This document describes the standard package of Mixtile Blade 3 and how to set up connections before using it.
A standard Mixtile Blade 3 package includes the following items:
- 1x Blade 3 Board
- 1x Heatsink (already installed)
- 1x Safety Information
- 1x User Manual
Set Up Connections
Besides the packaged items, you also need to prepare the following accessaries before using Mixtile Blade 3:
- Power supply: A power adapter that supports USB PD 2.0
- An HDMI cable
- (Optional) A display with an HDMI port and a DisplayPort port
- (Optional) A USB-C cable to the DisplayPort cable
- Network: An Ethernet cable
- A keyboard and mouse
- A hub with a USB-C connector
Mixtile Blade 3 supports HDMI 2.1 (7684 x 4320 @60 fps) and DisplayPort 1.4 (8192 x 4320 @30 fps). You can select a display and a cable accordingly for best display experience.
Connecting to a display
Mixtile Blade 3 supports display connection either via HDMI or DisplayPort. It is recommended that you connect via HDMI.
Via HDMI (Recommended)
Mixtile Blade 3 has two HDMI ports (top one is HDMI OUT & bottom one is HDMI IN). The HDMI OUT port is preferred for display connection.
Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI OUT port on your Mixtile Blade 3 and the other into an HDMI port on the display.
Mixtile Blade 3 has two USB-C ports. Both support DisplayPort, but only the one closer to the corner supports USB PD 2.0 which is designed for power delivery. You’d better use the other one if you choose this way of display connection.
Insert one end of the USB-C into the USB-C port on your Mixtile Blade 3 that is closer to the corner and the other end into a DisplayPort port on the display.
Connecting to network
Mixtile Blade 3 has two RJ45 Ethernet ports.
Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into an RJ45 Ethernet port on your Mixtile Blade 3 and the other end into your router.
As mentioned earlier, one of Mixtile Blade 3’s two USB-C ports is primarily used to connect power supply. The other one that is away from the corner is available for other uses, such as connecting a keyboard and mouse.
- Insert the USB-C connector of the hub to the USB-C port on your Mixtile Blade 3 that is away from the corner.
- Connect a keyboard and a mouse to the hub.
Of Mixtile Blade 3’s two USB-C ports, only the one closer to the corner supports USB PD 2.0 and can be used for power delivery. Insert one end of the power adapter into this USB-C port and the other end into your the power outlet.
The connection of the preceding cables to Mixtile Blade 3 is shown below.
After power-on, Mixtile Blade 3 starts automatically. The power indicator LED lights up and the display starts, as shown in the following figure.