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04 Dec

DVK521 Cubieboard1/2 Baseboard Available Now

Posted by Heng Yan in Baseboard, Cubieboard, Cubieboard2, DVK521

Overview

DVK521 is an expansion board designed for Cubieboard, integrates various components and interfaces for connecting external accessory boards. It’s ideal for Cubieboard evaluation and development.

Cubieboard expansion board on board resource

  1. Cubieboard socket
  2. OV7670 interface: for connecting OV7670 Camera Module
  3. 8I/Os interface: easily connects to modules controlled by I/Os, such as 8 Push Buttons
  4. SPI interface: easily connects to SPI modules such as AT45DBXX Dataflash, etc.
  5. I2C interface: easily connects to I2C modules such as PCF8574 Expansion Module, PCF8563 RTC Module, etc.
  6. USB interface: USB TO UART, convenient for debugging
  7. VGA interface: for connecting VGA display Module
  8. Capacitive touch screen socket: for connecting capacitive touch screen using I2C interface
  9. 7inch LCD interface: for connecting 7inch LCD
  10. ONE-WIRE interface: easily connects to ONE-WIRE devices (TO-92 package), such as temperature sensor (DS18B20), electronic registration number (DS2401), etc.
  11. UART interface (PL2303TA): connects to the UART interface of Cubieboard
  12. Cubieboard Ext Ports
  13. 5V/3.3 V power input/output: usually used as power output, also common-grounding with other user board
  14. Power indicator
  15. User LEDs
  16. Buzzer
  17. User Keys
  18. Joystick: five positions
  19. PL2303TA: onboard USB TO UART convertor
  20. 12M crystal: for PL2303TA
  21. Joystick jumper
  22. User Keysjumper
  23. ONE-WIRE jumper
  24. Buzzer jumper
  25. User LEDs jumper
  26. Prototyping area: can be used to place user components for experiments

For jumpers above:

  • short the jumper to connect to I/Os used in example code
  • open the jumper to connect to other custom pins via jumper wires

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DVK521 Cubieboard expansion board
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Connecting with touch screen LCD
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Connecting with Cubieboard
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Connecting with Cubieboard and accessory boards
Connecting to any accessory board
Connecting to any accessory board you need

Development Resources

The User Guide CD includes development resources listed as follow:

  • User manual
  • Development environment setup guide
  • Kernel porting and configuration guide
  • Drivers porting and configuration guide
  • Schematic (PDF)
  • Demo code drivers and API testing source code
    • Linux kernel driver source code, and the high-level API source code based on Linux
  • Pre-configured Cubieboard image
    • ubuntu based on ARM chips, just burn it into SD card, it’s ready to run
  • Related documentations and software

Examples

Kernel/PeripheralInterfaceLinux
AT24CXX EEPROM I2C Y
FM24CXX FRAM I2C Y
AT45DBXX DATAFLASH SPI Y
DS18B20 Temperature sensor 1-WIRE Y
PL2303 USB TO UART UART Y
7inch multi-color LCD LCD Y
Capacitive touch screen I2C Y
OV7670 Camera Camera Y
VGA VGA Y
Buzzer I/Os Y
Joystick I/Os Y
User keys I/Os Y
LED I/Os Y

Package Contains

  1. DVK521 x 1
  2. USB type A plug to mini-B plug cable x 1
  3. 4-pin 2-pin wires pack x 1
  4. LCD screws pack x 1
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