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Powering up the board

In this section, you'll wire up and apply power to the board, and then learn the proper way to activate it.


ARTIK 530 and 710 Boards

Check Jumpers

The Platform board (on the underside of the board with the ARTIK 7 module) has a set of jumpers JP1-JP4. These jumpers select whether power comes from the 5VDC adapter or the battery.

[2-3]: Normal. The 5VDC adapter powers the board, and charges the battery (if present)
          – Battery will not power board if adapter is unplugged

[1-2]: Battery. The battery powers the board, but must not be charged
          – If battery is present, disconnect the adapter
          – With battery disconnected, adapter may be connected to power the board

Whenever JP1-JP4 are in the [1-2] position, connect either a battery OR the 5VDC adapter. Battery damage can occur if both are connected!

Connect Board

  1. Connect the board to your computer using the USB cable. There are two micro-USB connectors on the board assembly; use the Debug USB on the bottom board as shown.

  2. Connect the antennas. One long antenna screws onto the Wi-Fi® connector on the board (directly over the USB cable you just connected), and the other screws onto the ZigBee radio connector.

    It is good practice to attach antennas before powering the board to prevent signal ringing from possibly damaging a radio circuit.

  3. Make sure the power switch on the development board is set to the off position.

  4. Plug the AC side of the 5V power supply into your power outlet, and the other end into the development board.

    Warning! Check that your power supply is 5V, not 12V. The plug ends are identical, so look at the adapter ratings plate before continuing!

  5. Slide the power switch on the development board rightward to the on position. Note that this is like putting the battery in your cell phone. It doesn't turn the board on, just gets it ready to turn on.

  6. Observe that the LEDs on the underside light up. Do not press the SW2 power button at this time – wait until the instructions in the next section say to do so.

You are now ready to move on the next step, activating the board.

Users are responsible for understanding and mitigating any heat issues they may encounter with their use of the Developer Board, including, for example and without limitation, heat emanating from exposed chips on the Developer Board.

ARTIK 520 and 1020 Boards

  1. Connect the long antennas to the appropriate connectors on the developer board as shown here.

    It is good practice to attach antennas before powering the board to prevent signal ringing from possibly damaging a radio circuit.

  2. Connect the board to your computer using the USB cable. There is only one micro-USB connector, which is the Debug USB. You should see the Rx and Tx LEDs light up.
  3. Make sure the power switch on the development board is set to the off position.

    ARTIK 520 view, commercial version (0.5). Click here for a view of the early Beta version (3.0-3.3) of the board.

    ARTIK 1020 view, commercial version (0.5). Click here for a view of the early Beta version (3.0-3.3) of the board.

  4. Plug the AC side of the 5V power supply into your power outlet, and the other end into the development board.

    Warning! Check that your power supply is 5V, not 12V. The plug ends are identical, so look at the adapter ratings plate before continuing!

  5. Flip the power switch on the development board to the on position. Note that this is like putting the battery in your cell phone. It doesn't turn the board on, just gets it ready to turn on.

  6. Observe that the LED next to the "SW3 POWER" button lights up. Do not press SW3 at this time – wait until the instructions in the next section say to do so.

You are now ready to move on the next step, activating the board.

Activation and Reset

Initial Activation. After you first apply power, you'll need to activate the board with a 1-second reset pulse using the POWER push-button switch – located as shown for the different ARTIK boards. Wait until the instructions below tell you to push it.

ARTIK 530 and 710 POWER (SW2) ARTIK 520 and 1020 POWER (SW3)

Normal Restart. Once the POWER circuit has been activated, pushing it again has no effect. Use the reboot command to restart. Doing so ensures that files are properly closed before restart commences.

Normal Shutdown. For an orderly power-down sequence, use the shutdown now command.

Forced Restart. The RESET button (located below the ARTIK 520 and 1020 power jack, or next to the ARTIK 530 and 710 POWER button) forces the module to restart.

File Corruption Warning. Using the RESET button may leave pending disk writes incomplete.

ARTIK 520 and 1020 Board Developers: When you design a circuit to replace the POWER button, be aware that the ARTIK 520 and 1020 modules expect a reset pulse.

Leaving the signal active all the time would result in endless reset cycles.

ARTIK 530 and 710 Board Developers: The ARTIK 530 and 710 modules require a minimum 1-second active signal on their POWER input, but do not demand a pulse. That is, the signal can be left active if desired. Jumper J19 is provided to demonstrate this feature – if you install it, the board will boot as soon as you apply power.

Next Step: Install ARTIK IDE

Read about installing the ARTIK IDE in the next article, which will also provide you with the serial connection instructions to your ARTIK board.

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