Getting Started

Learn about your Stinger96 board as well as how to prepare and set up for basic use

Setup - What you will need


  • Stinger96
    • Board based on the STM32MP157 Processor
  • Power adapter
    • 96Boards IoT specifications requires a 5v MicroUSB Power adapter with 1000mA capacity.
  • MicroSD Card: 8GB
  • USB to microUSB cable


  • Network:
    • LTE Antenna (optional)

Out of the Box

The following subsections should describe how to get started with the Stinger96 using the release build shipped with the boards.


Component Description
Form factor Conform to 96Boards IoT Edition Extended (1.8V)
40 Pin Low Speed Expansion Connector
SoC ST Microelectronics STM32MP157
32 bit dual-core Arm ® Cortex ® -A7 and 32 bit Cortex®-M4 with FPU/MPU
Vivante® - OpenGL® ES 2.0
RAM DDR3 – 64M x 32bit (2Gbit/256MB)
LTE Quectel BG96 LTE modem
USB 2.0 OTG USB A Connector
Storage SLC NAND FLASH – 1G x 8bit (8Gbit/1GB)
micro SD connector

Starting the board for the first time

  1. Downloads Page
  2. Installation page
  3. Power ON:
    • Connect Ethernet Cable
    • Insert a clean SD card to your PC, then burn the .img file to the SD card using a suitable tool (Win32 Disk Imager for example).
    • To boot from SD card, change the boot select to 1 0 1. The boot select pins are ordered as follows, top to bottom: Boot0, Boot1, Boot2.
    • Insert the SD card containing the image file to the SD card connector.
    • Connect the board to the PC using the micro USB connector. Make sure you connect using USB1 + Console (the one next to the boot select pins).
  4. Connecting To Debug Interface:
    • Your board should now boot from the SD card. Open your device manager. The board should appear under ‘Ports (COM & LPT)’.
    • Connect to the board through a serial connection using a suitable tool (PuTTY, for example). Make sure you have picked the correct COM port (the one you see in the device manager), and that you use the correct baud rate – 115200.

What’s Next?

If you are already familiar with the Stinger96 board and would like to change out the stock operating system, please proceed to one of the following pages:

  • Downloads page: This page lists all Linaro and 3rd party operating systems available for Stinger96
  • Installation page: If you already have the images you need, this page has information on how to install the different operating systems onto your Stinger96 board
  • Board Recovery
    • If at any time your board is having unexplainable issues, it is suggested to attempt a board recovery. These instructions will guide you through a succesfull board recovery.
  • Support
    • From bug reports and current issues, to forum access and other useful resources, we want to help you find answers

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