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BeagleBone Black gains $50 4.3-inch cap touchscreen Cape

BeagleBone Black gains $50 4.3-inch cap touchscreen Cape


BeagleBone Black Wireless hurries up development

In terms of development boards, it’s not only about the Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The TI-friendly BeagleBone is there in the mix, too, competing for your consideration

Which is a justified reason to emphasize some developments around the BeagleBone Black single-board computer: there is the new version and 2 new Capes from the BeagleBone team.

As well as the BeagleBone Black Wireless (beneath), moreover, there are 2 brand new ‘cape’ add-on boards for the current BeagleBone Black.

BeagleBone Black Wireless

For starters the BeagleBone Black Wireless, which is more or less a BeagleBone Black with integrated 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. It’s pursuing in the route of the Raspberry Pi 3 by building in Wi-Fi support to make simpler wireless comms.

Its engine is the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8

“Much like the BeagleBone Black, the wireless is still equipped with HDMI output, serial debug port, PC USB interface, USB 2.0 host, reset and power control buttons, and adds 2 additional status Led lamps for WiFi as well as Bluetooth,” points out

“Likewise retained is the 4GB of on-ship eMMC memory with Debian Linux preinstalled, enabling the BeagleBone Wireless to boot in around Ten seconds and have you developing through your browser in less than Five minutes by using basically a single USB cable.”

You will find the specifics of the board by expanding the picture in this article, and a data sheet is listed below for download.

Note that it marks the introduction of the Octavo OSD3358 SiP, integrating BeagleBone functionality into one BGA package.

Take a look at its features and pros with this link

Seeing that we’re debating visa card-measurements peices of kit, room has to be made for new features. It signifies this particular BeagleBone has misplaced its 10/100 Ethernet port, generating room for a TI WL1835 WiLink wi-fi interface.

All of the specs:

Processor chip
:: AM335x 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8
:: SGX530 graphics accelerator
:: NEON floating-point accelerator
:: 2x PRU 32-bit 200MHz micro-controllers

Connectivity Options
:: WiLink 1835 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, Wireless bluetooth, and Bluetooth Smart Module
:: USB client: power, debug and device
:: USB host
:: Micro HDMI output
:: 2x 46 pin headers

:: 512MB DDR3 800MHZ RAM
:: 4GB Embedded eMMC Flash with Debian Distribution pre-installed
:: microSD Card Slot

Software Match-ups
:: Debian
:: Android
:: Ubuntu
:: Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library

Not forgetting the the two new capes…

Wireless Cape addon

Remember the new Wireless Cape takes BeagleBone Black further than the capacities of BeagleBone Black Wireless, points out Steve Bush in his news piece about the release. It’s established on Texas Instruments WiLink 8 (WL1837) industrial dual-band (2.4GHz plus 5GHz), 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi, BT and Bluetooth Smart (sometimes referred to as BT LE), that also provides Zigbee & NFC.

The cape arrives with Debian Distribution pre-installed and 4Gbyte of built in eMMC Flash memory. “Developers could be developing making use of their internet browser in only Five minutes employing only one USB cable,” said Farnell.

Display cape addon

Note there is an additional Display cape addon available too. It carries connections for a 4.3inch color touch-screen an LED backlight and capacitive overlay “for a handset-like interface”.

The cape is aimed at interactive projects, embedded systems and stand alone installments.


Pricing is around £55 for the BeagleBone Black Wireless, £35 for the display cape addon in addition £44 for the wireless cape addon .

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BeagleBone Black Wireless Starter Kit- Contains : BeagleBone Black Wireless With WiFi and Bluetooth–Clear Case–Power Supply–Micro USB Cable

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