I've build my Ren24LSD and I'm trying to test it. I've done the basic tests and the correct voltages are appearing where they are supposed to on the PICS and other chips. Just nothing happening on the output jack. Here are my symptoms.
I've created a test sequence in Vixen using 48 channels. The output is going to an ENTTEC Open DMX USB. The software 'appears' to recognize the dongle because it does not give me a missing error. I confirm this by unplugging it and restarting the program, where it DOES throw an error.
SO I run the Test of all channels and according to Vixen, it looks like it's working but absolutely nothing is happening. My PICs are programmed with all chips set to a DMX default start of 1 and for this test it is the ONLY board I'm connecting. I also have the TERM jumper on.
Is there a way to test for a valid signal coming from the USB dongle. I have an inkling that the issue might be the dongle but since this is a brand new build on the board, I've got to have an open mind. A nice signal status LED would be a nice addition to future versions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.