Ampro Corporation 420 Computer Hardware User Manual

CoreModule 420
PC/104 Single Board Computer
QuickStart Guide
P/N 5001693A Revision A
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REVISION HISTORY
Revision
Reason for Change
Date
A
Initial Release
Mar/04
Ampro Computers, Incorporated
5215 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95138-1007
Tel. 408 360-0200
Fax 408 360-0222
www.ampro.com
© Copyright 2004, Ampro Computers, Incorporated
Audience Assumptions
This users guide is for the person who is setting up the CoreModule 420 to implement your design of computer
related equipment, including but not limited to hardware and software design and implementation of the same.
Ampro Computers, Inc. assumes you are qualified in designing and implementing your hardware designs and its
related software into your prototype computer equipment.
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QuickStart Guide
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Contents
Chapter 1
Setting Up the CoreModule 420 ....................................................................................1
Using this Guide .................................................................................................................................1
Requirements .................................................................................................................................1
What’s in the Box ...........................................................................................................................1
Setup Steps ........................................................................................................................................2
Preparations ...................................................................................................................................2
Setting Up the Workspace..............................................................................................................2
Connecting Cables to the CoreModule 420 ...................................................................................3
Connecting Boot Devices and Peripherals.....................................................................................7
Applying Power to the CoreModule 420.........................................................................................8
Chapter 2
Installing CoreModule 420 Options............................................................................11
DiskOnChip (DOC) Installation.........................................................................................................11
Tools Required .............................................................................................................................11
Installing the DiskOnChip (DOC)..................................................................................................11
Removing the DiskOnChip (DOC)................................................................................................13
CompactFlash Card Installation .......................................................................................................14
Tools Required .............................................................................................................................14
CompactFlash Card Installation Guidelines .................................................................................14
Installing the CompactFlash Card ................................................................................................14
Removing the CompactFlash Card ..............................................................................................16
Installing Software, Drivers, and Utilities ..........................................................................................18
Appendix A Technical Support ........................................................................................................21
Contacting Support ...........................................................................................................................21
Getting Updates................................................................................................................................21
Appendix B Connector Part Numbers.............................................................................................23
List of Figures
Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-3.
Figure 1-4.
Figure 1-5.
Figure 1-6.
Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-3.
Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-5.
CoreModule 420 Connector Locations ...........................................................................3
Module Pin-1 Locations...................................................................................................3
Connecting IDE, Video, and Floppy/Parallel Cables ......................................................4
Connecting Floppy-to-Parallel Adapter Cable.................................................................5
Connecting Utility, Serial(s), Ethernet, USB, and Power Cables ....................................6
Connecting Battery..........................................................................................................6
Installing DiskOnChip....................................................................................................12
Removing DiskOnChip..................................................................................................13
Installing the CompactFlash Card.................................................................................15
CompactFlash Card Installed........................................................................................16
Removing the CompactFlash Card...............................................................................17
List of Tables
Table 1-1.
Table 2-1.
Table A-1.
Table B-1.
Jumper Settings .............................................................................................................10
DiskOnChip Jumper Settings .........................................................................................12
Technical Support Contact Information .........................................................................21
Connector and Manufacturer’s Part Numbers ...............................................................23
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QuickStart Guide
CoreModule 420
Chapter 1 Setting Up the CoreModule 420
Using this Guide
This guide provides the most efficient way to set up your CoreModule 420 single board computer
(SBC). The instructions provided in this guide include:
• Removing the CoreModule 420 from the shipping container and inventorying the accessories
• Connecting cables to the CoreModule 420
• Connecting the peripherals, boot devices, and power supply to the CoreModule 420
• Powering up the CoreModule 420
Information not provided in this QuickStart Guide includes:
• CoreModule 420 SBC Specifications
• Environmental requirements
• CoreModule 420 connector/pin numbers and definitions
• Supplied software use and programming considerations
Requirements
The following peripherals and devices are needed to make full use of the CoreModule 420.
• Peripherals (Customer provided):
♦
Keyboard (PS/2 Adapter provided in QuickStart Kit)
♦
PS/2 Mouse
♦
CRT Monitor
• Power Supply (Customer provided):
♦
AT or +5V power supply – Typically, an AT power supply is required to provide power to
the CoreModule 420 SBC and its associated peripherals and boot devices.
• Boot Devices (one or more - Customer provided):
♦
Floppy Disk drive (adapter cable provided by Ampro)
♦
CD-ROM
♦
IDE hard disk drive
♦
DiskOnChip
♦
CompactFlash card (may be provided by Ampro)
• Optional Devices/Connections (Customer provided):
♦
TFT Flat Panel and custom cable
♦
Ethernet connection
♦
USB Devices
What’s in the Box
Refer to the QuickStart Kit Contents Sheet for a list of the items in the shipping container.
