New BeagleBoard PocketBeagle, Shipping Now from Mouser, Offers BeagleBone Black Power in Tiny Footprint
September 26, 2017 – Mouser Electronics, Inc. the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now shipping the highly anticipated BeagleBoard PocketBeagle. This minuscule yet complete open source USB-key-fob computer from BeagleBoard.org provides extensive flexibility, enabling makers and designers to add only the peripherals they need.
BeagleBoard PocketBeagle, now available from Mouser, is based on the power-packed 1 GHz Octavo OSD3358-SM, the smallest system-in-package (SiP) device in the OSD335x Family. The 21×21mm SiP includes 512 Mbytes of DDR3 RAM. Prioritizing ease-of-use, this affordable Linux computer features a simple, intuitive design that offers tremendous expansibility. The PocketBeagle, bolstered by two 32-bit programmable real-time units (PRUs) with single-cycle input/output (I/O) latency, enables rapid prototyping for 3D printing, robotics, and education. Also included in the ultra-tiny board is an SGX530 graphics accelerator.
The PocketBeagle has 72 expansion pin headers with power and battery I/Os, eight analog inputs, 44 digital I/Os, high-speed USB, and numerous digital interface peripherals. For reinforced power and security management functions, the board is supported by the Arm® Cortex®-M3 processor. The PocketBeagle also offers an SD/MMC connector for MicroSD as well as a high-speed USB 2.0 OTG (host/client) micro-B connector. The computer is compatible with all BeagleBone software not requiring access to unavailable expansion pins.
To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/new/beagleboardorg/pocketbeagle/.