Introduction

Hologram Dash cellular development board technical operation manual. Cost efficient cellular connectivity with a powerful Cortex M4 microcontroller or to a PC via USB, allowing the device to either push data to the cloud, or allow cloud control of the device or PC via USB using the Hologram SIM and cloud. This manual covers:

  • Hologram Dash (KON-SU260) North America
  • Hologram Dash (KON-SU270) EU / Asia

Revisions

  • Rev 1: 2015-10-15 Initial Revision
  • Rev 2: 2017-01-17 - Split Dash Pro into separate datasheet

All Datasheets

Safety

Safety Warning

All instructions must be read and followed in detail for safe use of the equipment. Use of this equipment in any other way can result in electrical fire and shock hazards or explosion hazards from battery overcharging. The Hologram Dash is intended for integration into electronic systems only by experienced professionals and individuals trained in electronic design principles or electrical engineering. Users are required to have a basic understanding of electronic safety precautions and understand that although normal operation does not present hazardous voltages or currents, that improper handling of the devices can result in hazardous currents. The Hologram Dash is not designed to be used for life-support systems or real-time systems that could induce physical harm or property damage if the hardware or network connections fail. The end user assumes all liability for systems implemented with the Hologram Dash.

Hazards

Hazards include but are not limited to:

  • Connecting the on-board jumpers incorrectly.
  • Shorting the user pins (for example, placing the board on a conductive surface, such as a metal table).
  • Shorting the leads of components on the board.
  • Connecting the device to external devices that supply or consume hazardous voltages / currents.
  • Connecting the battery, USB inputs, or any other user-pin to a conductive surface that can be touched by the operator.
  • Using a battery that is not LiIon or LiPoly.
  • This equipment has not been assessed for compliance with safety requirements related to use with batteries. If batteries are intended to be matched to this unit by the end user further assessment of the combination of this equipment with any battery is required and includes the need to use only EN/IEC 62133 certified batteries and to confirm battery mfr specified charge voltages and charge current rates are not exceed by the charging circuit provided from this equipment. testing for compliance with 4.3.8 of En 60950-1 would be required. Confer with Hologram technical support services to obtain battery charging circuit specifications provided by this equipment - after suitable batteries are matched an explosion hazard exists if batteries are replaced with an incorrect type of battery. Dispose of all batteries per the manufacturers instructions.
  • Using an expired battery, a battery that isn’t charging correctly, or a battery that is bulging.
  • Using the device in a hazardous environment.

Specific Warnings

  • All connections to the unit, including power supply, must be from secondary circuits separated from mains by double or reinforced insulation, or by a ground shield.
  • Warning – fire hazard - the unit is not to be powered simultaneously from GND and USB_5V (See Pinouts Left Connector Pin 1 and 2) and through a power supply connected to the micro-USB connector. Use only one of these connections to source power to the unit.
  • Improper Configuration of the on-board jumpers can result in a fire, electrical hazard, and exploding batteries (See Jumper Settings).
  • When supplying the unit through pins GND and USB_5V (See Pinouts Left Connector Pin 1 and 2) for purposes of powering the equipment, a user provided 3A max fuse must be provided in the power supply circuit feeding the unit.

Operating Conditions

The Hologram Dash is not designed to withstand material contact with moisture or any other conductors, aside from intended use of the user pins, Micro-USB, or battery terminal. The Hologram Dash may be installed into appropriate enclosures that can protect the device from heat, cold, moisture, and humidity for Industrial use.

Electrical Specifications

Absolute Maximum Ratings

Stressing the device above one or more of the ratings listed in the Absolute Maximum Rating section may cause permanent damage. These are stress ratings only. Operating the device at these or at any conditions other than those specified in the Operating Conditions should be avoided. Exposure to Absolute Maximum Rating conditions for extended periods may affect device reliability.

