Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, is now stocking the BeagleBone Green Wireless IoT Developer Prototyping Kit for the Google Cloud Platform from Seeed Studio. Together with BeagleBoard.org and Google, Seeed Studio introduces an Internet of Things (IoT) prototyping kit that includes a variety of sensors and actuators from Seeed’s modular Grove System to help engineers quickly design connected solutions.
Seeed Studio’s BeagleBone Green Wireless IoT Developer Prototyping Kit, available from Mouser Electronics, includes the open source BeagleBone Green Wireless board, a Grove base cape that attaches to the BeagleBone board, and eight plug-and-play Grove modules. The BeagleBone Green Wireless board features both 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 low energy connectivity to allow engineers to connect to the Google Cloud Platform. The board provides 512 MBytes of DDR3 RAM, 4 GBytes of eMMC flash storage, microSD slot, and two PRU 32-bit microcontrollers, plus a 3D graphics accelerator and NEON floating-point for enhanced multimedia and user experience. The board also includes 65 possible digital inputs and outputs (I/Os) from the dual 46-pin headers.
The included Grove base cape includes 12 easy-to-use Grove connectors, including two UART, two analog input, four I2C, and four digital I/O connectors that interface with corresponding pins on the BeagleBone board. The kit provides a range of Grove modules with functions used in many internet-equipped devices, including a 3-axis accelerometer, motion sensor, light sensor, and temperature sensor as well as an OLED display.
The BeagleBone Green Wireless ships with Linux and BeagleBoard’s Cloud9 integrated development environment (IDE) on the eMMC, and also supports Debian, Ubuntu, and many other distributions of Linux; Android; and other open source operating systems.