Setting up Mixtile Edge 2

The Edge 2 is a high-performance, interface-rich ARM64 single board computer for a wide range of IoT networking and computing applications.

It can be applied to the fields of networking, computing, control and home entertainment, and further achievements can be achieved with the help of multipurpose software.

For more details, please read the Edge 2 datasheet and usermaunal on the website.

Interfaces layout

General interfaces

Front:

  • Power Button - Used to start, wake up and shut down the system.

  • SYS/PWR indicator - Indicate the status of power and system operation.

  • USB 3.0 - Connect USB external devices such as mouse, keyboard, etc.

  • HP-mic - Connect to 3.5mm headphone devices.

  • TF-Card - Support MicroSD cards up to 64GBytes.

edge-2-front-view

Back:

  • ETHERNET - Support 10/100/1000M router ethernet.

  • RS485 - Three pins, pins A, B and GND are used for communication.

  • HDMI - Connect to a display.

  • USB 3.0 x2 - Connect USB external devices such as mouse, keyboard, etc.

  • POWER - Used to connect power supply, support USB PD 3.0.

  • RESET - Used to restart Edge 2.

edge-2-rear-view

Additional interfaces

Left:

  • U.2 - Expansion interface for circuit boards

U.2

Right:

  • DC 12V - connect to 12V, the power supply is greater than 2A
  • SATA power socket for 12V @ 3A

DC-12V

Note: The additional interfaces can only be seen after the side panel is removed.

Preparation

Packing list

Accessories that come with the product:

  • 1x Edge 2 metal case
  • 2x Antenna
  • 1x Type-C cable

Requiring peripherals

You need the following accessories:

  • Computer monitor or TV

    • Most monitors can be used to the Edge 2, but for best results, you should use a monitor with an HDMI input.
  • A computer keyboard and mouse

    • Any standard USB keyboard and mouse will work with your Edge 2.
    • Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse will work if paired.
  • A PD power adapter

    • We recommend a power adapter with a voltage of 12V and a current of more than 2A.

Optional items

Connect the Mixtile Edge 2 to your local network and the Internet with an (Ethernet) network cable.

If you’re using an HDMI display without speakers, you may also need some form of sound hardware. Audio can be played through the speakers or headphones by connecting them to the HP-mic. However, the speakers must have their own power supply.

Boot system

Step1: Connect power supply

Connect one end of the Type-C cable to the adapter and the other end to the POWER port, the monitor to the HDMI port, and the mouse and keyboard to the USB3.0 port.

Step2: Power on

After the power is turned on, the system will automatically start, the power indicator light is always on in yellow, and the system indicator light is flashing in blue until it is always on.

Step3: System unlock

Swipe up with the mouse to unlock, then do whatever you want.