SymbolDescriptionConditionMinMaxUnit
USB_IN_AVoltage InputBattery Mode4.55.5V
USB_IN_AVoltage InputDC Mode4.55.5V
USB_IN_ACurrent InputAny03A

Operating Conditions

SymbolDescriptionConditionMinMaxUnit
USB_IN_AUser USB Power PinsAny4.55.5V
USB_IN_AUser USB Power PinsDC Mode02A
USB_IN_AUser USB Power PinsBattery Mode0550mA
User USBUser USB Data PinsAny-0.33.63V
User AnalogUser Analog PinsAny-0.34.1V
User GPIOUser General Purpose Input OutputAny-0.35.5V
VBATTBattery Power PinsDC ModeV
VBATTBattery Power PinsBattery Mode2.24.4V
+5VUser +5V SupplyAny0500mA
+3.3VUser +3.3V SupplyAny01A

Mechanical Specifications

The mechanical specifications of the Hologram Dash can be found in our hardware GitHub repository

System Block Diagram

System block diagram

Flash and RAM Specifications

User: 1024KB Flash, 32KB RAM System: 256KB Flash, 24KB RAM Note: 32KB of Flash is unusable due to the bootloader

Jumper Settings

Improper Configuration of the on-board jumpers can result in a fire, electrical hazard, and exploding batteries. The configurations must either be placed in DC 5V Mode or Battery Mode.

Hologram Dash jumpers

Buttons / LEDS

LED buttons

The only LEDs that are active on the Dash are the System and User IC LEDs. The rest have had their current limiting resistor removed to conserve energy. The Dash has three buttons:

  1. Program: Pressing this will enter the Dash into USB program mode
  2. User IC reset: This will cause a hard reset on the user IC.
  3. System IC Reset: This will cause a hard reset on the system IC.

Pinouts

For specific values, see Operating Conditions. The connector Pinouts are referred to the “Left” and “Right” side, when looking at the side with the modem, with the antenna facing upwards to the literal clouds, referencing the literal cloud. Hologram Pinout Legend

  • Connector: USB Micro, used to supply power to the Dash and communicate to a PC. (Power shall only be supplied to either the USB Micro or the GND+USB_5V Pins) (See Jumper Settings).
  • Connector: Battery, used to connect the Dash to a battery (See Jumper Settings).
  • Connector: U.FL, used to connect an antenna to the modem.
  • GND: Digital and Analog Ground, 0V potential.
  • USB_5V: Electrically identical to USB Micro power (Not Data).
  • DX: A digital GPIO Pin.
  • M1: Referring to the pin number on the user microcontroller.
  • PTXY: Referring to the native microcontroller Port X, pin Y.
  • AX: An analog input pin.
  • ADCX: Referring to the native microcontroller name for the analog signal.
  • LLWU: Low level wakeup unit. Special pins that can be set to wake up the user microcontroller on the lowest power levels.
  • SPIX: SPI Serial Data pins.
  • I2CX: I2C Serial Data pins.
  • UARTX: UART Serial pins
  • CANX: CANBus serial pins.
  • DACX: Digital to Analog Converter.

Hologram Dash

Dash pinout diagram

Pinout Changelog:

  • 2017-01-17
    • Updated Dash pintout design
  • 2015-12-13
    • Updated Dash + Pro to “Modern” UI to allow for the development of scriptable documentation updates.

Older:

  • Left.17 from U30 to U.24
  • Left.16 from U31 to U.25
  • Left.15 from U29 to U.23
  • Left.3 M1 from – to 1
  • Left.4 M1 from – to 2
  • Left.5 M1 from 1 to 58
  • Left.6 M1 from 2 to 59
  • Left.7 M1 from 58 to 62
  • Left.8 M1 from 59 to 60
  • Left.9 M1 from 62 to 36
  • Left.10 M1 from 60 to 27
  • Left.11 M1 from 36 to 28
  • Left.12 M1 from 27 to 29
  • Left.13 M1 from 28 to 35
  • Left.14 M1 from 29 to 18
  • Left.8 UART from – to UART2_TX
  • Left.8 I2C from – to I2C0_SDA
  • Left.7 UART from UART2_TX to UART0_CTS
  • Left.6 UART from UART0_CTS to UART2_RX
  • Left.6 I2C from – to I2C0_SCL
  • Left.5 ADC/DAC from – to ADC0_SE5B
  • Left.5 UART from UART2_RX to UART2_CTS