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Setup Steps
It is important to follow the setup steps in this section in the exact order listed here, but skip any steps
that do not apply to your situation. References are provided to chapters within this guide or other Ampro
documents for more information about installation and use of the CoreModule 420 SBC.
Preparations
• Locate the QuickStart Kit Contents Sheet
1) Open shipping box
• Unpack the contents of the shipping box
• Verify the contents of the shipping box against the QuickStart
Contents Sheet included with your CoreModule 420 SBC shipping
box.
2) Verify Contents
• If anything is missing or damaged, call your sales representative or
Tech Support.
3) Support Documentation
(CoreModule 420
Documentation and
Support Software
(Doc & SW) CD-ROM)
CoreModule 420 QuickStart Guide
This hardcopy document describes how to setup, install, and power up
the CoreModule 420 found in the QuickStart Kit and this manual is also
provided as a PDF file on the CoreModule 420 Documentation and
Support Software (Doc & SW) CD-ROM.
CoreModule 420 Reference Manual
This document describes the CoreModule 420 and provides detailed
reference information for your CoreModule 420 and is found on the
CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM as a PDF file.
Setting Up the Workspace
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the electronic components on the CoreModule 420 SBC, do
not handle the board until you have followed good Electro-Static Precautions.
Always touch a grounded, unpainted metal surface before touching the
CoreModule 420 SBC or any of the components on the board.
Always use an anti-static wrist strap connected to a grounding mat, which has staticdissipating characteristics and attached to earth ground.
4) Select workbench location
• The workbench location should have a static-free, non-conductive
mat (or the equivalent) to place the CoreModule 420 and its
cables for setup and operation (including the connection of the
power supply, peripherals, and support devices).
5) Connect an ESD strap to
your body
• Connect an ESD strap between your body (wrist or ankle) and ground
or the static-free mat.
6) Unpack CoreModule 420
2
If you do not have your own ESD strap, an ESD kit is provided in
the QuickStart Kit with an anti-static wrist strap.
• Remove the CoreModule 420 from its protective plastic case and
place it on static-free work surface.
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Connecting Cables to the CoreModule 420
Connect the cables provided with the CoreModule 420 QuickStart Kit to the respective connectors on
the CoreModule 420. Skip any cable(s) that do not apply to your situation.
IDE (J6)
Serial 2 (J9)
(COM 2)
Serial 4 (J14)
(COM 4)
Serial 3 (J13)
(COM 3)
Video (J11)
Utility (J5)
(Keyboard,
Mouse, Reset
Switch, etc.)
USB (J10)
GPIO (J8)
Power (J7)
CM420QkS_03a
Serial 1 (J3)
(COM 1)
Floppy/
Parallel Port (J4)
Ethernet Port (J2)
PC/104 Bus
Figure 1-1. CoreModule 420 Connector Locations
JP1
J5
JP6
J6
J3
9
10
10
J9
J14
J13
4
2
3
1
JP5 JP4
J4
JP8
JP9
JP7
1
J8
2
J11
U5
D1
D2
U14
J10
JP2
J7
Pin 1 locations are marked with
, , or .
CM420QkS_01e
J2
P1B
P1A
P1C
P1D
Figure 1-2. Module Pin-1 Locations
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Skip any steps that do not apply to your situation.
1) Connect IDE cable
The IDE cable and its adapter are connected to the IDE connector (J6).
See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3.
2) Connect Floppy/Parallel
cable
The floppy/parallel cable is connected to the Floppy/Parallel port (J4).
See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3.
3) Connect Floppy-to-Parallel
adapter cable
The Floppy-to-Parallel adapter cable is connected to the cable
connected to the Floppy/Parallel port (J4). See Figures 1-3, and 1-4.
NOTE
4) Connect Video cable (CRT)
Video
Connector
The Floppy-to-Parallel adapter cable is only required
when using the floppy disk drive to access floppy
diskettes. To use the parallel port for printer output,
disconnect the Floppy-to-Parallel adapter cable and
connect directly to the printer’s cable.
The video cable (CRT) is connected to the Video connector (J11).
See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-3.
IDE Connector
Pin Adapter
(2mm to .1 inch)
(Shown with only
one connector for
simplicity)
Pin 1
CM420QkS_08a
Floppy/Parallel Port
Connector
Figure 1-3. Connecting IDE, Video, and Floppy/Parallel Cables
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Floppy B
Utility (J5)
Serial 1 (J3)
Floppy A (Typical)
Floppy/Parallel
Cable to (J4)
Floppy-to-Parallel Adapter Cable
CM420QKS_11a
Floppy/Parallel (J4)
Figure 1-4. Connecting Floppy-to-Parallel Adapter Cable
5) Connect Utility cable
The Utility cable is connected to the Utility connector (J5).
See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-5.
6) Connect Serial cables
The serial cables are connected to the respective Serial ports (J3, J9,
J13, and J14). See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-5.
All four serial ports use the same type cable for each port (vertical or
right angel).
