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Unboxing and Setup Cables - Iris

 

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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 assemble all the hardware. First, we are going to connect the antenna, the following GIF illustrates what you will end up with:


  • Antenna setup GIF

    Antenna setup GIF

After connecting the antenna, we are going to set up all the cables:


  • Setup all cables

    Setup all cables

A block diagram of the system setup and its connections is presented below for reference.


  • System setup block diagram

    System setup block diagram

Prerequisites

List of items required
VGA display/monitor and DVI to VGA adapter
Accessory kit :
  - 12V 30W power supply
  - USB-Serial converter
  - IDC to DB9 adapter cable
  - Ethernet cable
USB keyboard and mouse

As an option to buying the IDC to DB9 adapter, you might assemble one by following the instructions provided here.

A headless setup is possible, though in the Quickstart Guide we will always assume that you have a recommended display attached to the carrier board. If you proceed without a display, skip the lessons that make use of it at your own discretion. As an option, you can follow the Torizon Documentation - just be aware you will not find a walkthrough as thorough as this guide.

Note: The DVI video output is configured to provide an analog signal by default in the Colibri family. Please make sure that your DVI adapter has the analog pins available - see DVI-A or DVI-I for more details.

Note: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 1: Unboxing and Bring-up" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson.

Step 1

Remove the Iris Carrier Board and the Colibri 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 Iris Carrier Board

    Connecting the computer on module to the Iris Carrier Board

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



  • Computer on module connected to the Iris Carrier Board

    Computer on module connected to the Iris Carrier Board

Step 2

Connect the DB9 to the IDC adapter cable to the X13 connector on the Iris.

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 Iris Carrier Board

    IDC header connected to the Iris Carrier Board

Step 3

Connect your host machine to the adapter cable using a serial cable or Serial to USB converter.


  • Serial setup for the Iris Carrier Board

    Serial setup for the Iris Carrier Board

Step 4

  • Connect the VGA display/monitor to the X4 connector through the DVI to VGA adapter. Note: The DVI output only has the analog signal enabled by default. To use the digital interface please refer to the FAQ section in the end of this lesson.

  • Connect an Ethernet cable to X15. Note: Ethernet network must provide DHCP and Internet to the module.

  • Connect a USB keyboard to X11.

  • Connect a power supply to the barrel jack X8. Attention: Double check that your power supply is within the Iris 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, or the system may shut down unexpectedly. For evaluation purposes, a 12V 2A power supply is recommended.

  • DVI to VGA adapter, Ethernet, USB keyboard and Power supply connected to the Iris Carrier Board

    DVI to VGA adapter, Ethernet, USB keyboard and Power supply connected to the Iris Carrier Board

FAQ

This FAQ section is meant to provide additional information for the getting-started readers, therefore it may be skipped without prejudice to the progress of the guide.

The DVI video output does not work