GTA04A3 Early Adopter boards in final production test stage
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Tue Sep 27 15:36:11 CEST 2011
the production of the remaining pre-ordered GTA04 Early Adopter boards
is now running and we have received the first three of them. So we were
able to attach them to the new GTA04-Tester, that has been set up.
Since a Video shows more than we can describe - here is one showing
the Tester and how the boards are tested:
All 3 boards have passed the test and the others are expected to arrive
this week. Let's cross fingers that they also pass the tests and that there
is no severe issue in the areas that are not tested...
The test equipment consists of some old MacMini (PowerPC based)
with USB cable, a SD card with the hardware-validation Linux kernel
and a battery.
Testing starts by inserting the SD card, adding a wire to hold the battery,
connect USB and finally insert the Battery.
Soon after doing this, U-Boot switches on the Power LED to red/yellow/green.
The test software thinks that there is no connection on USB, since the
kernel is still booting and setting up the musb driver and the ethernet
After a while, the first ping to the board becomes successful, and the
detailled tests start. Tests include reading the IMEI from the UMTS
modem module, configuring WLAN and scanning for the MacMini's
WLAN and Bluetooth transmitters.
Finally, almost all tests are passed, except the one for the Camera
module - which is not plugged in.
Please note, that this test is not really complete. Amongst the areas
not tested are: Display, Audio, UMTS transmission, Vibracall, GPS
Typical Test Report
Report from GTA04 Tester - 2011-09-26 21:21:05 +0200
BMA180: Ok 201,-22,-3742
BMP085: Ok 77152
GTM601-IMEI: Ok 354154040021088
ITG3200: Ok 6168 6168 6168 6168
TSC2007: Ok 0,0,0,0,0,0,1228,1507,106,65535
W2CBW003-BT-scan: Ok 00:23:12:3D:07:A2 MacMini
W2CBW003-WLAN-scan: Ok ESSID:"MacMini"
W2SG0004: Ok $GPGGA,000006.046,,,,,0,00,,,M,0.0,M,,0000*52
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