RPI-CONSOLE-U

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Features[edit]

  • Console port lets you talk to your Raspberry Pi over USB without a keyboard/mouse/monitor or Ethernet connection.
    • 115200 baud
  • USB Micro-B connector
  • Real FTDi FT230XS
  • Jumper selectable - power the Pi from your computer's USB port.
    • Some nwere Pi cards may take too much power
  • Transmit/receive LEDs
  • 26-pin connector works with Model A and Model B Pis

Options[edit]

Extended 26-pin Connector[edit]

From RPI-CONSOLE page

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Extended 40-pin Connector[edit]

From RPI-CONSOLE page

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Low profile 26-pin Connector[edit]

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Driver[edit]

Windows Driver setup

Prototype Qualification Tests[edit]

Qualification Testing

Factory Acceptance Tests[edit]

Test Station design

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Test Procedure[edit]

  • Test setup as above
  • Test setup powered down
  • Install UUT (RPI-Console card being tested)
  • Install P1 jumper on UUT (power the test station from the RPI-CONSOLE)
  • Connect USB cable from Test Computer (laptop) to UUT
  • Boards should power up
  • Look in Device manager to make sure COM port was added
  • Run putty on Test Computer (laptop)
    • Select COM port in putty
    • 9600, n, 8, 1
    • No handshake* Select COM port in putty
  • Hit reset on Arduino Shield or attached to GVSDuino
  • Verify the message comes back
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
0123456789
asdfghjkl
Hit keys to test
  • Type and verify that the character comes back
  • Disconnect USB to RPI-Console

Specs[edit]

External links[edit]

Rev X3 (vs X2)[edit]

  • Moved "Power Pi from USB" connector to center of card
  • Rev X2 (vs X1)
  • Moved connector slightly closer to the edge
  • Made USB connector PWB pads longer
  • Adds ID resistor pads to USB pin
    • Not populated

Rev X1 Checkout[edit]

  • Micro USB mounting holes fit well
  • Connector could be slightly farther to the edge
  • USB connector PWB pads were too short - trimmed pins to fit
  • Ordered 3 more from OshPark new X2 rev

Assembly Sheet[edit]