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* You can add 2 additional USB ports to the Pandaboard development platform.
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== Introduction ==
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* The J6 expansion header on the PandaBoard allows for the addition of two USB host ports.
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* The pinouts for the USB host ports match that of a standard PC USB host expansion connector.
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== Materials ==
 
These are the materials you will need in addition to your Pandaboard.
 
These are the materials you will need in addition to your Pandaboard.
  
* A PC USB Thingy
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* PC Style USB Expansion cable
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* Available from:
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** [http://www.frys.com/product/1341296?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Fry's]
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** [http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=11389 AVA Direct]
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** [http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6366115 CompUSA]
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** [http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0321594 Microcenter]
 
[[File:thingy.jpg|240px]]
 
[[File:thingy.jpg|240px]]
  
* Detail of one of the Thingy's pigtails
 
[[File:conn.jpg|240px]]
 
  
The fifth pin (shield) is not connected.
 
 
Earlier versions of the Pandaboard had connections for the shield, but they were dropped in favour of some additional GPIOs.
 
  
  
 
* A 2 x 4 pin header .1" centers
 
* A 2 x 4 pin header .1" centers
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* Available from:
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** [http://www.frys.com/product/2069003?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Fry's]
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** [http://www.sparkfun.com/products/116 Sparkfun Electronics]
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** [http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=SAM1034-50-ND Digikey]
 
[[File:header.jpg|240px]]
 
[[File:header.jpg|240px]]
  
[[File:board1.jpg|240px]]
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== Pinout ==
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* Detail of one of the PC style USB expansion cable
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[[File:conn.jpg|240px]]
  
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* Red (VCC) wire will connect to J6 Pin 1 (USB Port 3) or 2 (USB Port 4)
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* White (D-) wire will connect to J6 Pin 3 (USB Port 3) or 4 (USB Port 4)
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* Green (D+) wire will connect to J6 Pin 5 (USB Port 3) or 6 (USB Port 4)
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* Black (Gnd) wire will connect to J6 Pin 7 (USB Port 3) or 8 (USB Port 4)
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* The fifth pin (shield) is not connected.
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NOTE: Earlier versions of the Pandaboard had connections for the shield, but they were dropped in favor of some additional GPIOs.
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* J6 Pinout
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[[File:j6_detail1.jpg|600px]]
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== Assembly ==
 
Here is what the header will look like when soldered to J6 of the Pandaboard.
 
Here is what the header will look like when soldered to J6 of the Pandaboard.
  
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* Solder the header into the J6 pins closest to the WIFI module
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* Detail of the header soldered into J6
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[[File:board1.jpg|320px]]
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* Plug in the PC style USB expansion cable, making sure that the RED wire end of the connectors are plugged into the pins nearest the WIFI module
 
* Detail of the Thingy plugged into the Header at J6
 
* Detail of the Thingy plugged into the Header at J6
[[File:board2a.jpg|240px]]
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[[File:board2a.jpg|320px]]
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== Notes ==
  
Just solder the header into the J6 pins closest to the WIFI chip, Then plug in the pigtails.
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Most PC USB Thingies have a standard pinout that is compatible with J6
 
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Most PC USB Thingy's have a standard pinout that is compatible with J6
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*  First few pins of J6   
 
*  First few pins of J6   
[[File:j6_detail.jpg|600x]]
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[[image:j6_detail2.jpg|600x]]
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[[Category:PandaBoard]]

Latest revision as of 04:44, 13 April 2011

Introduction

  • The J6 expansion header on the PandaBoard allows for the addition of two USB host ports.
  • The pinouts for the USB host ports match that of a standard PC USB host expansion connector.


Materials

These are the materials you will need in addition to your Pandaboard.

Thingy.jpg



Header.jpg

Pinout

  • Detail of one of the PC style USB expansion cable

Conn.jpg


  • Red (VCC) wire will connect to J6 Pin 1 (USB Port 3) or 2 (USB Port 4)
  • White (D-) wire will connect to J6 Pin 3 (USB Port 3) or 4 (USB Port 4)
  • Green (D+) wire will connect to J6 Pin 5 (USB Port 3) or 6 (USB Port 4)
  • Black (Gnd) wire will connect to J6 Pin 7 (USB Port 3) or 8 (USB Port 4)
  • The fifth pin (shield) is not connected.


NOTE: Earlier versions of the Pandaboard had connections for the shield, but they were dropped in favor of some additional GPIOs.

  • J6 Pinout

J6 detail1.jpg

Assembly

Here is what the header will look like when soldered to J6 of the Pandaboard.

  • Solder the header into the J6 pins closest to the WIFI module
  • Detail of the header soldered into J6

Board1.jpg

  • Plug in the PC style USB expansion cable, making sure that the RED wire end of the connectors are plugged into the pins nearest the WIFI module
  • Detail of the Thingy plugged into the Header at J6

Board2a.jpg

Notes

Most PC USB Thingies have a standard pinout that is compatible with J6

  • First few pins of J6

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