7) Connect Ethernet cable
The Ethernet cable is connected to the Ethernet connector (J2).
See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-5.
8) Connect USB cable
The USB cable is connected to the USB connector (J10).
See Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-5.
9) Connect RTC Battery
The RTC battery and its cable are connected to the Utility cable
connector to power the RTC. See Figures 1-5 and 1-6.
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10) Connect Power cable
The Power cable is connected to the power connector (J7). See
Figures 1-1, 1-2, and 1-5.
NOTE
(Full cables for Serial Ports
3 & 4 are not shown
for simplicity)
The connector on the free end of the cable is the
same type connector provided on AT or ATX
power supplies used to connect to hard disk
drives.
Keyboard
Connector
Mouse
Connector
Speaker
Reset
Switch
Power
LED
Serial 2
(COM 2)
Cable
USB
Cable
RTC
Battery
Connector
Utility
Cable
Ethernet
Cable
Power
Cable
(Standard power connector
for Hard Disk Drives found
on AT or ATX Power Supplies)
CM420QkS_09a
Serial 1
(COM 1)
Cable
Connecting
Battery
CM420QkS_10a
Figure 1-5. Connecting Utility, Serial(s), Ethernet, USB, and Power Cables
Figure 1-6. Connecting Battery
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Connecting Boot Devices and Peripherals
11) Connect the OS boot devices
• There are four options for connecting an (OS) boot device to the
CoreModule 420:
Skip the devices that are not applicable to your situation.
a) Connect a floppy disk drive to the floppy/parallel cable
connected to J4 on the CoreModule 420.
b) Connect an IDE hard disk drive to one of the free connectors on
the IDE cable.
Use one of the free IDE pin adapter PCBs to connect the IDE hard
disk drive.
The IDE cable has two connectors with 2mm-to-0.1” adapters on
each one for connection to an IDE hard disk drive and CD-ROM.
NOTE
Ampro does not recommend using a hard drive with a
preinstalled OS from another model PC, to boot the
CoreModule 420. This has proven to cause problems or
provide unreliable operation. Use a bootable device
(floppy, CD-ROM, or CF) to load the OS onto the hard
drive while attached to the CoreModule 420. Additional
drivers can be loaded while still connected to the
CoreModule 420. Refer to Step 21.
c) Connect a CD-ROM drive to the available connector on IDE
cable from J6 on the CoreModule.
Use the second or free IDE pin adapter PCB & 2mm connector
on the IDE cable to connect the CD-ROM drive.
d) Install a CompactFlash card with a bootable OS into the
CompactFlash socket (J12).
Instructions and limitations for installing the CompactFlash card into
the socket (J12) on the CoreModue 420 are provided in Chapter 2,
Installing CoreModule 420 Options later in this manual.
CompactFlash Card
12) Connect the device cables
to the CoreModule cables
This includes the keyboard, mouse, CRT monitor, power supply,
and any remaining devices you want connected during the boot
process.
• Connect the keyboard to the larger (DIN) connector on the
Utility cable. If required, a PS/2-to-AT adapter is provided in
QuickStart Kit.
• Connect the mouse to the PS/2 connector on the Utility cable.
• Connect the CRT monitor cable to the Video connector from J11
on the CoreModule.
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• Connect the AT power supply (or +5 voltage power supply) to
the power connector on J7 of the CoreModule.
13) Connect all support devices
to the power supply
• Ensure all of the support devices you have plugged into the
connectors from the CoreModule have good power connections
to the AT power supply.
Applying Power to the CoreModule 420
14) Check/Set the Power Supply
Input Voltage
• If the power supply module uses auto-ranging operation at
50/60Hz, skip this step.
• Check the input voltage switch on the power supply located on
the rear of the supply just below the power connector.
15) Check jumpers on the board
The input voltage switch typically has two positions: 115 or 230
volts – 115 volts is default position.
• Check the jumpers on the CoreModule 420 before applying
power to the board. Refer to Figure 1-2 and the Table 1-1 at the
end of this chapter.
CAUTION
16) Power up the
CoreModule 420.
To prevent damage to the CoreModule 420, check
the jumper settings before applying power to the
board. The jumpers could be loose or missing due to
shipping.
• Plug the CRT monitor’s power cord into an AC outlet and turn
on the monitor.
• Plug the AT power supply’s power cord into the AC outlet.
• Turn the AT power supply’s power switch to On before
continuing.
17) Verify the
CoreModule 420
powers-up satisfactorily.
• You should see POST complete successfully before the system
starts loading the operating system.
• If the operating system (OS) is found, exit the OS and reboot the
system to set the initial BIOS Setup options. Go to Step 16.
If the desired OS is not loaded on one of the boot devices (floppy
drive, CompactFlash (CF), or CD-ROM) prior to power up, you
will see an error message “No Bootable Device Available” after the
CoreModule 420 completes the boot process. The boot process
stops until you to select from one of these options:
♦
Enter BIOS Setup – press S or skip to Step 18.
