
Open the PowerSDR setup dialog. Click "General" on the top row of tabs,
and "HPSDR" on the second row. Below and to the right are the firmware
versions of each of the installed boards. Current firmware versions,
from the openHPSDR web page, http://openhpsdr.org/download.php, are
Ozy_Janus (and Magister) 2.4
(Please note that Ozy and Magister firmware is loaded every time
PowerSDR starts, so you do not need to manually update its
firmware--just make sure that Ozy_Janus.v24.rbf is in the same folder as
For PowerSDR, the current versions are:
single Rx: 18.104.22.168
dual Rx: 22.214.171.124
These versions of PowerSDR may be downloaded from the page
To get instructions and the necessary files to update firmware, point
your browser to svn.tapr.org
Then click on OpenHPSDR Main, and trunk.
Scroll down to USBBlaster-Binaries, and click Download at the right side
of that line.
You'll get the file
Expand the archive (eg use 7-zip "extract here" twice) and you'll have
a folder named USBBlaster-Binaries.r2847
See the README.txt for instructions. Magister is essentially a clone of
Ozy, so whenever there is a reference to Ozy, it also applies to Magister.
You will need to install the Altera Quartus II programmer from
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