Template:FLYSWATTER BEAGLEBOARD CONNECT
Connecting the Flyswatter and the Beagleboard
To hook up the Flyswatter and the Beagleboard, you will need:
- USB Male A/Male B cable
- 14-pin JTAG Ribbon Cable
- 5V1A Power Supply
- Beagleboard Adapter Kit (product link)
- JTAG Adapter Board
- RS-232 Adapter Board
- 10-pin Ribbon Cable
The cables listed under the Flyswatter ship with the Flyswatter.
Connect the RS-232 adapter board to the Flyswatter.
Take the RS-232 adapter board provided in the Beagleboard adapter kit, and connect it to the Flyswatter's serial UART interface.
Connect the 10-pin cable to the Flyswatter.
The adapter board above allows you to connect the 10-pin ribbon cable in the Beagleboard adapter kit to the Flyswatter. Do that now. Pay careful attention to the position of the red stripe. The red stripe should line up with the "1" printed on the adapter board, as in the picture below.
Connect the other end of the cable to the Beagleboard.
Connect the 10-pin RS-232 cable to the pins to the side of the Beagleboard, the ones next to the power adapter. Make sure the cable is correctly centered over the pins, and again pay attention to the red stripe. It should match up with the "1" printed on the Beagleboard.
Connect the JTAG adapter board to the Flyswatter.
Find the JTAG adapter board included in the Beagleboard adapter kit, and plug it into the Flyswatter's JTAG interface. The adapter board should hang out over the edge of the Flyswatter.
Connect the Flyswatter and the Beagleboard with the JTAG cable.
Find the 14-pin JTAG ribbon cable that comes with the Flyswatter. Connect one end to the JTAG adapter board, and the other end to the diagonal pins on the Beagleboard. Make sure the red stripe lines up with the "1" printed next to the pins on the Beagleboard, like in the picture.
Connect the USB cable to the Flyswatter.
Find the USB cable that comes with the Flyswatter. Connect the B end (the square end, not the flat end) to the Flyswatter.
Connect the power supply to the Beagleboard.
Connect the 5V1A power supply to the Beagleboard. (Your power supply may not look exactly like the one pictured.)
Plug the power cable into a surge protector or wall outlet.
Green LEDs should light up on the Beagleboard to indicate that it is receiving power.
Plug the USB cable into your PC's USB port.
You should see the green outermost LED on the Flyswatter light up, to indicate that the Flyswatter is receiving power through the USB connection.