TX Mainboard 7


This guide will help new users to quickly use our TX Mainboard 7 Linux Evaluation Kit.

Detailed information about the TX module itself is available on our website.

For further details, refer to the Mainboard 7 Hardware Documentation and the baseboard schematics available in the Customer Area


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

  1. The evaluation board “TX Mainboard 7”.

  1. 5V DC cord power supply

  2. Heat Spreader

  3. USB cable

  1. D-Sub cable



Connect the TX Mainboard 7 as shown in the image below.

  1. Connect the RS232 cable to the board.

  1. Verify the Bootmode-jumper is open.

  1. Connect the 5VDC power supply


Booting, First steps

After connecting the 5V DC power your board will boot. Notice the linux heartbeat shown by the LED.

Your module is pre-programmed with our karo-image-minimal headless Linux. To get terminal access connect the RS232 cable to your PC. Use a Terminal Program with these Terminal Settings. Login as root.

Next Steps Usage



Re-installing the OS

  • The pre-compiled image files to flash the TX module 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 GLYN TFT Family Concept ist fully supported by our Evaluation Kits. https://www.glyn.com/Products/Displays/TFT-Family-Concept

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

Next Steps Software



Linux Guide

Go to: Software Documentation

WiFi Guide

To enable WiFi support.

Go to: Software Documentation -> WiFi/BT Guide

Machine Learning

Using NPU and starting ML Demos.

Go to: Software Documentation -> Machine Learning Guide

QT6 Development

Develop a QT6 app for your customers.

Go to: Software Documentation -> QT Guide

Electron Development

Develop an Electron app for your customers.

Go to: Software Documentation -> 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 Steps Hardware



TX Mainboard 7 Pinouts

See the Mainboard 7 PDF Documentation.

TX Developers Guide

TX-Standard pinout, description and layout guidelines.

Go to: Hardware Documentation -> TX-GUIDE