rezendes wrote: ↑Mon Aug 21, 2023 7:09 pm
I wanted to share my build progress, this is where I’m currently at after ordering all parts from the BOM @emiliom posted. I only had an issue with 2 or maybe 3 items that were out of stock but alternates were available. I’m located in the US and I am still waiting for 2 parts: USB IC and the Vertical HDMI connectors. I am having trouble ordering the optical toslink audio connector from the provided site for whatever reason, if I decide I need it I’ll just give them a call and order manually. Sadly without the USB IC I don’t think I can test my setup any further. So far I’m not seeing any LEDs blinking in the back next to the Network port (I assume that’s what they’re for?) it does have a Network symbol on the Mister menu that pops up and shows the date/time so maybe that’s a good indicator? One thing to note was the 2 40 some odd pin connectors that interface the DE10 nano stick out a Ton on the bottom of the board after being placed and will need to be individually snipped which was slightly annoying (wear protective eyewear).PXL_20230821_185251139.jpgPXL_20230821_185258054.jpg
LED9 and LED10 on the MultiSystem board are driven by the USB Chip signals LED_5 & LED_6 and show the status of USB Ports 5 & 6 on that chip. See clip from the schematic below The LAN port LEDs on the DE-10 are not carried over that little extension cable to the back of the MultiSystem. You would have to look on the DE-10 itself to determine network activity.
I would think that you could disconnect the USB patch cable between the DE-10 and the MultiSystem and just plug one USB peripheral directly into the DE-10 if you want to test further before waiting for that chip to arrive.
That the header pins were way too long and stuck out below the board just suggests that the wrong type of header pins were specified. Normally these will be just long enough on one side to fit through the PCB.