This guide will help new users to quickly setup our TX8 Linux Development Kit.
When opening the package of the Development Kit you should find the following components inside:
- Our catalog and the TX8 datasheet.
- The 10.1” capacitive touch display with 1280x800 resolution.
- A micro USB cable for programming.
- A small plastic bag with cables for connecting the display and its touchscreen.
- A TTL to USB Serial Converter cable.
- The development board with the TX8 module already plugged into it.
- An AC / DC 12V wall adapter power supply.
- A display stand.
Assembling and Connecting¶
Assemble and connect the board to the display as shown in the following pictures. This means:
- Connect the display powering between board power outlet and displays power input.
- Connect the touchscreen to USB cable between the displays port and the USB-host port of the board.
- Carefully connect the display signal cable.
- Place the display on the stand and place the board in front of it.
- As the last step connect the 12V DC power and plug the AC adapter into your powerline.
Please be careful, it’s highly recommended to disconnect the 12V power before (un)plugging the module or other cables.
When you have the TX8M-ND00 module, you will have to use the micro-USB to USB adapter to connect the touchscreen. The second USB-host is not working with the i.MX8M Nano processor.
Use the TTL to USB Serial Converter cable to connect your computer with the board via 1. UART. The black wire goes to “GND”-Pin.
To open the terminal connection see our FAQ: TTL Converter Terminal Connection.
After connecting the 12V power your Development Kit will boot a Weston desktop - ready to use.
Next Step Usage¶
|Re-installing the OS|
If you want to use a CAN interface via the Raspi-Connector on the TX-MIPI-LVDS, you have to enable CAN inside the compiled
With using this DTB, the CAN interface via SPI gets activated for you, and you should be able to set up the device as an interface.
Notice the placing of the CAN interface: For an exact pinout see the X11 Header in TX-MIPI-LVDS Mainboard Pinout.
Next Step Software¶
This guide refers to the use of images built with Yocto NXP BSP.
Go to: Software Documentation -> TX8 -> NXP BSP
|Machine Learning (TX8P only)||
Using NPU and starting ML Demos.
Go to: Software Documentation -> TX8P -> Machine Learning Guide
Develop a QT5 app for your customers.
Go to: Software Documentation -> TX8 -> QT5
Develop an Electron app for your customers.
Go to: Software Documentation -> TX8 -> 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¶
Connector pinouts can be found in the Hardware Documentation.
Go to: Hardware Documentation -> Pinouts -> TX-MIPI-LVDS Mainboard
|TX Developers Guide||
TX-Standard pinout, description and layout guidelines.
Go to: Hardware Documentation -> TX-GUIDE