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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
* You can add 2 additional USB ports to the Pandaboard development platform.
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* The J6 expansion header on the PandaBoard allows for the addition of two USB host ports.
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* The pinouts for the USB host ports match that of a standard PC USB host expansion connector.
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== Materials ==
 
== Materials ==
 
These are the materials you will need in addition to your Pandaboard.
 
These are the materials you will need in addition to your Pandaboard.
  
* A PC USB Thingy
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* PC Style USB Expansion cable
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* Available from:
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** [http://www.frys.com/product/1341296?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Fry's]
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** [http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID=11389 AVA Direct]
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** [http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6366115 CompUSA]
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** [http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0321594 Microcenter]
 
[[File:thingy.jpg|240px]]
 
[[File:thingy.jpg|240px]]
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* A 2 x 4 pin header .1" centers
 
* A 2 x 4 pin header .1" centers
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* Available from:
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** [http://www.frys.com/product/2069003?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Fry's]
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** [http://www.sparkfun.com/products/116 Sparkfun Electronics]
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** [http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=SAM1034-50-ND Digikey]
 
[[File:header.jpg|240px]]
 
[[File:header.jpg|240px]]
 
 
  
 
== Pinout ==
 
== Pinout ==
* Detail of one of the Thingy's pigtails
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* Detail of one of the PC style USB expansion cable
 
[[File:conn.jpg|240px]]
 
[[File:conn.jpg|240px]]
  
  
The Red (VCC) wire will connect to J6 Pin 1 (USB Port 3) or 2 (USB Port 4)
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* Red (VCC) wire will connect to J6 Pin 1 (USB Port 3) or 2 (USB Port 4)
 
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* White (D-) wire will connect to J6 Pin 3 (USB Port 3) or 4 (USB Port 4)
The White (D-) wire will connect to J6 Pin 3 (USB Port 3) or 4 (USB Port 4)
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* Green (D+) wire will connect to J6 Pin 5 (USB Port 3) or 6 (USB Port 4)
 
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* Black (Gnd) wire will connect to J6 Pin 7 (USB Port 3) or 8 (USB Port 4)
The Green (D+) wire will connect to J6 Pin 5 (USB Port 3) or 6 (USB Port 4)
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* The fifth pin (shield) is not connected.
 
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The Black (Gnd) wire will connect to J6 Pin 7 (USB Port 3) or 8 (USB Port 4)
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NOTE: Earlier versions of the Pandaboard had connections for the shield, but they were dropped in favor of some additional GPIOs.
 
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The fifth pin (shield) is not connected.  
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Earlier versions of the Pandaboard had connections for the shield, but they were dropped in favour of some additional GPIOs.
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* J6 Pinout
 
* J6 Pinout
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Here is what the header will look like when soldered to J6 of the Pandaboard.
 
Here is what the header will look like when soldered to J6 of the Pandaboard.
  
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* Solder the header into the J6 pins closest to the WIFI module
 
* Detail of the header soldered into J6
 
* Detail of the header soldered into J6
[[File:board1.jpg|480px]]
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[[File:board1.jpg|320px]]
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<br>
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<br>
  
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* Plug in the PC style USB expansion cable, making sure that the RED wire end of the connectors are plugged into the pins nearest the WIFI module
 
* Detail of the Thingy plugged into the Header at J6
 
* Detail of the Thingy plugged into the Header at J6
[[File:board2a.jpg|480px]]
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[[File:board2a.jpg|320px]]
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== Notes ==
  
Just solder the header into the J6 pins closest to the WIFI module, Then plug in the pigtails. Make sure that the Red wire end of the connectors are plugged into the pins nearest the WIFI module.
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Most PC USB Thingies have a standard pinout that is compatible with J6
  
== Notes ==
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*  First few pins of J6 
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[[image:j6_detail2.jpg|600x]]
  
Most PC USB Thingy's have a standard pinout that is compatible with J6
 
  
*  First few pins of J6 
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[[File:j6_detail.jpg|600x]]
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Latest revision as of 04:44, 13 April 2011

Introduction

  • The J6 expansion header on the PandaBoard allows for the addition of two USB host ports.
  • The pinouts for the USB host ports match that of a standard PC USB host expansion connector.


Materials

These are the materials you will need in addition to your Pandaboard.

Thingy.jpg



Header.jpg

Pinout

  • Detail of one of the PC style USB expansion cable

Conn.jpg


  • Red (VCC) wire will connect to J6 Pin 1 (USB Port 3) or 2 (USB Port 4)
  • White (D-) wire will connect to J6 Pin 3 (USB Port 3) or 4 (USB Port 4)
  • Green (D+) wire will connect to J6 Pin 5 (USB Port 3) or 6 (USB Port 4)
  • Black (Gnd) wire will connect to J6 Pin 7 (USB Port 3) or 8 (USB Port 4)
  • The fifth pin (shield) is not connected.


NOTE: Earlier versions of the Pandaboard had connections for the shield, but they were dropped in favor of some additional GPIOs.

  • J6 Pinout

J6 detail1.jpg

Assembly

Here is what the header will look like when soldered to J6 of the Pandaboard.

  • Solder the header into the J6 pins closest to the WIFI module
  • Detail of the header soldered into J6

Board1.jpg

  • Plug in the PC style USB expansion cable, making sure that the RED wire end of the connectors are plugged into the pins nearest the WIFI module
  • Detail of the Thingy plugged into the Header at J6

Board2a.jpg

Notes

Most PC USB Thingies have a standard pinout that is compatible with J6

  • First few pins of J6

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