Serial EBOX 3350MX

Based on DMP's Vortex processor / SoC this board is a full computer capable of running a standard Windows and Linux installation on the backpack of your robot.
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Serial EBOX 3350MX

Post by nepotech » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:39 pm

Post by nepotech
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:39 pm

Hi....

I want to use com serial Ebox-3350MX, but i don't know pin configuration of secret serial com.

Please help me about configuration serial com it!

Thanks......
Hi....

I want to use com serial Ebox-3350MX, but i don't know pin configuration of secret serial com.

Please help me about configuration serial com it!

Thanks......
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Post by PedroR » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:31 pm

Post by PedroR
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:31 pm

Hi nepotech

Following up to your Private Message I would like to publcly post what I mentioned:

Although the eBox 3350MX seems to include connectors for Serial ports, there is some circuitry missing to make them work.
Serial ports are NOT a feature of the 3350MX and are not part of its specifications.

On the Teardown and Review post we showed there seemed to be evidence of a possibility of enabling COMM and where they would be located.

As far as we can tell you need to perform some SMD soldering to install 2 MAX213 components. These are necessary to connect the signal from the processor to the White Connectors on the Base board (that were present on that particular model from that batch).

If one still wishes to go ahead with this it is important to be aware of the following:

1) Doing this will VOID your warranty.
This procedure is NOT supported by DMP and is forbidden per their Warranty terms.

2) Attempting SMD soldering on the eBox 3350MX will likely damage it. You need to be very skilled and willing to assume the risk.

3) We were able to understand this, mostly because we have dealt with Roboards and other compact modules in the past and did some basic investigations of our own.

There is NO WARRANTY that this procedure will work correctly or that soldering the SMD component is sufficient to enable the COMMs.
It seems to be the case but any procedure should be done at your OWN risk.
Any damage related to attempting any of the procedures referred in this post or related to adding COMMs is the responsibility of the user. Furthermore, attempting this will VOID your warranty as explained.

If you wish to use an x86 Embedded Solution that includes COMM ports RoboSavvy's official position is to recommend and encourage the use a Roboard.


Regards
Pedro.
Hi nepotech

Following up to your Private Message I would like to publcly post what I mentioned:

Although the eBox 3350MX seems to include connectors for Serial ports, there is some circuitry missing to make them work.
Serial ports are NOT a feature of the 3350MX and are not part of its specifications.

On the Teardown and Review post we showed there seemed to be evidence of a possibility of enabling COMM and where they would be located.

As far as we can tell you need to perform some SMD soldering to install 2 MAX213 components. These are necessary to connect the signal from the processor to the White Connectors on the Base board (that were present on that particular model from that batch).

If one still wishes to go ahead with this it is important to be aware of the following:

1) Doing this will VOID your warranty.
This procedure is NOT supported by DMP and is forbidden per their Warranty terms.

2) Attempting SMD soldering on the eBox 3350MX will likely damage it. You need to be very skilled and willing to assume the risk.

3) We were able to understand this, mostly because we have dealt with Roboards and other compact modules in the past and did some basic investigations of our own.

There is NO WARRANTY that this procedure will work correctly or that soldering the SMD component is sufficient to enable the COMMs.
It seems to be the case but any procedure should be done at your OWN risk.
Any damage related to attempting any of the procedures referred in this post or related to adding COMMs is the responsibility of the user. Furthermore, attempting this will VOID your warranty as explained.

If you wish to use an x86 Embedded Solution that includes COMM ports RoboSavvy's official position is to recommend and encourage the use a Roboard.


Regards
Pedro.
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