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 Type-B to Type-A 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 has some checkpoints highlighted.
Remove the protection from the Apalis Heatsink rubber that couples the module's SoC and the Heatsink itself.
Attach the Apalis Heatsink to the Ixora Carrier Board, on top of the Apalis computer on module. Use screws to guarantee optimal thermal coupling.
Connect a DVI-D monitor to X11 and an Ethernet cable to X12 on the Evaluation Board. Also connect a USB keyboard to X53 or X54, a 12V power supply to the barrel jack X17 or use a 7-27 V power supply to X15. Finally, plug the USB Type-B to Type-A cable to 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 may shut down unexpectedly. For evaluation purposes, a 12V 2A power supply is recommended.
DVI-D, Ethernet, USB keyboard, power supply and USB Type-B to Type-A cable connected to the Evaluation Board
Make sure that the jumpers JP10 and JP12 are set to USB mode as shown in the image below, once we will use UART-1 via the USB Type-B connector X29.