BBB-COMMS-2

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We also have the BBB-GVS and BBB-GVS-3 cards.

BBB-COMMS-2 Features

Extensive I/O connections

  • (13) GPIOs
    • GVS (Ground/Voltage/Signal) pins
  • (3) UARTs
    • GVTxRx (Ground/Voltage/Tx/Rx) pins
  • (1) I2C bus
    • GVSdaScl (Ground/Voltage/SDA/SCL) pins
  • Support for keyed header

Cape Support features

  • Cape configuration EEPROM with write enable jumper
  • Beaglebone Black form factor
  • Power LED

Headers and Connectors

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Header

H1 - Write Enable Header

  • Install jumper onto header to allow writes to EEPROM
  • Remove jumper from header to prevent writes to EEPROM

Connectors

H2-H9 = 4 Pin Headers

Card Header GPIO BBB Pin
H2-3 N/A N/A
H2-4 (Key)

No pin

N/A N/A
H3-3 GPIO3_19 P9_27
H3-4 GPIO1_17 P9_23
H4-3 UART1_TX P9_24
H4-4 UART1_RX P9_26
H5-3 UART2_TX P9_21
H5-4 UART2_RX P9_22
H6-3 I2C_SDA P9_18
H6-4 I2C_SCL P9_17
H7-3 EHPWM1B P9_16
H7-4 GPIO1_16 P9_15
H8-3 EHRPWM1A P9_14
H8-4 GPIO1_28 P9_12
H9-3 UART4_TX P9_13
H9-4 UART4_RX P9_11

H10-H17 = 3 Pin Headers

Card Header GPIO BBB Pin
H10-3 (KEY)

No pin

N/A N/A
H11-3 GPIO1_29 P8_26
H12-3 GPIO2_1 P8_18
H13-3 GPIO0_27 P8_17
H14-3 GPIO1_14 P8_16
H15-3 GPIO1_15 P8_15
H16-3 GPIO1_12 P8_12
H17-3 GPIO1_13 P8_11

Production Testing

Setup

  • Install BBB-COMMS-2 on BBB
  • Install shunt at H1 (Write Enable)
  • Ethernet connection to BBB
  • Power via 5V jack to BBB
  • Verify 3.3V LED is lit
  • Log in via putty
    • User = root
    • Password = enter

GPIO Testing

  • Hook up LED-32 Card to these pins
D0 = "P8_26"
D1 = "P8_17"
D2 = "P8_15"
D3 = "P8_11"
D4 = "P9_23"
D5 = "P9_26"
D6 = "P9_22"
D7 = "P9_15"
D8 = "P9_12"
D9 = "P9_11"

D16 = "P8_18"
D17 = "P8_16"
D18 = "P8_12"
D19 = "P9_27"
D20 = "P9_24"
D21 = "P9_21"
D22 = "P9_16"
D23 = "P9_14"
D24 = "P9_13"
  • Run test via:
cd ~/pyBBB/BBB-COMMS-2/blink-BBB-COMMS-2/
python blink-BBB-COMMS-2.py
 

I2C Testing/EEPROM Programming

  • Go to directory
  • Program the EEPROM
  • Verify by typing
cd ~/pyBBB/BBB-COMMS-2/mkeeprom
cat data.eeprom > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0054/eeprom
cat /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0054/eeprom | hexdump -C
 
  • Result should be like -
00000000  aa 55 33 ee 41 30 42 42  42 2d 47 56 53 2d 33 00  |.U3.A0BBB-COMMS-|
00000010  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |2...............|
00000020  00 00 00 00 00 00 58 31  00 00 4c 61 6e 64 20 42  |......X1..Land B|
00000030  6f 61 72 64 73 2c 20 4c  4c 43 42 42 42 2d 47 56  |oards, LLCBBB-CO|
00000040  53 2d 33 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 30 30 30 30  |MS-2........0000|
00000050  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
*
000000e0  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 fa 01 f4  |................|
000000f0  00 fa 00 00 ff ff ff ff  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  |................|
00000100  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff  |................|
*
00008000
  • Remove WE jumper
  • Type
cat data.eeprom > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0054/eeprom
 
  • Result should be error
root@BBB01:~/pyBBB/BBB-COMMS-2/mkeeprom# cat data.eeprom > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0054/eeprom
cat: write error: Connection timed out

Prepare to re-run

  • Type
halt

Combined Copy/Paste

cd ~/pyBBB/BBB-COMMS-2/blink-BBB-COMMS-2
python blink-BBB-COMMS-2.py

cd ~/pyBBB/BBB-COMMS-2/mkeeprom/
cat data.eeprom > /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0054/eeprom
cat /sys/bus/i2c/devices/1-0054/eeprom | hexdump -C
 

Issues with X1 card

  • No issues