Distributor introduces open-source module and starter kit based on popular BeagleBone Black as a rapid development tool
Conrad Business Supplies and BeagleCore have established a global distribution partnership that will see the BCM1 embedded computing module and BCS1 starter-kit exclusively available to Conrad’s customers world-wide. Heavily based on the popular BeagleBone development board, these devices provide small, simple and powerful building blocks for creating and testing new technologies for industrial and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. They join a growing variety of over 5,000 development kits already available from Conrad and are ideally suited for professional and industrial embedded solutions.
The BeagleCore BCM1 is a miniaturised computer module for industrial or commercial applications that incorporates the core features of BeagleBone Black on a stamp-sized soldering-module (LGA). Thus, it can be integrated into custom PCBs, introducing new opportunities for developers of professional hardware solutions. The BeagleCore BCM1 can be used, for example, to create controllers for water treatment plants as well as interactive touch displays for mobile measuring equipment in rugged environments.
The BeagleCore BCS1 starter-kit serves as a quick start development platform and combines the BCM1 computer module with a standardised baseboard to provide the expansion and connection opportunities needed to develop Internet of Things (IoT) or embedded industrial projects. The layout is compatible with BeagleBone Black capes and peripherals.
Shawn Silberhorn, supplier business development manager at Conrad Technology Centrum (CTC) commented: “We knew through talking to our customers in industry and production that there was a distinct demand for these types of products. Now that they are available, we are looking forward to seeing innovative applications and uses that developers will find for them. We will continue to grow our portfolio of test and development kits from leading manufacturers to meet current and future customer demands.”