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Unboxing and Setup Cables - Ixora

 

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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
HDMI display/monitor
Accessory kit :
  - HDMI cable
  - Power supply 7-27VDC
  - USB-Serial converter
  - IDC to DB9 adapter cable
  - Ethernet cable
USB keyboard

Step 1

Remove the Ixora Carrier Board and the Apalis iMX6 Computer on Module from the blisters. Insert the computer on module into the X1 connector of the Carrier 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 Ixora Carrier Board

    Connecting the computer on module to the Ixora Carrier Board

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


  • Computer on Module connected to the Ixora Carrier Board

    Computer on Module connected to the Ixora Carrier Board

Step 2

Connect the DB9 to IDC adapter cable to the X22 connector from the Ixora.

Note: The adapter is included in the Toradex Cable Kit, the standard we used is normally called DTK or Intel standard.


  • IDC header connected to the Ixora Carrier Board

    IDC header connected to the Ixora Carrier Board

Step 3

Connect a USB-Serial converter to both the adapter cable and your host machine.


  • Serial setup for Ixora Carrier Board

    Serial setup for Ixora Carrier Board

Step 4

  • Connect an HDMI display to the Ixora X17
  • Connect a USB keyboard to the Ixora X7.
  • Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ixora X11. Note: The Ethernet cable must provide DHCP and Internet to the module.

  • Connect the power supply to the Ixora barrel jack X2. Attention: Double check that your power supply is within the Ixora Carrier 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.


  • HDMI, Ethernet, USB keyboard and Power supply connected to the Ixora Carrier Board

    HDMI, Ethernet, USB keyboard and Power supply connected to the Ixora Carrier Board