Board Setup and Configuration

VCK190/VMK180 Board Evaluation and Management (BEAM) Tool User Guide (UG1573)

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Make the necessary connections and ensure that the SW11 switch settings are as shown in the following figure. You only need the pre-programmed micro SD card (SysCont) to launch the BEAM tool. Plug the micro SD card (SysCont) into the SD card slot as shown in the figure.
Figure 1. Board Connections

IP Configuration

  1. Set up a Tera-Term session between a host PC COM port and the serial port (JTAG/UART) on the evaluation board, Ensure that the correct COM port is selected, and port speed is set to 115200.
  2. The board and Host machine can be connected back-to-back using Ethernet cable, or the board can be in a network with a DHCP server running to provide the address.
  3. If the board is in a network with DHCP, proceed to step 6. If the board is connected back-to-back with the host, perform the following steps. You can run the udhcpc linux command to view the IP address assigned by the DHCP server.
  4. Set a static IP address in the host machine. For example, IP address: and Subnet mask:
    1. Go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections and open Properties.
    2. Ensure that:
      • The last digit of the IP address on the Windows PC is different than what is being set on the board.
      • The default gateway has the last digit as one, the rest of the digits should be same as the IP address field.
      • For example:
        • IP address:
        • Subnet mask:
        • Default gateway:
  5. If your board's Ethernet port is directly connected to the PC, you will need to manually set the IP address because there is no DHCP to automatically assign an IP address. Enter the following command in the Linux terminal to manually set the IP address:
    ifconfig eth0
    Note: The Linux console might instruct you to open a browser to a URL. Ignore those instructions.
  6. Check the board's IP address by entering:
    If you are on DHCP but the IP address is coming up as, check if someone has set it to be persistent as in step 5.
  7. Ping the Windows PC with the following command.
    ping <host_ip>
    Use CTRL+C to stop the ping command.