S – for entering BIOS Setup
♦
Press R to reboot the system.
R – for Rebooting the system
♦
Load a bootable device with the Operating System
included, press R to reboot, and then skip to Step 18.
♦ Turn off the power switch on the power supply.
• If you do not make a selection, the POST routine remains stalled,
until you intervene.
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18) Enter BIOS Setup Utility
• Press the <Del> key during POST, or S to enter BIOS Setup.
• Use BIOS Setup during the initial boot to set the desired options
(time and date, alter the boot drive for the floppy drive, CDROM, or hard disk drive, etc.).
• Refer to the next step to alter the boot sequence, while in Setup.
19) Alter Boot Order, only if
needed.
• If you need to alter the boot sequence to select a bootable device,
perform the items listed in this step.
a) Select the BIOS and Hardware
Settings menu as shown in the
figure to the right and press
Enter.
Ampro Setup Util
>
BIOS and Hardware Settings
Reload Initial Settings
Load Factory Default Settings
Exit, Saving Changes
Exit, Discarding Changes
b) Select the first drive in the Boot
Order as highlighted to the right.
NOTE
The CD-ROM or
CompactFlash (CF) must
be listed in Drive
Assignment and the Boot
Order to be recognized by
the BIOS. CF can only
be listed as C or D drive
in the Boot Order.
Ampro Setup Utility for CoreMod
[Drive Assignment]
Drive A
1.44 MB, 3.5”
Drive B
(none)
Drive C
HDD on Pri Master
Drive D
CDROM on Pri Slave
Drive E
(none)
[Boot Order]
> Boot 1st
Drive A: <
Boot 2nd
Drive C:
CDROM
Boot 3rd
Boot 4th
(none)
Boot 5th
(none)
Boot 6th
(none)
[Drive and Boot Options]
bootseq03a
This example assumes Drive A
is a 3 ½” floppy drive, Drive C is
an IDE HDD, and the 3rd drive is
an IDE CD-ROM.
<
enterBIOS02a
The sub-steps listed here
show you how to change the
Boot Sequence while in the
BIOS Setup Utility.
c) Move the CD-ROM up in the
Boot Order.
• Use the Arrow keys and PU/PD keys to move the CD-ROM
up in the Boot Order.
d) Exit and Save changes.
• If you want to keep the floppy drive and hard drive in the boot
order, you will need to make changes to the other Boot Order
devices.
20) If using a CompactFlash
For example, change Boot 3rd to Drive A, to keep it in the
boot sequence.
• If you did not receive a CompactFlash card from Ampro, go to
the next step, Step 21.
• If you received a CompactFlash card from Ampro with your
system, use the compact flash card to boot the system.
• If you have to change the boot order to do so, refer to Step 19.
• If you do not intend to install the OS or additional drivers onto
the hard disk drive, skip Step 21. See jumper setting next page.
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• Refer to Installing Software, Drivers, and Utilities in Chapter 2
and the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM for more
information.
21) Install the desired
Operating System (OS)
on the hard disk drive.
• Locate the desired Operating System (OS) diskette(s), or CDROM and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing
the OS and the necessary drivers onto the hard disk drive.
• Refer to Note on Hard Drive installation from 11b, page 7.
For Windows Operating Systems, most of the necessary drivers are
found on the manufacturer’s installation CD-ROM.
For non-Windows Operating Systems, some or all of the necessary
drivers may be found on the manufacturer’s diskette(s) or CD-ROM.
• Refer to Installing Software, Drivers, and Utilities in Chapter 2
and the CoreModule 420 software subdirectory on the
CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM for instructions.
NOTE
The CoreModule 420 SBC ships from the factory configured only for CRT
support. Ampro provides LCD/TFT support for flat panels with specific
resolutions. Refer to the CoreModule 420 Reference Manual, the Release Notes,
and Virtual Technician on the web site for instructions and additional information
when customizing the BIOS to a particular flat panel.
Table 1-1. Jumper Settings
Jumper #
Installed
Removed
JP1 Serial Port 1
Termination
Enable RS485 Termination
(Pins 1-2)
Disable RS485 Termination
(No jumper) Default setting
JP2 Serial Port 2
Termination
Enable RS485 Termination
(Pins 1-2)
Disable RS485 Termination
(No jumper) Default setting
JP4 & JP5
BIOS/DOC Select
JP5 JP4
Enable Internal BIOS – Normal operation,
(Pins 1-3 on both JP4 & JP5)
Disabled – Won’t Boot
(See other positions)
Enable External BIOS – Used for recovery
(Pins 1-2 on both JP4 & JP5)
Disabled – Won’t Boot
(See other positions)
BIOS/DOC Select
Jumper Setting
(Shown in Default)
Enable DOC – Boot from DiskOnChip in
bytewide socket (Pins 1-3 & 2-4 on both
JP4 & JP5) Default setting
Disabled – Won’t Boot
(See other positions)
JP6
Flat Panel Voltage
Selection
+3.3 Volts (Pins 1-2)
+5 Volts (Pins 2-3)
JP7
DiskOnChip Boot
Address Select
Access from DC000h-DDFFFh
(Pins 1-2)
Access from CC000h-CDFFFh
(No jumper)
JP8 Serial Port 1
Enable Serial Port 1
(Pins 1-2) Default setting
Disabled Serial Port 1
(Pins 2-3)
JP9 Serial Port 2
Enable Serial Port 2
(Pins 1-2) Default setting
Disabled Serial Port 2
(Pins 2-3)
4
3
24
1
2
1
Note: JP8 and JP9 Enable/Disable the Serial ports at the STPC Altas CPU chip.
