I tried a seperate PSU -- no different
I updated all the software - no different
I connected the Pluto straight to th Raspberry Pi USB ( not through the powered USB Hub )
and it worked!!!!!
I say it again - IT WORKED!!!
So the next question is why? It is connected to the USB 3 on the RPi but the hub is USB 3.
The USB 3 hub works well with Portsdown 4.
So other findings:
Works from Portsdown 4 Langstone menu as well. Takes a little while to switch.
Tried the SD card in a SD card reader and that works. ( Once the SD memory card has been setup to work in the RPi,s SD card slot you can remove it and use it from a SD card reader plugged into a USB slot. Works for Portsdown 4 and Langstone but only once programmed )
This could allow people to use a Portsdown 4 or Langstone SD in USB card reader as two different systems.
Switching back and forth between Portsdown and Langstone can take a while because Portsdown issues a rebooot command to the Pluto, so you have to wait until it finishes booting.
Being able to boot the Pi from a USB card reader seems to be a recent addition to the OS. I believe it will also boot from a a USB hard disk or SSD.
would it be easy to add an additional sub-menu in the SET menu to allow a choice of display format, e.g.
(a) spectrum and waterfall (as at present)
(b) only waterfall
(c) only spectrum ?
In the case of (c), this would enable a bit more vertical detail on the spectrum display.
After doing a fair bit of reading here I have ordered the correct sound card, the one I had was not a good fit, should take a little over a week to arrive (eBay).
Pi4 4Gb, Extra cooling on the CPU. Pluto wide band.
Thanks for the great write-up and some incentive to try!
Log in to the Pluto, as described here https://wiki.analog.com/university/tool ... s/firmware
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# fw_setenv attr_name compatible # fw_setenv attr_val ad9364 # reboot
Current version of fw=0.30
Downloaded and tried to install 0.32 from github
https://wiki.analog.com/university/tool ... s/firmware <-- says to copy both m2k.frm and pluto.frm, however the 0.32 zip does NOT contain a m2k.*
I went ahead and copied pluto.frm and did the Eject to update. It appears to have worked (watching LEDs blink). Now when I run "iio_attr -a -C fw_version" I get the following:
# # iio_attr -a -C fw_version
# Multiple contexts found. Please select one using --uri:
-sh: Multiple: not found
# 0: (cf-ad9361-dds-core-lpc, ad9361-phy, cf-ad9361-lpc, xadc, adm1177 o
n Analog Devices PlutoSDR Rev.B (Z7010/AD9363)) [local:]
-sh: syntax error: unexpected word (expecting ")")
# 1: 192.168.2.1 (Analog Devices PlutoSDR Rev.B (Z7010-AD9363A)), serial
-sh: syntax error: unexpected "("
Installed Pluto on pi. Pi comes up and I get the "light blue screen of hope" (Langstone Xcvr Loading..) but nothing more. It hangs.
Hope I haven't gotten things mixed versions of something???
If I can get the time I will try it over then next day or so.
In the meantime I suggest that you could try loading v0.31 which is known to work OK.
See my new post regarding updates to the Langstone which should help diagnose some of the more common hardware issues.