In this first lesson you will go through the process of unboxing your computer on module and carrier board and assembling the hardware.
A block diagram of the system setup and its connections is presented below for reference.
The following table lists the items required:
|List of items required|
|Accessory kit :|
|-12V 30W power supply|
|-USB B type to USB A type cable|
Remove the Evaluation Board and the Apalis Computer on Module from the blisters. Insert the computer on module into the X1 connector of the Evaluation Board as tight as possible, with the module inclined ~30 to 45 degree in relation to the carrier board.
Warning: Make sure that the computer on module is well connected to the board. The image below have some checkpoints highlighted.
Connect a DVI-D monitor to X11 and an Ethernet cable to X12 of the Evaluation Board. Also connect a USB keyboard to X32, a 12V power supply to the barrel jack X17 or use a 7-27 V power supply to X15. Finally, plug the USB B type to USB A type cable to the X29. Make sure that the X39 and X40 jumpers are short circuited in the DVI position, i.e. middle pins.
Attention: Double check that your power supply is within the Evaluation Board limits (7-27V to X15 connector or 12V to X17 connector) and that the polarity is not inverted. Also, make sure that the current capability of the power supply is enough, or the system will shutdown unexpectedly sometimes. For evaluation purposes, a 12V 2A power supply is recommended.
Note: In the image below, the Apalis Heatsink is attached to the system. It is not mandatory for this getting-started guide, but keep in mind that excessive heat may reduce the system performance. More information about the Apalis Heatsink is available here.
DVI-D, Ethernet, USB keyboard, Power supply and USB B type to A type connected to the Evaluation Board
Make sure that the jumpers JP10 and JP12 are setup to USB mode as the image below, once we will use UART-1 via the USB Type B connector X29.