CM-T3530: WinCE: Getting Started

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Connecting the module

The following picture shows the recommended evaluation kit setup

- CM T35 Properly Connected Image.jpg

Creating a bootable SD card

Admolition note.png The TI SDCard boot utility does not work well on computers running Windows 7, use Windows XP (WinXP mode in Windows 7 works fine too.)
  • Download the latest WinCE 6.0 runtime image for CM-T3530 and unzip the file.
  • Use the TI_SDCard_boot_utility to create a disk with partition table geometry compatible with the OMAP3 boot ROM.
Follow the steps below:
  1. Insert the SD card into an SD-Reader attached to the desktop computer (an SD-card is supplied with the CM-T3530 evaluation kit).
  2. Launch the TI_SDCard_boot utility (located in the Utils folder).
  3. Choose the drive letter of the SD reader.
    Format SD card step 1.jpg
  4. Select the MLO file from the LiveDisk folder.
    Format SD card step 2.jpg
  5. Select the rest of the files in the LiveDisk folder.
    Format SD card step 3.jpg
  6. Select the FAT 32 filesystem and 4096 bytes allocation unit size in the Format Removable Disk pop-up and start the SD card format process.
    Format SD card step 4.jpg
  7. After the formatting is complete, the utility automatically starts to copy the files to the SD card.
  8. Wait for the "Copying files done" message to appear in the debug output box.
    Format SD card step 5.jpg
  9. Your SD card is now ready to boot the CM-T3530.

Installing the demo runtime image

  • Insert the bootable SD card into the SD socket (connector P13 on SB-T35).
  • Configure the CM-T3530 for SD-Boot mode. There are two ways to do it:
    • Preferred way: Hold the “SD BOOT” button while booting the device. You should hold the button until the synthetic splash-screen (4 colored squares) appears.
    • Installing jumper E6.
  • Power on the device. The synthetic splash-screen (4 colored squares) will appear on LCD display within a few seconds.
  • An Updater image (dedicated WinCE image) is loaded from the SD-Card. Updater image boot time is approximately 50 seconds.
  • The Updater utility will start automatically. The utility will install the runtime image onto the CM-T3530 NAND flash.
CM T35 Updater Running.jpg
  • The following message box informs you that the process is complete.
CM T35 Updater Complete.jpg
  • Make sure jumper E6 is removed. Otherwise, the installation process will be repeated next time you boot the device.
  • Use the reset button to reboot the device.
  • CompuLab WinCE demo image will be loaded from the NAND flash.

Admolition note.png Please refer to CM-T3530 Updater Guide for the technical installation process details

See also