FAB9000 Utility Modules

All miscellaneous modules. If there’s anything I missed, or something that doesn’t fit neatly into any of the above categories, we’ll put there here.

FAB9002 – “Bridge” Extension Module

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Our different FAB Modules come in different standard sizes (2.0 x 2.5, 2.0 x 3.0″, etc…), and sometimes you may want to keep all your Modules equal in length when laid side by side in (2) columns.  Some cases where I see this is if you want your XLR Input and Output Modules aligned at the same offset, so you can mount them on your chosen case.

This utility module is a simple “extender” module, whose sole function is to add some extra length space to your modules. It’s just a direct pass-through, as you can see from the PCB traces in the diagram below. That is all, nothing special, nothing extraordinary…. but could be useful in certain cases.

FAB9002

Mic Preamplifier built using FAB Modules

I did a quick test just to see if all the FAB Modules work and play well together.  I’m very pleased with the results…. The modules were quiet, and even with a long signal chain as you can see in the picture, there was hardly any noise I could hear.  (For testing, I hooked up a condenser microphone and connected the outputs to a KRK RP8 8″ Monitors. No humming, no RF noise, nothing.)

Everything works… the logic control Phantom Power, -20dB Pad, Polarity Reverse, and the +6dB Boost (1:2 Transformer Ratio).  To get the FAB4312 Non-Inverting Amplifier working, I hooked up a small 10K potentiometer so I can adjust gain.  For now, I just used a jumper and connected the Phantom Power Logic control inputs directly to a spare V+ terminal on the FAB1215 PSU module.

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FAB9001 – FAB to Cable Crossover Adapter

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This is the FA9001 – FAB to Cable Crossover Adapter .

Normally, you hook up or connect one FAB Module to another FAB Module directly by mating their corresponding male/female headers together.

If you do not wish to do that, for one reason or another, you need to use this FAB to  Cable Adapter to connect the two FAB modules together.

What this FAB9001 adapter does is convert the Female input port of a FAB Module to a Male connector.  After the conversion, now you can use a plain ordinary 10-pin ribbon cable (with female/female connectors on both ends) to hookup the two FAB modules together.

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FAB9010 – Output Breakout Board

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Some people using our FAB Modules in their own DIY project may not want to use a ribbon cable for hookups. This is understandable as the usual wiring connections found in DIY boards are via solder pads.

So what we have here is our FAB9010 – Output Breakout Board.  All connections on the FAB edge connectors are “fanned out” into their own individual solder pads, and clearly labeled on the Module for ease of wiring.

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FAB9100 – BreadBoard Module

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For those times when you want to  experiment using your own circuit design in the FAB universe, we offer the FAB9100 BreadBoard Module.

All holes/pads are standard 0.1″ pitch. And all power rails (V+, V-, and +48V) are automatically routed for you from the Input Headers to the Output Headers. (That way, all FAB modules down the chain still get their power. We don’t want you to forget supplying power for them!)

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