RS Components( http://www.rs-components.com/index.html ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced the availability of BeagleBone Black( http://www.rs-components.com/beagleboneblack ), the latest version of BeagleBone, a credit-card sized open hardware expandable Linux computer from BeagleBoard.org that connects with the Internet and runs software such as Android 4.0 and Ubuntu.
BeagleBone Black is a high-expansion focused BeagleBoard using a low-cost Sitara AM3358 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments. At half the price of the original BeagleBone, and supplied with all of the necessary accessories, BeagleBone Black provides application developers with higher performance hardware and software technology at substantially lower cost than similar development platforms on the market.
BeagleBone Black’s feature set includes: on-board HDMI; 512MB DDR3 memory; 2GB on-board eMMC Flash; and a serial interface header. Whether operating standalone or in conjunction with another computer, BeagleBone Black provides developers with easy access to industry standard interfaces and a well-developed ecosystem of software and tools. The BeagleBone Black has the ability to accept up to four expansion boards or capes that can be stacked onto the expansion headers. The majority of capes designed for the original BeagleBone will also work on the BeagleBone Black.
BeagleBone Black( http://www.rs-components.com/beagleboneblack ) can be purchased now from RS Components with same-day despatch. For more information, please visit http://www.rs-components.com/beagleboneblack.
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.