September 2018: DLP Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the new PROTOMETER® voltmeter.
The PROTOMETER (Part Number: DLP-PMV) frees your hands and helps control clutter on your workbench as you test and modify
the circuitry on your breadboard. No more having to hold voltmeter test leads to monitor DC or AC (RMS) voltages - simply
plug a PROTOMETER into your breadboard and turn it on. Voltages up to 60V are displayed on the
miniature LCD display. The PROTOMETER is powered by a single coin cell, and it is small enough to accommodate multiple meters
monitoring multiple voltages on even a small breadboard.
This new product will be available from our distribution network and selected retailers.
DLP-RFID2P 13.56MHz Reader/Writer
June 2018: DLP Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the forthcoming DLP-RFID2P
HF RFID reader/writer.
The DLP-RFID2P is based on our popular DLP-RFID2 module. At power up, this device will
read both the UID and stored user memory from ISO15693 tags, present this data on the backlit LCD display, and also send
the data to the host PC via USB. Up and Down
buttons allow for scrolling through the user data on the LCD display. It can be powered from
either a host PC or USB battery pack. A host PC is required in order to write to ISO15693
tags via the USB interface using the provided Windows app.
This new product will be available from our distribution network.
New DLP Design Product Announcements:
DLP-RFS1280 2.4GHz LORA RF Transceiver Module with Modular Certification
December 2017 (Updated May 2018): DLP Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the DLP-RFS1280
pre-certified module based on the SX1280 transceiver chip from Semtech Corporation. This new module
implements the Semtech SX1280 transceiver, and is designed to work with an external, user-supplied
The feature set for this module includes:
FCC / IC / RED / MIC Modular Certifications in Place
On-Board Chip Antenna
U.FL Connector for External, User-Supplied Antenna
+11.5dBm Transmit Power
-131dBm Receive Sensitivity
<5.5mA Receive Current
Surface or Through-Hole Mount, 2x2.3cm Footprint
Also announced today, the DLP-RFS1280ACT demonstration platform has the following features:
Simple Pairing Method with Other Transceiver
Fully-Commented Demonstration C Source Code
Low-Power NUCLEO-L073RZT6 Microcontroller Development Board
Ranging (Distance-Measurement) Demonstration in Meters/Feet
Lighted LCD Display
Speaker/Microphone for Walkie-Talkie (Push-To-Talk) Demonstration
Internal/External Antenna Selection
Easy Mode Selection (LORA/FLRC/GFSK)
Long-Range Ping Test
CW and Modulated CW Settings
Internal/External Antenna Selection during Demonstrations
Running on the STMicroelectronics STM32L073RZ microcontroller, this demonstration platform
requires less than 55K of FLASH program memory to perform all of its functions.
Just Announced: The DLP-RFS-LOCATOR demonstrates an implementation of the DLP-RFS1280 module whereby
lost items can be found using both the Ranging (distance-measurement) feature of the SX1280 as well as a high-gain
Yagi antenna for determining the direction to the lost item. For this demonstration, the
DLP-RFS1280ACT serves as the "lost item", and its location (both distance and direction) is determined by the
July 2017: DLP Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the new DLP-FR256
module based on the MSP430FR5994 microcontroller from Texas Instruments.
The DLP-FR256 combines the same USB interface used in the DLP-USB245R module (FTDI
FT245R FIFO) with a Texas Instruments microcontroller with 256K of FRAM to form a rapid
development tool. The MSP430FR5994 microcontroller is preprogrammed with simple firmware
that demonstrates the on-board white noise generator and analog interface, and the DLP-FR256
can be reprogrammed with user firmware via four pins using a TI Launchpad (purchased separately).
You can either download the WHQL certified driver files above or use the install executable to install them.
- Make sure the USB device is not plugged in.
- Download the FTDI driver install executable.
- Run the driver exe file.
- Wait for the command window to vanish.
- Plug in the USB device and the driver will load.
Note 1: In order to use the listed DLP Design products on a 64-bit machine, the VID/PID
values in the EEPROM area must first be changed to the FTDI default of 0403/6001 (0403/6010 and 0403/6011 for dual-channel products) so that
the WHQL-certified drivers will load. Use the MPROG utility (above) on a non-64 bit (ex: XP) machine to update the values
in the EEPROM. You can also hold down F8 during boot on a 64-bit PC and disable the driver certification check so that the non-certified
drivers can be loaded and the PID changed using MPROG.
For more info: TN_129
Note 2: If an extra COM port is not available after installing the latest CDM driver, connect the USB device and open
Control Panel > System > Device Manager. Right click on USB Serial Converter under USB Controllers and select Properties, then
the Advanced tab. Check the box marked "Load VCP", then click OK. Unplug and re-plug the USB device, and the COM port will be
added. This method is also used to change the driver mode from VCP to D2XX (DLL).