i.MX31 PDK Contents

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i.MX31 PDK Contents

i.MX31 PDK Contents

Unpack the kit


  • Boards
    • CPU board
    • Debug board
    • Personality board
  • Cables
    • RS-232 serial cable
    • Ethernet straight cable
    • High-speed USB cables with mini AB connectors for OTG
    • High-speed cable with standard A to mini B connectors
    • Mini-USB adaptor
    • Jack to RCA audio/video cable
  • Power Supply
    • 5.0V/2.4A universal power supply kit
  • Paperwork
    • CD-ROMs: Content CD
    • End-User License Agreement
    • Quick Start Guide (this document)
    • Warranty card
    • Freescale Support card

Build the platform

Connect the Personality board to Debug board.

The personality board connects to the Debug board using a 500-pin connector. The connector is keyed to avoid misconnection, so there is only one way to connect these boards.


Then, connect the CPU board to the underside of Debug board.


Certify the version of bootloader

When updating the BSP files of a system, it's recommended to rewrite a right version of bootloader in the target.

Connect platform to PC

To connect the 3-Stack platform to your host PC:


  1. Connect one end of an RS-232 serial cable (included in the kit) to a serial port connector (CON4) on the Debug board and connect the other end to a COM port on the host PC.
    • Configure SW4-1 to ON.
    • Make sure that SW4-8 is ON, to supply power to all three boards.
    • Configure SW4-2 to OFF.
  2. Confirm that the Bootstrap switches (SW5–SW10) are set for external NAND boot (see more here)
  3. Connect the regulated 5V power supply to the appropriate power adapter. Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet and the 5V line connector into the J2 (5V POWER JACK) connector on the Debug board.
  4. Start a serial console application on your host PC with the following configuration:

Baud Rate115200
Data Bits8
Stop Bits1
Flow ControlNone

  1. On the Debug board, switch the power switch (S4) to 1.
  2. The OS image pre-loaded in the 3-Stack board will boot and the debug messages from the bootloader should now appear on the serial console application on your PC

See Also

Version history
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