Charon 2 Development Kit
|1 – Power source
2 – Ethernet RJ45 connector
3 – Termination jumper
4 – RS-232 (Serial port 0)
5 – Charon I PSEN FirmWare Programming
6 – LED P1 enable and LEDs
7 – SPI FLASH area
8 – Reset switch & polarity jumper
9 – JTAG internal power solder jumper
10 – AVR JTAG ICE connector
11 – PB6 / OC1B jumper
|12 – RS-232 (Serial port 1)
13 – PB7 / SETUP mode JMP1 jumper
14 – AVR ISP (In System Programming) Port
15 – ISP LED & STK500 programming jumper
16 – 1-Wire bus connector
17- Peripheral JUMPERS FIELD
18 – LCD display connector
19 – PB6 & PB7 LED indicator
20 – Shift register parallel input switch
21– Shift register parallel output LEDs
22 – LED indicators
You can find desctiptions, pinouts and other details to all peripherals in the Development Kit manual.
This chapter describes How to start working with this demo application, but it's well documented in the “Charon 2 DB demo” page.
The Development Board contains frequently used peripherals: Ethernet
connection (10Mbit twisted pair), LCD display connector, RS232 line,
thermometer(s) connection, LED diodes as outputs, DIP switches as inputs,
I/O pins on connectors, setup jumpers etc..
The default loaded “Charon 2 DB demo” applications is well documented
(“Charon 2 DB demo page”) example of using all these peripherals.
You can find detailed Getting Started guide in the Charon 2 Development Kit manual.
RS-232 Setup is intended for use in setting Charon 2 network parameters. Before you connect the Charon 2 Development Kit into the network, the parameters should be set to the correct values for proper operation on the network (accessing the Charon 2 Development board from network).
You can see this page on the picture, follow the instructions and “Press any key to enter RS232 setup“.
The actual configuration is printed, and can be seen in the easy menu allowing change of basic network parameters.
When the Charon 2 DB peripherals demo firmware is loaded into the microcontroller, these network parameters are set to default values:
Just press “I” or “i” (non case sensitive) to assign an
IP address for the device. There is automatic mode inserting "." (dot separators) if the number in the IP address is 3 characters long. There is ENTER automaticly inserted if the last number has 3 characters. You can't use backspace key in editing..
All entered paramethers are automaticky checked before writeing to the EEPROM = you can't set GW which is out of your basic IP address range defined by the IP address and used Network MASK. It means you have to define first the module's IP address and Network MASK, than new GateWay.
When all paramethers are OK, remove the “SETUP jumper” and press “R”
for “R: Reboot (exit setup)”.
There is a ‘welcome’ HTML page and from this page the user can enter to other pages (links on page):
On NutOs status HTML pages we can see some important NutOs operating system information. The main purpose of the implemented application on Charon 2 is peripheral control. Therefore the most important link is Peripheral control to show the following HTML page :
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|Charon 2 DK set - (product
Recommended starting set:
- Charon 2 
- Charon 2I DB board 
- HW STK500 programmer dongle
- 1-Wire temperature sensor, LCD display 2x16 chars
- DB9 LapLink cable 2m 
- Manual, CD
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|SP Duo prgrammer (product
Recommended additional programmer to Charon 2 DK set
The original HW STK 500 is limited to AVR Studio 4.07 only, SP Duo isn't. With SP Duo you can program ATmega CPUs through RS-232 over SPI as like as JTAG interfaces.
|600 071||Charon 2 (product photo) Stand-alone module only|
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|Charon 2 E
Special module version woth RJ45 connector and Eth. transformer - for high volumes only!
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|Charon 2 DB board (product
Development Board for Ch1 as like as Ch2, not module included
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|Ethernet set (product
Components set for Charon module connecting to the Ethernet network. (Eth. transformer, RJ45 connector and 2 Capacitors for high Peak-2-Peak voltage)
Charon 2 DK set included
- The Charon 2 module with MAC address and serial number on the label [600 071] .
- The Charon I&II Development Board (Shortly Development Board only) [600 072].
- A LapLink serial communication cable with a DB-9 female socket on both ends [600 063]
- An HW STK-500 compatible programming adapter for serial RS-232 port [600 140]
- Ch2 DK Accessories [600 141]
- The DS1822 or DS18B20 1-Wire thermometer sensor
- A LCD display 2x16
- CD with all necessary software in the /Charon2/ director