Beagles are open-hardware, open-software tiny computers. Beagles give the same advantage of using a PC while saving big time on the space which bulky computers occupy. They are used by students to learn programming, hobbyists and enthusiasts for realising creative use cases and developers for providing engineering or business solutions.
Element14 is creating news every fortnight in the Internet of things developer kit and boards. After becoming the market channel for Raspberry Pi and mangOH Green, the vendor has today confirmed that they are the official “manufacturers” of the original BeagleBone Black, one of the most popular open source hardware platforms ever developed.
The BeagleBone Black will be manufactured by Premier Farnell’s wholly owned subsidiary Embest Technology. Embest Technology has extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of single board computers and will provide volume manufacturing capacity for the BeagleBone Black.
Inside the Beaglebone Black
- Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
- RAM:512MB DDR3
- Flash Storage:4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
- Graphics support:3D graphics accelerator
- NEON floating-point accelerator
- MCU’s: 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
Connectivity options o the board:
- USB client for power & communications
- USB host
- 2x 46 pin headers
- Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
Boot your Beaglebone Black in just 10 seconds with Linux and start building your Iot Projects.
Beaglebone Black is available on kitsNspares.com.
This article was first published in electronicsforu.com.