Connect the 5 V DC power adaptor to the power jack, J31, and turn on the power supply. The board will turn on. The Red PORST LED (D3) will turn on and turn off immediately. And, the green SDA
LED (D1) will turn on.
2.2 Attach the USB cable
Plug the type-A connector of the USB cable into the USB port of your Windows PC and connect the Micro-B connector to the onboard USB 2.0 AB (Debug) connector, J11.
2.3 If you are using a Windows 10 machine as the host computer, stop the storage service of the Windows machine
To stop the storage service:
a. Select Start > Services.
b. In the Services console, right-click Storage Service and select Stop.
If the storage service is not stopped before plugging in the USB cable, the Red PORST LED (D3) turns on and the board cannot be booted. In this case, you need to stop the storage service and
power off and power on the board again for the serial connection to work.
2.4 Install the mbed Windows serial port driver
Make sure that the mbed driver for the board serial port is installed. Before you run the driver installer, you MUST have the board plugged in to your PC.
With the serial port driver installed, run your favorite terminal application to control and monitor the FRWY-LS1012A from the serial console. Configure the terminal to 115200 baud rate, 8
data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit.
To determine the port number of the FRWY-LS1012A virtual COM port, open the device manager and look under the "Ports" group.
Not sure how to use a terminal application? Try one of these tutorials:
2.6 Boot the board
Press the Reset switch (SW1) and the board boots up. The PORST red LED D3 turns on momentarily and switches off.
Tera Term Tutorial
Tera Term is a very popular open source terminal emulation application. This program can be used to display information sent from your NXP development platform's virtual serial port.
Download Tera Term from SourceForge. After the download, run the installer and then return to this webpage to continue.
Launch Tera Term. The first time it launches, it will show you the following dialog. Select the serial option. Assuming your board is plugged in, there should be
a COM port automatically populated in the list.
Configure the serial port settings (using the COM port number identified earlier) to 115200 baud rate, 8 data bits, no parity and 1 stop bit. To do this, go to
Setup -> Serial Port and change the settings.
Verify that the connection is open. If connected, Tera Term will show something like below in it's title bar.
You're ready to go
PuTTY is a popular terminal emulation application. This program can be used to display information sent from your NXP development platform's virtual serial port.
Download PuTTY using the button below. After the download, run the installer and then return to this webpage to continue.
Launch PuTTY by either double clicking on the *.exe file you downloaded or from the Start menu, depending on the type of download you selected.
Configure In the window that launches, select the Serial radio button and enter the COM port number that you determined earlier. Also enter the baud rate, in
this case 115200.
Click Open to open the serial connection. Assuming the board is connected and you entered the correct COM port, the terminal window will open. If the
configuration is not correct, PuTTY will alert you.
You're ready to go
3.1 Jump Start Your Design with the LS1012A LSDK!
Layerscape SDK is the next generation of Linux enablement software for Layerscape and QorIQ family of processors. It provides all the necessary drivers, tools and libraries required to enable
all features of the Arm®-based Layerscape processors and Power-based QorIQ P-series and T-series processors.
The Flex-build source tarball and LSDK components, such as pre-built images are available at the
Layerscape Software Development Kit - Flex-build source tarball
Layerscape SDK Components - LSDK components
3.2 Deploying Ubuntu userland on the FRWY-LS1012A
The FRWY-LS1012A Getting Started guide provides easy, step-by-step instructions on how to deploy Ubuntu userland on the FRWY-LS1012A.