This guide will help new users to quickly set up our QSBASE3 Linux Development Kit.

Detailed information about the QS solder-in module itself is available on our website.


When opening the package of the Development Kit you should find the following components inside:

  1. The evaluation board “QSBASE3”.

  1. An USB cable which is used for power-connection and flashing.

  2. A TTL to USB Serial Converter cable.

  1. Our catalog.



Connect the QSBASE3 board as shown in the image below.

  1. Connect the TTL to USB Serial Converter cable to the DEBUG UART port on the board, notice the black wire on Pin 1. The other side is connected to your computer.

  1. Connect the USB to the board. The other side is also connected with your host computer.

  1. Verify the Bootmode-jumper is not in Download-Mode. For help see Enabling USB-Bootmode.


Terminal Connection

To open the terminal connection see our FAQ: TTL Converter Terminal Connection.


After connecting the micro USB your board will boot.

U-Boot 2020.04-5.4.24-2.1.0+g603345d2df (Oct 12 2020 - 10:42:27 +0000)                                                                                                                 


Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
14753800 bytes read in 340 ms (41.4 MiB/s)
## Flattened Device Tree blob at 43000000
   Booting using the fdt blob at 0x43000000
   Loading Device Tree to 0000000062fef000, end 0000000062ffffff ... OK
serial-number: 2d70c9dd0002aaff

Starting kernel ...

[    0.000000] Booting Linux on physical CPU 0x0000000000 [0x410fd034]
[    0.000000] Linux version 5.4.47-2.2.0+g5ec03d06f54e (support@karo-electronics.de) (gcc version 9.2.0 (GCC)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Nov 5 11:48:38 UTC 2020
[    0.000000] Machine model: Ka-Ro electronics QSXM-MM60 (NXP i.MX8MM) module on QSBASE3 baseboard
[    0.000000] earlycon: ec_imx6q0 at MMIO 0x0000000030890000 (options '115200')
[    0.000000] printk: bootconsole [ec_imx6q0] enabled
[    1.359142] imx-drm display-subsystem: no available port
INIT: version 2.88 booting
Initializing /var... Done.
Starting udev
ALSA: Restoring mixer settings...
INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
/usr/sbin/alsactl: load_state:1735: No soundcards found...
Configuring network interfaces... eth0: waiting for carrier
eth0: carrier acquired
DUID 00:01:00:01:c7:92:bd:1f:00:0c:c6:88:ea:90
eth0: IAID c6:88:ea:90
eth0: adding address fe80::15a7:3b6e:6744:d573
ipv6_addaddr1: Operation not supported
eth0: soliciting an IPv6 router
ipv6nd_startrs1: Address family not supported by protocol
eth0: soliciting a DHCP lease
eth0: offered from
eth0: probing address
eth0: leased for 72000 seconds
eth0: adding route to
eth0: adding default route via
forked to background, child pid 1669
Starting system message bus: dbus.
Starting rpcbind daemon...done.
Starting ntpd: done
Starting syslogd/klogd: done

karo-minimal (Ka-Ro Linux BSP with minimal read-only rootfs) 5.4-zeus qsxm-mm60 /dev/ttymxc0

qsxm-mm60 login:

Your module is pre-programmed with our karo-image-minimal headless Linux.

Next Step Usage



Re-installing the OS

  • The pre-compiled image files to flash the QSBASE3 Development Kit are located in our Download Area.

  • They contain different environments, e.g. a minimal and a desktop environment.

  • Download the images and proceed with the UUU - Universal Update Utility.

Display support

The QSBASE3 Development Kit supports the official Raspberry Pi 7inch Touch Display. The QSBASE3 can be mounted directly to the display.


The official Product Site of the Raspberry Pi 7inch Touch Display: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-touch-display/

The sources supporting the Display are integrated our Yocto Layer. Refer to our Yocto Guide.

We also provide a Ready To Use weston image to flash your QS module in our Download Area.


Next Step Software



Linux Guide

This guide refers to the use of images built with Yocto NXP BSP.

Go to: Software Documentation -> QSXM -> NXP BSP

WiFi Guide

To enable WiFi support.

Go to: Software Documentation -> WiFi/BT Guide

Camera Guide

To enable camera support.

Go to: Software Documentation -> QSXM -> Camera Guide

Google Coral Edge TPU

How to use Google Coral PCIe ML accelerator.

Go to: Software Documentation -> QSXP -> Coral Edge TPU

QT5 Development

Develop a QT5 app for your customers.

Go to: Software Documentation -> QSXP -> QT Guide

Electron Development

Develop an Electron app for your customers.

Go to: Software Documentation -> QSXP -> Electron

Customizing the BSP

If you want to use our Yocto Layer, or want to create your own customized Linux distribution, have a look at our Yocto Guide.

Go to: Yocto Guide

Next Step Hardware



QSBASE3 Pinouts

Connector pinouts can be found in the Hardware Documentation.

Go to: Hardware Documentation -> Pinouts -> QSBASE3

QS Developers Guide

QS-Standard pinout, description and layout guidelines.

Go to: Hardware Documentation -> QS-GUIDE