Michael Worster

Where can I find a tutorial on the basics of the tower?

Discussion created by Michael Worster on Nov 9, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2012 by Eckhard Gosch

I'm really looking for a very basic tutorial, the starting place for working on the tower. I want to know things like:


  •     How do you power the tower? USB? external power supply? Can any of the cards provide power for the whole thing?
  •     Is there any sign of life (SOL) when power is applied? Any LEDs that should come one?
  •     Is there "serial" card (the TWR-SER module) a self contained device? Meaning can I apply power just to that and get some SOL, or does it need a processor card to work with
  •     What is the baud rate (and other settings) for the RS232 on the TWR-SER card?


I've seen various videos on Freescale's main site making me think there's a full interface that I should be able to get to via the RS232, but I'm not able to get this working. I'm sure documentation covering these basic questions must exist, but I can't seem to find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?