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RFD900+ and RFD900x compatibility

(Alex Chen) #1

Hi All!

Is there any combination of firmwares and setting that can link RFD900+ and RFD900x together? I tried various combinations and all failed. I see that “format” number is different but does that mean that they are downward incompatible? Didn’t find anything informative on this topic (((

(Matthew ) #2

the rfd900+ and 900x are not cross compatible with any of the current firmwares, and I don’t believe they will ever be at least not in the near future.

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(Alex Chen) #3

That’s a pity. Cross-compatibility could increase the value of both products. At least I don’t see why they can’t. The worst is that they don’t advertise that incompatibility, confusing users who have to wonder why RFD900, RFD900+, RFD900u are compatible, but RFD900x is not.

(Andras Schaffer) #4

rfdx900x is a completely different architecture, based on a 32bit processor instead of the 8bit one in the older models.Downward compatibility is inhibiting new features. Why would somebody buy a thing with extended capabilities and use with a limited firmware?

(Alex Chen) #5

The case is simple. I have old but still working UAV with RFD900p and I want to use it with my new ground station that I made for work with newer UAVs. I’m conscious of limitations, but I want to bind them without replacing modems.

Anyway, it would be great if they noted, that RFD900x is incompatible with other RFD900 models.