Can I fit any Expansion Module in any RF Explorer model?
Yes, both firmware and hardware are ready to work with any combination.
For instance, you can enhance a wideband RF Explorer WSUB1G with a RFEM24G module to get access to 2.4GHz band as well as 240-960 MHz band. The exact same functionality is available if you enhance a RF Explorer 2.4GHz with a REFMWSub1G module. So both combinations work the same.
How many Expansion Modules can fit in RF Explorer?
Due to size constraints, there is room for 1 single Expansion Module at a time.
Are there plans for additional frequency band coverage?
Absolutely, we are working hard to extend the available choices to frequencies below 240MHz and higher than 960MHz. We will be publishing details in the News section and Twitter whenever there are Beta program available for new modules.
Can you give more details on future frequency band options?
Not yet. We prototype a lot with solutions available from different vendors (Silabs, ADI, TI, Microchip, RFMD, MiniCircuits, Skyworks, Hittite, Maxim... to name a few) to get the most affordable and powerful combination that can fit into RF Explorer.
In our experience, unfortunately the more specific a RF product is, the more restrictive vendors are offering samples for prototyping. In some cases we had to wait for 2 months and pay more than $500 for a sample order...
It takes months before we can really go for a pre-production Beta batch. That means we are not able to provide any reliable details before we are certain a given solution will be feasible.