Getting Started for ASL5115EVBMST

This page will help guide you through the process of learning about your ASL5115EVBMST board.

3. Configure Hardware

3.1 Hardware Configuration

A full system configuration is completed with the ASL5115EVBMST 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 slave boards not shown. Customer can configure using their own LED board.

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Configuration image

3.2 Configuration image

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

  1. Connect the ASL5115EVBMST 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 ASL5115EVBMST’s supply terminals.
  3. Attach an LED board (example shown in image) to the ASL5115EVBMST. 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 EVB: 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 ASL5115EVBMST 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 ASL5115EVBMST ASL5115EVBSLAV, 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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Configuration image

4.4 Complete step by step

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 tab provides an overview of the device, product features, a description 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.

  • Documentation: download current documentation
  • Software & Tools: download current hardware and software tools / Drivers
  • Buy/Parametrics: purchase the product and view the product parametrics
  • Build package: the bill of materials (BOM) and supporting schematics are also available for download in the Get Started section.

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

5.4 For the entire solution

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