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Chapter 2 Installing CoreModule 420 Options
The procedures in this chapter describe how to install or remove the supported options onto the
CoreModule 420 single board computer (SBC). Some of the CoreModule 420 options described in this
chapter may require turning the CoreModule 420 over to install or remove the option from the
CoreModule 420.
DiskOnChip (DOC) Installation
The CoreModule 420 SBC supports the DiskOnChip by M-Systems in the bytewide socket (U5).
NOTE
The DiskOnChip is not listed as a drive and is not in the boot
order. Refer to the software instructions provided with the
specific DiskOnChip device for more information concerning
booting the device.
Tools Required
Use a complete anti-static service kit (or the equivalent) to remove or install the DiskOnChip onto the
CoreModule 420. A complete anti-static service kit should include a static-dissipating work surface, a
chassis clip lead, and a wrist or ankle strap.
Installing the DiskOnChip (DOC)
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the CoreModule 420 or the DiskOnChip, ensure the power
supply to the CoreModule 420 is turned off and the power cord has been removed
from the power source. Most AT power supplies will continue to provide standby
current to the CoreModule 420 until the power cord is disconnected.
1. If the CoreModule 420 SBC is already powered up, power down the system and remove the
power cord from the power supply.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the static sensitive components on the CoreModule 420,
ensure you follow good Electrostatic Discharge principles. The CoreModule 420
and the DiskOnChip are sensitive to static electricity and can be easily damaged
by improper handling. Do the following when handling the CoreModule 420 and
its related DiskOnChip:
Always use an anti-static wrist/ankle strap and a grounding mat.
Before you handle the CoreModule 420 or remove the DiskOnChip from the antistatic bag, touch a grounded, unpainted metal surface to discharge any static
electricity.
2. Verify the bytewide socket (U5) pins are clear of any material or obstructions that would prevent
installation or bend the DiskOnChip pins.
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DiskOnChip Module
Utility Connector (J5)
Bytewide
Socket (U5)
Pin 1
Floppy/Parallel Port (J4)
CM420QkS_04a
Serial Port (J3)
(COM 1)
Figure 2-1. Installing DiskOnChip
3. Remove the DiskOnChip from the anti-static package and check it for bent pins, before
attempting to insert it into the bytewide socket (U5).
4. Align pin one of the bytewide socket (U5) with pin 1 of the DiskOnChip. See Figure 2-1.
5. Gently insert the DiskOnChip into the bytewide socket (U5) as shown in Figure 2-1 and gently
rock it side to side, while pressing down, until it is firmly into the bytewide socket (U5).
6. Set the jumpers for JP4, JP5, and JP7 to boot from the DiskOnChip before you restore power to
the CoreModule 420. See Table 2-1
Table 2-1. DiskOnChip Jumper Settings
Jumper #
Installed
Removed
JP4 & JP5
BIOS Select
JP5 JP4
Enable BIOS – Normal operation;
boots from flash (Pins 1-3)
Disabled (See other positions)
Enable External BIOS – Used for
recovery (Pins 1-2)
Disabled (See other positions)
BIOS/DOC Select
Jumper Setting
(Shown in Default)
Enable DOC – Boot from
DiskOnChip in bytewide socket
(Pins 1-3 & 2-4) Default
Disabled (See other positions)
JP7
Boot from DC000h-DDFFFh
(Pins 1-2)
Boot from CC000h- CDFFFh
(No jumper)
4
3
NOTE
12
24
1
2
1
DiskOnChip
Boot Address
Refer to the CoreModule 420 Reference Manual for more information on
the location of the jumpers, as well as, other jumper settings. Refer also
to Table 1-1 in this manual.
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Installing CoreModule 420 Options
Removing the DiskOnChip (DOC)
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the CoreModule 420 or the DiskOnChip, ensure the power
supply to the CoreModule 420 is turned off and the power cord has been removed
from the power source. Most AT power supplies will continue to provide
standby current to the CoreModule 420 until the power cord is disconnected.
