In this first lesson you will go through the process of unpacking your computer on module and carrier board and assembling the hardware. The following GIF illustrates what you will end up with:
A block diagram of the system setup and its connections is presented below for reference.
|List of items required|
|Accessory kit :|
|-12V minimum 30W power supply|
|-USB Type-B to Type-A cable|
|USB keyboard and mouse|
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 Colibri iMX7S module has only one USB port. On the Colibri Evaluation Board, it is available through the shared micro USB (X30) and USB Type-B (X29) connectors.
Note: This Quickstart guide supports only Colibri iMX7 eMMC (that is, the 1 GB version) since raw NAND-based modules are currently supported only by experimental releases of Torizon.
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.
Remove the Evaluation Board and the Colibri 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 module is well connected to the board. The image below has some checkpoints highlighted.
Attention: Double check that your power supply is within the Evaluation 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 power supply with at least 2A is recommended.
VGA, Ethernet, USB keyboard, power supply and USB Type-B to Type-A cable connected to the Evaluation Board
Make sure that the jumpers JP19 and JP17 are set to USB mode as shown in the image below, once we will use UART A via the USB Type-B connector X27.