SABRE Board for Smart Devices Quick Start Guide Datasheet by NXP USA Inc.

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Based on the iMX 6 Series
Quick Start Guide
SABRE Board for Smart Devices
FREEDOM DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
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ABOUT THE SABRE BOARD FOR SMART DEVICES
BASED ON THE I.MX 6 SERIES
The Smart Application Blueprint
for Rapid Engineering (SABRE)
board for smart devices introduces
developers to the i.MX 6 series of
applications processors. Designed
for ultimate scalability, this entry level
development system ships with the
i.MX 6Quad applications processor but
is schematically compatible with i.MX
6Dual, i.MX 6DualLite and i.MX 6Solo
applications processors. This helps to
reduce time to market by providing a
foundational product design and serves
as a launching point for more complex
designs. Included with the design are
links to the hardware design files, tools
and board support packages (BSP)
for Linux
®
and Android™ along with a
bootable Android image on an SD card
to get you up and running quickly.
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The following features are available with
the SABRE board for smart devices:
i.MX 6Quad applications processor
1 GHz
1 GB DDR3, 533MHz
8 GB eMMC iNAND
Two SD card slots
SATA 22-pin connector
HDMI connector
Two LVDS connectors
LCD expansion port connector
Serial camera connector
Two 3.5 mm audio ports
(stereo HP and microphone)
USB OTG connector
Debug out via USB μAB
device connector
Gigabit Ethernet connector
JTAG 20-pin connector
mPCIe connector
Sensor package including:
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
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*Board also includes Bluetooth® Connector J13
GET TO KNOW SABRE BOARD FOR SMART DEVICES
BASED ON THE i.MX 6 SERIES
P1–DC Power
Connector CON1–SIM Card
Connector
J1–Mini PCIe
Connector
SW2–Board
Reset Button
J7–Ethernet
Connector
J9–DVP Camera
Connector
U18–Accelerometer
U20–E-Compass
J2–Headphone
Output Jack
J4–Microphone
Input Jack
SW1–Optional Power Button
SW4–Volume Up Button
SW5–Volume Down Button
J6–JTAG Connector
J8–HDMI Connector
SW3–Manual Shutdown Switch
SW6-Boot Mode
Selector Switch
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J504–LCD Expansion
Port Connector
J506–22-Pin SATA
Connector
J502–LVDS1
Connector
J505–Micro USB
Connector
J503–LVDS0
Connector
CON500–External
Speaker Connector
BT500–Lithium
Coin Cell Connector
J509–Serial-To-USB
Debug Port
J507–SD3
Card Socket
J500–SD2 AUX
SDIO Socket
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GETTING STARTED
This section describes how to use the SABRE board for smart devices and the
components in the kit. This section also describes the PC requirements to develop
applications using the SABRE board for smart devices.
1Unpacking
the Kit
The SABRE board for smart devices is shipped with the items listed in Table 1. Ensure
the items listed in Table 1 are available in the i.MX 6 series development kit. Remove
the board from the antistatic bag and perform a visual inspection.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
Board i.MX 6 SABRE board for smart devices
Cable USB cable (micro-B to standard-A)
Power Supply 5 V/5 A universal power supply
Documentation Quick Start Guide (this document)
8 GB SD Card Bootable demonstration code for smart device platform
Table 1: SABRE Board for Smart Devices Based on i.MX 6 Series Development Kit Contents
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“JUMP START YOUR DESIGN” CONTENTS
ITEM DESCRIPTION
SABRE board for smart devices
documentation
Schematics, layout and Gerber files
SABRE board for smart devices quick start guide
(this document)
Software development tools Android and Linux board support packages
SABRE board for smart devices
demo images Copy of the Android image provided on the SD card
Table 2: “Jump Start Your Design” Contents
2Download Software
and Tools
Download installation software and documentation under
Jump Start Your Design” at www.nxp.com/SABRESDB.
Table 2 lists the documents available on the kit website.
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SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
1Insert
SD Card
Insert the supplied SD card into
socket SD3.
2Connect USB
Debug Cable (Optional)
Connect the micro-B end of the supplied
USB cable into debug port J509. Connect
the other end of the cable to a PC acting
as a host terminal. If needed, the
serial-to-USB drivers can be found at
ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm.
Terminal window configuration: 115.2
kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
3Connect
HDMI Cable
Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI
connector J8. Connect the other end
to the HDMI cable to an HDMI capable
monitor.
4Connect User
Interface Devices
Attach a keyboard and mouse to interact
with the Android OS displayed on the
monitor. Attach a USB hub to USB jack
J505 and connect the keyboard and
mouse to the hub. If only one device is
used, it can be plugged directly into the
USB jack. A micro B male to A female
adapter cable may be needed.
5Connect Ethernet
Cable (optional)
Connect an Ethernet cable to the
Ethernet jack J7.
6Connect Power
Supply
Connect the 5 V power supply cable to
the 5 V DC power jack P1. When power
is connected to the smart device, it will
automatically begin the boot sequence.
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BOOT PROCESS FOR ANDROID IMAGE
1Boot
Process
During the boot process, there will be
operating system status information
scrolling on the terminal window of the
PC (if connected). The Linux penguin
images will initially appear in the upper
left corner of the display, one for each
operating ARM
®
core.
When the boot process is complete,
the Android operating system will
be displayed.
To work from the terminal window on
the host PC, press enter at the terminal
window to get the command prompt.
DIP SWITCH CONFIGURATION
Table 3 shows the jumper configuration to boot the smart device from
SD card slot SD3.
DIP SWITCH CONFIGURATION (SW6)
D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
Off On Off Off Off Off On Off
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SWITCH FUNCTIONS
BUTTON OPERATIONS
Table 4 shows the functions of the five pushbutton switches on the board.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
POWER SW1
SABRE board POWER button
Momentary depress of button will place the system in standby.
Long press of the button will display a software drive shutdown option
menu.
Prolonged depress (> 5 sec) will force an immediate hardware
shutdown.
If board is in the OFF state, momentary depress of button will restart
(boot) the system.
If board is in the STANDBY state, momentary depress of the button will
bring the system out of standby (resume operations, no boot)
RESET SW2
SABRE board RESET button
Momentary depress of button will reset the system and begin a boot
sequence.
SHUTDOWN SW3
SABRE board shutdown switch
Sliding the switch to the O position connects the 5 V power supply
to the SABRE board main power system.
Sliding the shutdown switch immediately removes all power
to the board.
Volume up SW4 Volume +
Volume down SW5 Volume -
Table 4: SABRE Board for Smart Devices Button Operations
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SUPPORT
Visit the i.MX community at
www.imxcommunity.org.
WARRANTY
Visit www.nxp.com/warranty for
complete warranty information.
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registered trademark of ARM Limited (or its subsidiaries) in the EU and/or elsewhere.
All rights reserved. © 2012, 2014–2015 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Document Number: IMX6QSDBQSG REV 2
Agile Number: 926-27516 REV C
Get Started
Download installation
software and documentation
under “Jump Start Your Design”
at
www.nxp.com/SABRESDB
.

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