The Modem M64 is a two-way half-duplex 64bps acoustic modem with a robust and user configurable data link.
The M64 sets a new market standard with its record-breaking physical size, low power requirement and cost. All this combined with a very useful technical specification, the M64 opens new possibilities for underwater communication in both existing and new areas.
No green light: Power is off.
Flashing green light (every 3 seconds): Modem is trying to pair with another modem.
Fixed green light: Modem has sync with another modem. The LED will blink each time it receives a packet from the other modem (once a second).
The tables below shows the pinning of the Modem-M64 interface. Depending on which cable type is used, the power wires may have different colors.
|Interface||Color (Belden)||Color (4TP1P)|
Power must be applied to the power terminals before applying voltage to UART pins
The Modem-M64 has a 3.3 volt UART interface.
|Data parity stop||8N1|
Modem M64 supports channels 1-7.
|From (kHz)||To (kHz)||Channels using this frequency band|
Please note that the Underwater GPS Explorer kit channels 16, 17, 18 overlaps and all channels overlaps with Underwater GPS G2.
Libraries and code examples
Example code and libraries that can be used to communicate with the modem on the terminal interface: