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Unboxing and Setup Cables - Colibri Evaluation Board

 

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Overview

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.


  • System setup block diagram

    System setup block diagram


Materials Required

The following table lists the bill of materials required:

Bill of materials
VGA display/monitor
Accessory kit :
  -VGA cable
  -Power supply 7-27VDC
  -USB B type to USB A type cable
  -Ethernet cable
USB keyboard

Step 1

Remove the Evaluation Board and the Colibri iMX6 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.


  • Connecting the computer on module to the Colibri Evaluation Board

    Connecting the computer on module to the Colibri Evaluation Board

Warning: Make sure that the module is well connected to the board. The image below have some checkpoints highlighted.


  • Computer on module connected to the Colibri Evaluation Board

    Computer on module connected to the Colibri Evaluation Board

Step 2

  • Connect a VGA monitor to X24.
  • Connect an Ethernet cable to X17.
  • Connect a USB keyboard to X32
  • Connect a power supply to the barrel jack X35 Attention: Double check that your power supply is within the Evaluation Board limits (7-27V) and that the polarity is not inverted. Also, make sure that the current capability of the power supply is enough (>>1A), or the system will shutdown unexpectedly sometimes.

  • Connect a USB type to USB A type cable to the X27


  • VGA, Ethernet, USB keyboard, Power supply and USB B type to A type connected to the Evaluation Board

    VGA, Ethernet, USB keyboard, Power supply and USB B type to A type connected to the Evaluation Board


Make sure that the jumpers JP19 and JP17 are set up to USB mode as the image below, once we will use UART A via the USB Type B connector X27.


  • Jumpers JP17 and JP19 - USB mode

    Jumpers JP17 and JP19 - USB mode