Simply adding the cape plug-in boards to BeagleBone quickly and easily increases its functionality by incorporating LCD touch screens, cameras, motor control, and battery power, among other things. Think of it this way: you can add a cape to BeagleBone to increase its "cape"-abilities!
Thousands of ARM designers, makers, hobbyists and ARM engineers adopted BeagleBone and are now huge fans because of its unique functionality as a pocket-sized expandable Linux computer that can connect to the Internet. In addition, it is compatible with software like Android 4.0 and Ubuntu. Thanks to generous I/O and ARM processing power designed for real-time analysis provided by the Sitara™ AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments, these game-changing cape plug-in boards help developers differentiate products and get to market faster.
Among the featured cape plug-in boards are the BeagleBone LCD7 Cape, the BeagleBone Camera Cape, and the QuickLogic CSSP camera interface (CAM I/F) solution .
Other currently available BeagleBone cape plug-in boards include but are not limited to:
- BeagleBone Weather Cape provides data including temperature, barometric pressure, humidity and ambient light.
- BeagleBone DVI-D Cape provides a DVI-D interface for connecting an external monitor.
- BeagleBone Breadboard provides powerful prototyping tool without the need of soldering.
- BeagleBone CANBus Cape makes use of DCAN1 interface of TI’s AM335x processor, enabling interfacing to automotive components and motor controllers, such as TI’s Stellaris® ARM Cortex-M-based Jaguar module used in the popular US FIRST® Robotics League.
- BeagleBone Battery Cape provides a portable power solution.
So tell us, what will you do with your new capes?
Be sure to check out all the new cape plug-in boards at www.beaglebonecapes.com. Happy Tinkering!
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Beagleboard.org, a robust resource where makers receive feedback, download software and gain access to all layers of optimized system-on-chip semiconductor solutions. Kridner’s responsibilities include definition of the software components, development platforms, and support processes used to engage customers and leading new software technology. During his 20-year tenure with TI, he has lead software development of low-power media software, audio processing, file systems, USB drivers, digital rights management, and video codecs as well helped broaden the market Applications Processors with focus on the role of embedded software architecture and support. Kridner graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.
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