1. Ensure the CoreModule 420 power supply is turned off and the power cord is removed from the
power supply.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the static sensitive components on the CoreModule 420,
ensure you follow good Electrostatic Discharge principles. The CoreModule 420
and the DiskOnChip are sensitive to static electricity and can be easily damaged
by improper handling. Do the following when handling the CoreModule 420 and
its related DiskOnChip:
Always use an anti-static wrist/ankle strap and a grounding mat.
Before you handle the CoreModule 420 or remove the DiskOnChip from the antistatic package, touch a grounded, unpainted metal surface to discharge any static
electricity.
2. Grasp the DiskOnChip and gently rock it side to side while lifting it up out of the bytewide
socket.
3. Lift the DiskOnChip away from the bytewide socket and put it on an anti-static surface or antistatic package for safe keeping. See Figure 2-2.
DiskOnChip Module
Bytewide
Socket (U5)
Floppy/Parallel Port (J4)
CM420QkS_04b
Serial Port (J3)
(COM 1)
Figure 2-2. Removing DiskOnChip
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CompactFlash Card Installation
The CompactFlash interface allows you to substitute a solid-state flash memory card for a conventional
hard disk drive. The socket (J12) accepts standard CompactFlash media (card), similar to a PCMCIA
memory card, but smaller. The CompactFlash card is used in much the same way as a removable-media
hard drive. Any DOS or Windows based application, including the operating system, utilities, drivers,
and application programs, can easily be run from the CompactFlash card without modification.
NOTE
Use only Type I or II PC cards from commercially available suppliers,
but check for compatibility with UDMA 100 IDE hard disk drives Older
CompactFlash cards that are not compatible with UDMA 100 IDE hard
disk drives may cause system hangs.
Tools Required
The following tools are needed to remove and install the CompactFlash card onto or off of the
CoreModule 420 SBC.
• Small to medium, flat blade screwdriver
• Anti-static service kit – Use a complete anti-static service kit (or the equivalent) to remove or
install the CompactFlash card. A complete anti-static service kit should include a staticdissipating work surface, a chassis clip lead, and a wrist or ankle strap.
CompactFlash Card Installation Guidelines
The CompactFlash card is a solid-state disk device that emulates an IDE drive. When installed, it
becomes one of the two IDE drives supported by the primary EIDE disk controller.
• Use commercially available CompactFlash cards with Type I or II PC card connector.
• Configure the CompactFlash card in the BIOS Setup Utility as [CF on Sec Master].
Installing the CompactFlash Card
This procedure describes discounting enough cables to turn the CoreModule 420 over, exposing the
bottom of the board to install or remove the CompactFlash card.
1. CoreModule 420 preparation:
♦
If the CoreModule 420 is already prepared for CompactFlash installation, with power
disconnected, skip to Step 3.
♦
If the CoreModule 420 is connected and working, power down the system and continue with
next step.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the CoreModule 420 or the CompactFlash card, ensure the
power supply to the CoreModule 420 is turned off and the power cord has been
removed from the power source. Most AT power supplies will continue to provide
standby current to the CoreModule 420 until the power cord is disconnected.
2. Disconnect the power cord to the power supply.
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CAUTION
To prevent damage to the CoreModule 420 or the CompactFlash card, do not
touch the either one without first discharging yourself and following good
Electro Static Prevention principals. The CoreModule 420 and the
CompactFlash card are sensitive to static electricity and can be easily damaged
by improper handling. Do the following when handling either one:
Leave the CompactFlash in the anti-static bag until you are ready to install it.
Always use an anti-static wrist/ankle strap and a grounding mat.
Before you remove a CompactFlash from the anti-static bag, touch a grounded,
unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity.
3. Disconnect any cables that would prevent you from turning the CoreModule 420 over exposing
the bottom of the board.
4. Turn the CoreModule 420 over to access the bottom of the board and lay it on a flat anti-static
surface. See Figure 2-4.
5. Check for bent pins or debris on the pins of the CompactFlash socket (J12).
6. Remove the CompactFlash card from its protective bag, handling the CompactFlash card by its
edges.
7. Insert the CompactFlash card into the slots of the protective cover, parallel to the bottom of the
CoreModule 420 as shown in Figure 2-3.
The CompactFlash card edge and pins are keyed to install into the socket with only one
orientation.
CompactFlash
Socket (J12)
CM420QkS_05a
Pin-1
Pin-1
Marker
Insert CompactFlash Card
Figure 2-3. Installing the CompactFlash Card
8. Push the CompactFlash card into the socket until it is firmly into the socket and mates with the
pins. See Figure 2-4.
9. Turn the CoreModule 420 back over onto the bottom of the board, placing it on the work surface.
10. Reconnect any cables you disconnected earlier to turn the board over.
11. Ensure all other connections to the CoreModule 420 are still well connected.
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12. Plug the power supply’s power cord into the AC power source and restore power.
