QSMP QSBASE1 Evaluation Kit

This guide will help new users to quickly setup our QSMP-1570 QSBASE1 Linux Evaluation Kit.

Detailed information about the QSMP-1570 solder-in module itself are available on our website.

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Unboxing

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

  1. The evaluation board “QSBASE1” with the QSMP-1570 module soldered on.
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  1. A micro USB cable which is used for power-connection and flashing.
  2. A TTL to USB Serial Converter cable.
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  1. Our catalog and the QSMP datasheet.
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Wiring

Connect the QSBASE1 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.
  2. Connect the micro USB to the board. The other side is also connected with your host computer.
  3. (Optional) connect a network cable.
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Booting, First steps

After connecting the micro USB your board will boot. Notice the linux heartbeat shown by the LED.

Your module is pre-programmed with a headless systemd-based Linux. To get terminal access read the next section(s).

TTL to USB Terminal Connection

See our FAQ: TTL Converter Terminal Connection.

Next Steps

Display support

Your QSBASE1 Evaluation Kit will also support parallel displays and the GPU integrated on the QSMP-1570 module.

Tip

Contact us for information on recommended displays and where to buy them. support@karo-electronics.de

Customizing the OS

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