Why does my PCD3.F180 stop communicating after a certain time?
In some cases it can happen that the PCD3.F180 (produced between 2006 and Febrauary 2007) works well for a certain time but suddenly stops communicating. This behaviour is related to the hardware version of the PCD3.F180.
The PCD3.F180 (produced between 2006 and Febrauary 2007) works well for a certain time but suddenly stops communicating. In some cases it is also possible that it doesn't work at all.
The base print of the PCD3.F180 was designed in a way that the ground signal was not properly stabilized. This problem has been corrected in February 2007.
As solution a bridge between the PGND and the GND terminals of the PCD3.F180 can be installed. Therefore please connect the pin 0 with pin 4 on the terminals on the front of the module.
Modules produced after February 2007 are not concerned by the problem explained in this FAQ and therefore no additional bridge is required.
PCD3 / Fxxx
Last update: 10.04.2015 22:12
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