CompactFlash Socket (J12)
CM420QkS_06a
CompactFlash Card
Protective Cover
(Do not remove)
CoreModue 420
(Bottom View)
Figure 2-4. CompactFlash Card Installed
Removing the CompactFlash Card
This procedure describes discounting enough cables to turn the CoreModule 420 over, exposing the
bottom of the board to install or remove the CompactFlash card.
1. If the CoreModule 420 SBC is already powered up, power down the system.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the CoreModule 420 or the CompactFlash card, ensure the
power supply to the CoreModule 420 is turned off and the power cord has been
removed from the power source. Most AT power supplies will continue to provide
standby current to the CoreModule 420 until the power cord is disconnected.
2. Disconnect the power cord to the power supply.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the CompactFlash card, do not touch the CompactFlash card
without first discharging yourself and following good Electrostatic Discharge
principals. CompactFlash cards are sensitive to static electricity and can be easily
damaged by improper handling. Do the following when handling the
CompactFlash card:
Leave the CompactFlash card in the anti-static bag until you are ready to install it.
Always use an anti-static wrist/ankle strap and a grounding mat.
Before you remove a CompactFlash card from the anti-static bag, touch a
grounded, unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity.
3. Disconnect any cables that would prevent you from turning the CoreModule 420 over exposing
the bottom of the board.
4. Turn the CoreModule 420 over to access the bottom of the board and lay it on a flat anti-static
surface. See Figure 2-4.
5. Insert a small to medium flat blade screwdriver into the slot as shown in Figure 2-5.
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1st
Turn
Clockwise
2nd
Turn
CounterClockwise
CM420QkS_07a
Figure 2-5. Removing the CompactFlash Card
6. Turn the screwdriver clockwise to loosen the CompactFlash card as shown in Figure 2-5.
7. Move the screwdriver to the other slot and turn the screwdriver counter-clockwise to completely
disengage the CompactFlash card from the socket. See Figure 2-5.
8. Grasp the two sides of the CompactFlash card and gently pull it from the CompactFlash
socket/protective cover and place on anti-static surface or in anti-static bag.
9. If you are installing a new or the same CompactFlash card, skip to the Installing the
CompactFlash Card procedure.
10. If your are not re-installing a new or the same CompactFlash card continue with this procedure.
11. Turn the CoreModule 420 back over onto the bottom of the board, placing it on the work surface.
12. Reconnect any cables you disconnected earlier to turn the board over.
13. Ensure all other connections to the CoreModule 420 are still well connected.
14. Plug the power supply’s power cord into the AC power source and restore power.
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Installing Software, Drivers, and Utilities
To install the operating system and respective software drivers, refer to the following procedure.
1. If you are using the CompactFlash card to boot the system, and don’t wish to install the OS onto a
hard disk drive, skip to Step 3.
Refer to the Release Notes on the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM for more information.
2. Install the desired Operating System (OS) and related drivers from the manufacturer’s diskette(s)
or CD-ROM.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the desired OS and respective drivers.
♦
For Windows Operating Systems, some of the necessary drivers may be found on the
manufacturer’s installation diskette or CD-ROM. If more software drivers are needed, refer
to the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM.
♦
For other Operating Systems, some or all of the necessary drivers may be found on the
manufacturer’s installation diskette(s) or CD-ROM. If not, refer to the CoreModule 420 Doc
& SW CD-ROM.
3. Run the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM to access the documentation, Release Notes,
various utilities, and OS drivers not on the manufacturer’s diskette(s) or CD-ROM.
The CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM will operate on any Windows PC, allowing you to
view, download, or print the contents of the CD-ROM. This includes the CoreModule 420
QuickStart Guide, CoreModule 420 Reference Manual, Release Notes, software drivers and
various utilities.
NOTE
You must have an Internet browser to view the main menu and make selections
(examples: Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x, or greater, Netscape Navigator
version 4.x, or greater, or the equivalent on a PC). Software download links are
provided for Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.x or greater to view the manuals
and documents.
An Internet connection is required for the Adobe Acrobat link or access to the
Ampro web site.
The CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM should auto-start, but if it does not, go to the root
level of the CD-ROM and locate the index.htm by:
a. Selecting Run from the Start menu in any Windows PC.
b. Browsing the contents of the CD-ROM until you find the index.htm at the root level.
c. Select this file and press OK to start the CD-ROM.
The CD-ROM starts and opens the main menu of the CD-ROM.
4. Select from the directories as shown below:
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CoreModule 420 Documentation (CoreModule 420 Reference Manual, QuickStart Guide,
Development System Users Guide, and Release notes, etc.)
♦
CoreModule 420 Software (Supported operating systems, drivers, code examples, and Board
Support Packages (BSPs))
♦
Need Adobe Acrobat? (Link to Adobe Acrobat Reader; need Internet connection)
♦
Check for Latest Updates (Hot link to Ampro web site for finding and downloading the latest
updates; refer to Getting Updates in Appendix A, Technical Support; also need Internet
connection)
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There are directories and subdirectories under these topics that should provide you with the
needed manuals, utilities, and tools not explained earlier.
