0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 14, 2014 2:08 PM by intel_jorge

    How-to Test the Intel® Galileo Board


      The information below provides details on ways to test to see if the Galileo Board is functioning properly.

      • How to determine if the Galileo Board is getting power:
        • The Intel Galileo is powered via an AC-to-DC adapter, connected by plugging a 2.1mm center-positive plug into the board's power jack. The recommended output rating of the power adapter is 5V at up to 3A. Look for a Power LED on the Intel Galileo Board, which will be on or lit up while power is present. If the Power LED light is not on while the power adapter is plugged in, make sure the AC power source is on, check for a solid connection at the power outlet and on the board, and/or power cycle the Intel Galileo Board. To power cycle the board, physically remove the power cord from the board, wait 10 seconds, install the power cord again to retest.
      • How do I reset the Galileo Board?
        • In the event that the Intel Galileo board stops functioning properly, you may reset the board.
          • You can reset the board in software (recommended for faster rebooting). Rather than requiring a physical press of the reset button before an upload, Galileo is designed to be reset by software running on a connected computer.
          • To reset the currently running Arduino* sketch and any connected shield(s), press the button marked Reset. Pressing the reset button on the board restarts a sketch if it is executing and resets any attached shields.
          • To reset the entire board, you can trigger a reboot of the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 by pressing the button marked Reboot.
      • Important things to know or to watch out for:
        • Power
          • You MUST use a power supply at all times.
            Note: Always connect the 5V power before the USB connection.
          • VIN Jumper
            Warning: If the VIN jumper is not removed and more than 5V is connected to VIN, it may damage the board or lead to unreliable operation.
          • SPI flash image
            Warning: DO NOT remove power or try to exit during this process. Wait for the prompt to return, otherwise your CRB will become non-functional.
          • Booting your board from an SD card
            Warning: The SD card must not be unplugged once the board has booted or the board may be permanently damaged.
      • Are there any thermal considerations to be aware of?
        • Intel® Galileo uses the recently announced Intel® Quark SoC which under normal room ambient temperature doesn’t require a heat sink. Under higher temperature conditions (beyond 55-60 degrees C), a heat sink is recommended. A thermal sensor is designed into the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 and will shut down the component if it gets too hot.


      For location of the Reset and Reboot button see picture below.