Get Started with the ASL5015EVBSLAV

This page will help guide you through the process of learning about your ASL5015EVBSLAV board.

3. Configure Hardware

3.1 Hardware configuration

A full system configuration is completed with the ASL5015EVBMST wired with cable harness for power supply and CAN (FD) communication to the S32K144EVBQ100 associated by the connectors on the ASL45XASLX41 Multichannel LED board. Can also be configured with up to 9 ASL5015EVBSLAV slave boards not shown. Customer can configure using their own LED board.

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3.2 Configuration image

To start working with the ASL5x15EVB, the following connections and setup must be performed:

  1. Connect the ASL5015EVBMST to the S32K144EVB. Do not forget to supply S32K144EVB-Q100 with 12 V, to enable the CAN communication through the SBC
  2. With power turned off, attach S32K144EVB-Q100 12 V DC power supply to ASL5015EVBMST’s supply terminals
  3. Attach an LED board (example shown in image) to the ASL5015EVBMST. Additionally, if there is one or several slave EVB in the system, create a chain with the master board using connectors X1 and X3
  4. (Optional) If using the optional ASL45XASLX41: attach the S32K144EVBQ100 to ASL45XASLX41, and supply the LED boards with any of the available buck outputs
  5. Plug the USB cable from the mini connector end into the S32K144EVB-Q100
  6. Plug the USB cable standard connector end into the computer
  7. Turn on the power supply. The supply indicator LED (Red LED in ASL5x15EVBMST) (Green LED3 and LED4 in ASL45XASLX41) shall light up
  8. (Optional) Use GUI to drive all the evaluation boards (S32K144EVB-Q100, ASL45XASLX41 and all MLC's evaluation boards)
  9. (Optional) Use Vector CANoe software to drive MLC's evaluation boards
  10. (Optional) Use your own software, microcontroller and LED driver module to evaluate the NXP's Matrix LED Controller using its EVB

3.3 Additional ASL5015EVBSLAV board support

For detailed configuration and connection instructions refer to the images in the UM11224 - ASL5x15 Evaluation Boards - User Guide

4. Install Software

4.1 Preparing graphical user interface operating environment

There are several steps to follow for the full system configuration using the ASL5015EVBMST, ASL5015EVBSLAV, S32K144EVB-Q100, and the ASL45XASLX41 evaluation boards.

4.2 Downloading and flashing the S32K144EVB-Q100

To download and install the latest version of the S32K144EVB-Q100 software:

  1. Go to http://www.nxp.com/ASL45XASLX41
  2. Go to the Get Started section and download the Software and Design files (NDA required)
  3. Unzip the files to your computer

Flash the S32K144EVB-Q100:

  1. Connect the S32K144EVB-Q100 to your PC with a micro USB cable
  2. The S32K144EVB-Q100 is shown as a USB drive
  3. Copy the flash image (*.srec) file from the one downloaded and unzipped before to the root directory of the S32K144EVB-Q100 USB drive
  4. The copy process will take about one minute. Once completed, the S32K144EVBQ100 is flashed and is ready to be used with the GUI, the ASL5x15EVBMST, ASL5x15EVBSLAV and the ASL45XASLX41

4.3 Launching the GUI on your computer

The GUI provides easy control of all ASL5x15 EVB and ASL45XASLX41 EVB. To launch the GUI:

Note: The GUI can be found in DocStore, in the following path: LED drivers and controllers / Evaluation boards / ASL45XASLX41 EVB / GUI for ASL45XASLX41 EVB

  1. Locate the GUI folder where you unzipped the GUI
  2. Start the GUI by calling the executable (*.exe) file
  3. The GUI opens with the startup window

The GUI is divided into several pages. Each page gives some control options to the user. The GUI will always start up with the Setup page.

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4.4 Complete step by step

Software and hardware instructions are detailed in the UM11224: ASL5x15 Evaluation Boards - User Guide

Additionally, enabling instructions are available on the S32K144EVB tool summary page.

5. Learn More

5.1 Success!

Now start your embedded application development.

5.2 Product summary page

www.nxp.com/ASL5xxxyHz: Smart Matrix LED Controller for Automotive Lighting.

5.3 Tool summary page

The overview section provides a description of the device, product features, a list of the kit contents, a list of (and links to) supported devices, list of (and links to) any related products and a Get Started section.

  • Specifications: board technical specifications and features
  • Documentation & Software: download current supporting documentation and software files
  • Buy/Parametrics: purchase the product and view the product parametrics and kit contents
  • Get help: supporting information such as communities and partner information

After downloading files, review each file, including the user guide which includes setup instructions.

5.4 For the entire solution

In addition to our ASL5xxxyHZ family Smart Matrix LED Controller for Automotive Lighting devices you may also want to visit:

Product pages:

  • S32K: 32-bit Automotive General-Purpose Microcontrollers page
  • ASL341ySHN: Three-channel Automotive LED Buck Driver
  • ASL241ySHN: Two-channel Automotive LED Buck Driver
  • ASL250ySHN: Two-Phase Automotive LED Boost Driver with a Limp Home mode
  • ASL4500SHN: Four-Phase Automotive LED Boost Driver
  • ASL150ySHN: Single-Phase Automotive LED Boost Driver with Limp Home mode

Tool pages:

Support pages:

Hardware pages:

Software pages:

5.5 BUY the BOARD

ASL5015EVBSLAV Evaluation board Master for Smart Matrix LED Controller for Automotive Lighting

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