5. Install any special OS drivers not found on the manufacturer’s diskette(s) or CD-ROM.
Refer to the directories on the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM for instructions on
installing the special drivers for the desired OS.
If the desired drivers can not be found, contact Ampro through the Virtual Technician on the web
site with a request for the driver(s), or use the Link to Ampro’s web site on the CoreModule 420
Doc & SW CD-ROM to get the latest updates. Refer also to the Appendix A, Technical Support
for more information.
6. Install any utilities or other development tools you may need from the CoreModule 420 Doc &
SW CD-ROM.
Refer to the directories on the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW CD-ROM for instructions on
installing and using the utilities or development tools for the desired OS.
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Appendix A Technical Support
Contacting Support
Ampro Computers, Inc. provides a number of methods for contacting Technical Support listed below in
Table A-1. Requests for support through the Virtual Technician are given the highest priority, and
usually will be addressed within one working day.
• Ampro Virtual Technician – This is a comprehensive support center designed to meet all your
technical needs. This service is free and available 24 hours a day through the Ampro web site at
http://ampro.custhelp.com. This includes a searchable database of Frequently Asked Questions,
which will help you with the common information requested by most customers. This is a good
source of information to look at first for your technical solutions. However, you must register
online before you can log in to access this service.
Personal Assistance – You may also request personal assistance by going to the "Ask a Question"
area in the Virtual Technician. Requests can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You
will receive immediate confirmation that your request has been entered. Once you have
submitted your request you can go to the "My Stuff" area and log in to check status, update your
request, and access other features.
• Embedded Design Resource Center – This service is also free and available 24 hours a day at the
Ampro web site at http://www.ampro.com. However, you must be registered online before you
can log in to access this service.
The Embedded Design Resource Center was created as a resource for embedded system
developers to share Ampro's knowledge, insight, and expertise gained from years of experience.
This page contains links to White Papers, Specifications, and additional technical information.
Table A-1. Technical Support Contact Information
Method
Contact Information
Virtual Technician
http://ampro.custhelp.com
Web Site
http://www.ampro.com
Standard Mail
Ampro Computers, Incorporated
5215 Hellyer Avenue
San Jose, CA 95138-1007, USA
Getting Updates
This feature is provided for you on the CoreModule 420 Doc & SW (Documentation & Software) CDROM and is a hot link to Ampro’s Web site. You can access the latest updates by clicking on Check for
Latest Updates in your CD-ROM’s main menu. The link on the CD-ROM takes you to the Ampro web
site where the search and compare engine on the web site compares your current CD-ROM to the latest
files available on the Ampro web site.
Once you have made a selection of desired type of updated material, the search and compare engine
generates a list of the current manuals or software updates not on your CD-ROM and displays this list on
the screen for you to view. Once the list is displayed you can select the desired updates or new files
from the list you want to download to your PC. You can then printout the updates or files, save it to
disk, or store it on a new CD-ROM. This list includes documentation and software updates. However,
you must be registered online before you login in to the Ampro web site to access this information.
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Appendix B Connector Part Numbers
These connectors are used on the CoreModule 420 and can be used to determine the mating connectors,
if you want to make your own cables.
Table B-1. Connector and Manufacturer’s Part Numbers
Connector
Pin Number/Pin Spacing/
Orientation
Manufacturer
Manufacturer’s PN
J2 – Ethernet
8-pin, 0.1”, right angle
Molex
Housing = 10-11-2063
Pins = 08-55-0102
J3 – Serial 1
10-pin, 0.1”, right angle
Molex
10-89-1106
J4 – Floppy/
Parallel
26-pin, 0.1”, right angle
T&B Ansley or
Spectra-Strip
609-2600M or
812-2622-134
J5 – Utility
10-pin, 0.1”, right angle
AMP or
Molex
102387-1 or
22-55-3101
J6 – IDE
44-pin, 2mm, straight
TEKA
HM222BT1U-191-00
J7 – Power
10-pin, 0.1”, right angle
AMP or
Molex
Housing = 87456-5 or
22-55-2101
AMP or
Molex
Contact = 87523-6 or
16-02-0103
J8 – GPIO
10-pin, 2mm, straight
Adam Tech or
Samtec
D2PH 2 10 SG .146/.118/.420 or
TW-05-06-G-D-420-110
J9 – Serial 2
10-pin, 0.1”, right angle
Molex
10-89-1106
J10 – USB
5-pin, 0.1”, right angle
Molex
22-12-2054
J11 – Video
44-pin, 2mm, right angle
Adam Tech or
Astron
2PH2R44SGA
AT-PH2-44-2-1-GF
J13 – Serial 3
10-pin, 0.1”, straight
Molex
15-91-3100
J14 – Serial 4
10-pin, 0.1”, straight
Molex
15-91-3100
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