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Post subject: SMDK
Unread post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005
I am new to RF design and it is not really
my field. So please execuse me and neglect the question if it is too
naive for this forum.
My interest is in prototyping a small receiver
test bed to obtain a practical evaluation of some algorithms and architectures.
My question to you is about the commercialy available Surface Mount
Developement kits (SMDKs). I read about them and they seem to support
rapid prototyping of RF circuits. How are these kits as an alternative
to designing PCBs (since I am only interested in test bed evaluation
not product design)? Are there any issues (like impedence matching)
that become important when these kits are used for prototyping? In summary,
for my case, is it a smart option to go in for the SMDK rather than
designing a PCB?Posted