ECM Out of Box Setup Guide

Setup and Configuration of ECM Development Kit
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Microchip Amazon Machine Image (AMI) Setup
The ECM Development Kit is designed to work with an Amazon Web Service (AWS) server to show how
easy it is to connect an embedded product to the cloud. Amazon provides help for their AWS account holders
at https://forums.aws.amazon.com/ or paid support at http://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/.
1. If you do not have an AWS account with Amazon, go to http://aws.amazon.com and create one.
(a) Please review your company IT policies when working with external services
2. Once you, or your company, has an AWS account, go to https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/
B00FAX38R4 and launch an instance of the Microchip AMI to connect with your ECM Development
Kit .
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ECM Development Kit Hardware Setup
This section will guide you through the setup needed to commission the ECM Development Kit hardware
to work with the Microchip AMI that you just configured.
1. Connect your ECM Development Kit to your local network using an ethernet cable. Your local network
needs to have an active internet connection for the demo to work.
2. Apply power to the development kit using either batteries or a mini USB. If you are using batteries,
ensure the power switch is set to ‘BAT’ and if you are using USB for power, ensure the switch is on
‘USB’.
3. The board will begin connecting to the local network. While connecting, LED ‘D6’ will be lit and
LEDs ‘D1’ through ‘D4’ will flash counter-clockwise.
4. Once the ECM Development Kit is connected, LED ‘D5’ will begin flashing indicating the board is
ready to be commissioned.
5. Connect your computer to the local network that the development kit is connected to.
6. Open a web browser. Enter in the URL bar “xxxxxx_ecm.local” where “xxxxxx” is the last six
characters of your development kit’s MAC address. The UUID can be found labeled on the board (Do
not include the colons [:]).
Note: Windows users must have an mDNS service discovery program installed such as Bonjour for
Windows (Developed by Apple). Linux users can use Avahi, and Mac OS X users will have native
Bonjour support. If not installed the DNS will not resolve. Alternatively you can type in the IP
address issued (if known) to the ECM Development Kit by your local network.
7. This URL will bring up the ECM Development Kit Configuration Webpage where you can enter the
address of your Microchip AMI.
8. In the “Server Address:” box, enter the server address for your Microchip AMI. The server address
should include “https://” at the beginning, for example: “https://www.example.com”. The server
address can also be an IP address such as “https://198.51.100.25”
9. Once a valid server address is entered, click the “Join” button.
Note: If an invalid server address is entered an error prompt will appear asking to enter a valid server
address.
10. A reconnection page will be displayed showing the server address that you entered as well as the
development kit’s UUID. Ensure that the information is correct.
11. Your ECM Development Kit will now communicate to the Microchip AMI server address you entered.
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Using the Demo
Now that all of the setup is compete, the following items will allow you to use the demo. The current
Microchip AMI supports both the ECM Development Kit and the WCM Development Kit. The text on
the Microchip AMI will only reference the WCM Development Kit however, this will be changed in a future
release to show support for our other development kits.
1. Connect your computer or mobile device to the internet and open a web browser and enter the server
address you used above to connect to the Microchip AMI running on AWS.
Note: The Microchip AMI is using a self-signed certificate for SSL authentication, you may have to
confirm the security exception.
2. The Microchip AMI will prompt you for the WCM Development Kit UUID, this is the last 6 characters of the devices MAC address that is labeled on the board as well as displayed on the reconnection
webpage. Enter this UUID into the box labeled ‘WCM DK1 UUID’ and click ‘Set UUID’.
Note: Cookies must be enabled in your browser!
3. Ensure that the ECM Development Kit is powered on and configured (see 2 ECM Development Kit
Hardware Setup). Once the board is connected, you can press, and hold, any of the buttons on the
demo and it will change the status of the corresponding button indicators on the Microchip AMI you
created.
4. Clicking the LED buttons on the Microchip AMI you created will change the status of the LEDs on
the ECM Development Kit board.
5. Changing the potentiometer on the board will change the value seen on the website.
6. To clear the server address from the board’s non-volatile memory, hold ‘S2’ and ‘S3’ while powering
up the board. This will allow you to enter a di↵erent server address for the ECM Development Kit.
To provide feedback to the user the two blue LEDs(D5 and D6) at the top of the board are used to indicate
status of the demo. Please use the table below to interpret the diagnostic codes reported by the ECM
Development Kit when these or other LEDs are illuminated.
D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
Diagnostic Report
-
0
F
0
0
0
0
Configuration Mode: Need to configure
-
F
F
0
0
0
0
Connected to AP
-
1
0
C
C
C
C
Associating to AP
-
1
1
0
0
0
1
Server Connection Issue, no internet found
-
1
1
0
0
1
0
Router Connection Failed
-
1
1
0
1
0
0
No Record for UUID
-
1
1
1
0
0
0
Database Issue
-
1
1
0
0
1
1
DNS Can’t Be Resolved
-
F
0
-
-
-
-
Normal Operation: D6 flashes each message transmission
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
Battery Voltage Low
F = Flashing, C = Rotating in a counter clockwise pattern,
- = Don’t care, 0 = O↵, and 1 = On
Table 1: Diagnostic Codes
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Revision History
Revision
Date
Author(s)
Description
1.0.0
2015-08-10
DC
Initial Release of Document
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