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IGEP COM PROTON Tutorial Guides
1/3 - Getting started with IGEP COM PROTON
2/3 - What can I do with IGEP COM PROTON
3/3 - Start developing with IGEP COM PROTON
IGEP COM PROTON Hardware manual


This is the 1/3 chapter of the Getting Started with IGEP COM PROTON Tutorial Guide.

In this first chapter, we will learn how to connect and log into.

Upon completion, you will be ready to continue with chapter 2/3 that explains more advanced tasks.

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE IMAGE TO A RECENT RELEASE to ensure you have the latest features and bug fixes. Please see the article on IGEP YOCTO Firmware



In this tutorial we are going to use the following peripherals:

  • USB Standard-A to Mini-B type cable
  • Powered USB HUB 2.0
  • A PC

Getting started

Power up

The board can be powered though USB OTG connector. It's recommended use an external USB hub. Connect the USB Standard-A to Mini-B type cable between the board and the USB hub.


With the board powered, you'll see a few lights flash, after a few seconds may light up a fixed green led. The sequence will be different based on softwre version.

"Under the hood" the bootloader is preparing to load the linux kernel. The linux kernel loads and initializes the hardware and mounts the root file system. Finally, you'll be able access to the board using the USB Ethernet Gadget.

Remote connection via USB Ethernet Gadget

If you aren't using a Linux operating system, use IGEP SDK Virtual Machine to connect to the board

In your Host Machine, open a terminal session and connect to the boad using the SSH protocol,

$ ssh root@

An empty password for root user should work to access to the shell prompt.

If you're experiencing some problems connecting to the board try with following guide : Using USB ethernet gadget to communicate

You have successfully completed this chapter of the guide.

Continue this tutorial guide: 2/3 - What can I do with IGEP COM PROTON
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