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Unboxing and Setup Cables - Verdin Development 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

Prerequisites

List of required items
HDMI display/monitor
Accessory kit :
  - 12V 30W power supply
  - USB Micro-A to Type-A (USB Micro-AB receptacle to Type-A) cable
  - Ethernet cable
  - USB keyboard and mouse
List of recommended items
Verdin heatsink (product coming soon)

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: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 1: Unboxing and Bring-up" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson. Attention: In order to avoid a known issue of continuous reboot/reset using Verdin Development Board V1.0B, please check Step 4.

Step 1

Remove the Verdin Development Board and the Verdin 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 degrees in relation to the carrier board.


  • Connecting the computer on module to the Verdin Development Board

    Connecting the computer on module to the Verdin Development 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 Verdin Development Board

    Computer on Module connected to the Verdin Development Board

Step 2

Connect the Verdin DSI to HDMI Adapter to the board on the following slot:


  • Verdin DSI to HDMI Adapter Slot

    Verdin DSI to HDMI Adapter Slot

After you connect the adapter, the board will look like the following:


  • Verdin Development Board with the Adapter

    Verdin Development Board with the Adapter

A Note About MIPI DSI and HDMI on Verdin Computer on Modules

According to the Verdin Family Specification, the MIPI DSI and the HDMI interfaces are exposed on reserved pins, meaning that if they are available they will always be exposed on fixed, predefined pins, on the Verdin SODIMM edge connector.

Notice that it is not guaranteed that all Verdin SoMs will have either interface.

The MIPI DSI is the primary display interface, and the HDMI is the secondary display interface. Due to it, on this Quickstart Guide, we use HDMI through the DSI to HDMI adapter whenever MIPI DSI is available, regardless of native HDMI being present as well.


  • Native HDMI x DSI to HDMI Adapter

    Native HDMI x DSI to HDMI Adapter

Step 3

  • Connect an HDMI display to the Verdin DSI to HDMI adapter.
  • Connect a USB keyboard/mouse to the Development Board's X53 connector.
  • Connect the Ethernet cable to the Development Board's X25 or X35 connector.
  • Connect the Development Board's USB Debug connector (X66) to the Host PC using a Micro USB cable.

Note: Ethernet network must provide DHCP and Internet to the module.

  • Connect the power supply to the Development Board's barrel jack X58.

Attention: Double check that your power supply is within the Verdin Development 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.


  •  HDMI, Ethernet, USB keyboard and power supply connected to the Verdin Development Board

    HDMI, Ethernet, USB keyboard and power supply connected to the Verdin Development Board

Step 4

Screw the Verdin Industrial Heatsink on top of the SoM, using the screws that come with it:


  • Verdin Development Board With the Verdin Industrial Heatsink

    Verdin Development Board With the Verdin Industrial Heatsink

Step 5

This step is only required if:

  • You have a Verdin Development Board V1.0B + a Verdin iMX8M Mini

Toradex recommends you go through the following steps to fix the continuous reset problem:

  1. Leave the JP24 open:

  • JP24 open

    JP24 open (click to enlarge)

  1. On the X67 FTDI JTAG, leave the following pins open:
  • FTDI_GPIOL0_3.3V
  • FTDI_GPIOL1_3.3V
  • FTDI_GPIOL2_3.3V
  • FTDI_GPIOL3_3.3V

  • GPIO pins open

    GPIO pins open (click to enlarge)

  1. Leave the JP23 open:

  • JP23 open

    JP23 open (click to enlarge)

  1. Finally, leave the JP7 open:

  • JP7 open

    JP7 open (click to enlarge)