一、Introduction

Product introduction

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Shipping list

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Detailed parameters

Parameter
Size 25x15.5mm
Chip CP2104
LED Power LED, TX LED, RX LED
USB Type MicroUSB
Pin Header 2.54mm 3PIN

二、Usage

Hardware connection

CPU Board
PX30 AIO-PX30-JD4
RK3128 Firefly-RK3128, AIO-3128C
RK3288 Firefly-RK3288, AIO-3288C, AIO-3288J
RK3308 ROC-RK3308-CC, ROC-RK3308B-CC V0.1, ROC-RK3308B-CC V1.0
ROC-RK3308B-CC-PLUS
RK3328 ROC-RK3328-CC, ROC-RK3328-PC, AIO-RK3328-JD4
RK3399 AIO-3399C, AIO-3399J, AIO-3399JD4
ROC-RK3399-PC-PLUS, ROC-RK3399-PC, ROC-RK3399-PC-Pro
Firefly-RK3399, Face-RK3399 V1, Face-RK3399 V2
RK3399Pro AIO-3399ProC, AIO-3399Pro-JD4
RK3566 AIO-3566JD4, ROC-RK3566-PC
RK3568 AIO-3568J, ROC-RK3568-PC
RK3588 ITX-3588J,ROC-RK3588S-PC

Note: If you encounter the problem that TX and RX cannot input and output when using other serial adapters, you can try to exchange TX and RX connections.

Usage

Serial parameters

  • Baud rate: 1500000

  • Data bit: 8

  • Stop bit: 1

  • Parity check: none

  • Flow control: none

Note: The baud rate of the debugging serial port of RK3128 and RK3288 is 115200.

Use serial on Windows

Install Driver

Download driver and install:

If you can’t use PL2303 normally on Win8, use 3.3.5.122 or older version of the old driver, please refer to This article. Please find drivers with version 3.3.5.122 or before.

If you install the CP210X driver from the official website on the Windows system, you can set the serial port baud rate to 1500000 using tools such as PUTTY or SecureCRT. If you cannot set the baud rate or it is invalid, you can download the old version driver.

After the adapter is inserted, the system will prompt for the discovery of new hardware and initialization, and then the corresponding COM port can be found in the device manager:

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Install Software

Putty or SecureCRT is generally used on Windows. Among them, we recommend using the free version of MobaXterm. This is a powerful terminal software. Here we will introduce how to use MobaXterm.

Download MobaXterm

  • Select session to Serial.

  • Modify Serial port to the COM port found in the device manager.

  • Set Speed (bsp) to 1500000.

  • Click OK button.

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Use serial debug on Ubuntu

There are many options available on Ubuntu:

  • minicom

  • picocom

  • kermit

The following shows how to use minicom.

Install minicom

sudo apt-get install minicom

To connect the serial port line, see what the serial port device file is. The following example is /dev/ttyusb0:

$ ls /dev/ttyUSB*
/dev/ttyUSB0

Run:

$ sudo minicom
Welcome to minicom 2.7
OPTIONS: I18n
Compiled on Jan  1 2014, 17:13:19.
Port /dev/ttyUSB0, 15:57:00
Press CTRL-A Z for help on special keys

Based on the above tips: Press Ctrl-a and then press Z again to bring up the help menu.

+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
                        Minicom Command Summary                      |
|                                                                    |
|              Commands can be called by CTRL-A <key>                |
|                                                                    |
|               Main Functions                  Other Functions      |
|                                                                    |
| Dialing directory..D  run script (Go)....G | Clear Screen.......C  |
| Send files.........S  Receive files......R | cOnfigure Minicom..O  |
| comm Parameters....P  Add linefeed.......A | Suspend minicom....J  |
| Capture on/off.....L  Hangup.............H | eXit and reset.....X  |
| send break.........F  initialize Modem...M | Quit with no reset.Q  |
| Terminal settings..T  run Kermit.........K | Cursor key mode....I  |
| lineWrap on/off....W  local Echo on/off..E | Help screen........Z  |
| Paste file.........Y  Timestamp toggle...N | scroll Back........B  |
| Add Carriage Ret...U                                               |
|                                                                    |
|             Select function or press Enter for none.               |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+

Press O to enter the setting interface, as follows:

+-----[configuration]------+
| Filenames and paths      |
| File transfer protocols  |
| Serial port setup        |
| Modem and dialing        |
| Screen and keyboard      |
| Save setup as dfl        |
| Save setup as..          |
| Exit                     |
+--------------------------+

Move the cursor to Serial port setup, press enter to enter the Serial port setup interface, then enter the letter prompted earlier, select the corresponding option, and set it as follows:

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| A -    Serial Device      : /dev/ttyUSB0                              |
| B - Lockfile Location     : /var/lock                                 |
| C -   Callin Program      :                                           |
| D -  Callout Program      :                                           |
| E -    Bps/Par/Bits       : 1500000 8N1                               |
| F - Hardware Flow Control : No                                        |
| G - Software Flow Control : No                                        |
|                                                                       |
|    Change which setting?                                              |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+

Note: Hardware Flow Control and Software Flow Control should be set to No, otherwise it may not be impossible to input.

After finishing the setting, go back to the previous menu and select Save setup as dfl to save as the default configuration, which will be used by default later.

三、Resource download

Firefly USB to UART Module (driver)