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|
|USB Micro-A to A (USB Micro-AB receptacle to Type A)|
Note: The Colibri iMX7S only has one USB port. On the Aster Carrier Board it is available through the bottom USB port (X9) as host or the micro USB (X10) as client.
Remove the Aster Carrier Board and the Colibri Computer on Module from the blisters. Insert the computer on module into the X1 connector of the Aster Carrier Board on the bottom side, as tight as possible, with the module inclined ~30 to 45 degree in relation to the carrier board.
Warning: Make sure that the module is well connected to the board. The image below have some checkpoints highlighted.
The Aster carrier board provides two ways to power-up the board: a standard 3.5mm power jack barrel connector using a external DC power supply and a USB micro B type, connector X4. In our case, we will use the power via micro USB connector, therefore it is necessary to close the jumper JP1, as shown in the image.
Attention: The total power consumption of the system depends on the module/peripheral/accessories used. Please note that power available via Micro USB connector may not be sufficient for the modules or applications with high power requirements, since this configuration is not fully USB compliant. In such cases, it is recommended to use an external power supply to power-up the system. While using external power supply, please remove the shunt jumper (if any) from the USB Power Jumper (JP1) in order to avoid short circuiting the USB power and external power supply.
Connect the Ethernet cable to the Aster X8. Note: Ethernet network must provide DHCP and Internet to the module.
Connect a USB micro B type to USB type cable to X4
Notice that the micro USB connector (X4) can be employed as a means to power-on the system and also has an integrated USB-serial converter that provides access to the computer on module debug serial port.