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Aster Carrier Board

Aster Carrier Board Top

Aster Carrier Board Bottom

Aster is a carrier board for the Colibri family of computer-on-modules. Aster carrier board has been designed primarily considering Colibri VFxx computer-on-modules, but the carrier board is compatible with all the products in the Colibri family.

Aster has been designed for students, makers and hobbyists. The Aster Carrier Board has headers compatible with Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi (RPi) maker boards, thus enabling users to use a variety of 3rd party modules/add-on boards like Arduino Shields and Raspberry Pi adapter boards.

Recommendation for a first-time order​

Toradex recommends to order the following additional products for your fist-time order:

All the products can be ordered online at Toradex Webshop

Getting started for the first time?​

For detailed step-by-step instructions about how to start with both, SoM and Carrier Board, please have a look at our step-by-step Getting-Started Guide:

Since Aster can be USB powered, the simplest setup possible requires only:
  • Cables: USB Micro-AB to Type-A (receptacle)
  • Jumper Wire to short-circuit JP1.

Powering through USB will limit the total amount of power available. We recommend using an external power supply when using a lot of power for e.g. display or other peripherals, since this setup isn't USB compliant.


Do not short-circuit the jumper JP1 if you are using an external power supply: it will cause the external supply and the USB supply to be shorted.

Having trouble?​

Please contact our technical support. Various option of technical support are mentioned in the article below.