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Host Mode MFD2 in intel edison

BHurt
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Hi everyone!!

I am working in a proyect with intel edison, but I need two serial communications by USB ports, I tried to disable getty on MFD2 to use it as a serial port (I am alredy using ACM0), but when I tried to connect my devices both were in device mode, so there was not alimentation for yhe communication. I tried to connect them with an Y usb cable, but did not work, can MFD2 be used as host instead a device????? Or how can I connect two USB in device mode???? I don't need nothing special, just send strings by serial communication.

Thanks to everyone!!!!

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Baltazar,

 

 

Thank you for your interest in our Intel products.

 

 

I would advise you to use an external power supply. If you're using the breakout board you can plug it in the two pins on the edge of the board like in the example below:

 

 

https://kiir.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_0555-e1415213457507.jpg

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Regards,

 

Octavian
BHurt
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Hello Octavian,

I am using and expansion board, so I only have to use batteries and MFD2 will act as host??

Tranx for your response

idata
Community Manager
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Hello Baltazar,

 

 

If you're using the expansion board you should be able to get power through the normal 12v power supply jack located on the upper right side of the board:

 

 

https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/managed/32/61/android-things-edison-arduino-figure1.j...

 

 

Regards,

 

Octavian
idata
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Hello Baltazar,

 

 

Has you issue been resolved?

 

 

Regards,

 

Octavian
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