The unit has two 78-pin high-density connectors and one 37-pin connector (plus the 8 connections for bottom/top antennas):
|Power and "remote power on" connections on 37-pin breakout board|
|USB breakout connected to the 78-pin breakout board|
|Break-out boards plugged to GTS for testing|
My first attempt was frustrated - it just didn't turn on or get recognized by the computer, and the power supply was making a weird noise - turns out I was trying to use a 2A power supply, and it requires more than that (manual says 2.6A, I saw 2.1A after it starts up). Tried a different power supply, and it just worked!
|GTS plugged to a proper power supply (the bottom one had a 2A current limitation)|
|The software detects it!|
|Recent firmware versions|
With this, the GTS can go back to the shelf and wait until it's time to actually install it - at that point, I'll need to figure out its ground plane - probably following the recommendations from this VAF post as well as this blog post - not trivial, but doable.
Special thanks to VAF user Strasnuts for the help!