[Arm-netbook] Testing: GPIO

Richard Wilbur richard.wilbur at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 00:19:44 GMT 2018

On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Christopher Havel <laserhawk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Posting from my phone while making dinner, so forgive that it's a top-post
> plz.
> Testing via the micro desktop works as long as you've got a known good
> micro desktop and your ports haven't won through. I think the 4051 idea
> might be a little better - I've worn out USB ports before, just from using
> them - ask me sometime about my mother's old VAIO laptop and how it
> ultimately died... the only thing in my test rig to wear out is the card
> cage...
> But, I'm not in charge, so I'll defer.

You make very good points about connector fatigue.  I was planning to
leave everything connected and only install/remove the EOMA68 card
from the micro-desktop case.  That works as long as we don't need to
test hot-plugging anything.  To my knowledge we figured the hot-plug
capability would likely be conferred by the applicable standard and
thus were designing a basic functionality test.

(Incidentally I have a dead VAIO laptop in which the power jack center
pin broke.  I really need to get that ordered and replaced.;>)

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