element14, the Development Distributor, is now stocking the new PocketBeagle® from BeagleBoard.org ®, an ultra-tiny-yet-complete open-source USB-key-fob computer. PocketBeagle® is an incredibly low cost, simple to use Linux based board, making it the ideal development board for beginners and professionals alike.
For users getting started within Linux, the element14 community has introduced a new web series featuring Felix Gardner from the popular “The Ben Heck Show”. In the series, “sudo Sergeant”, Linux enthusiast Felix walks viewers through the basics of Linux, from ‘what is an operating system?’ to permissions and account management, getting them started in a series of easy to digest 3 minute videos.
PocketBeagle® is an ideal development board for the experienced maker and developer or someone starting out with Linux based programming. It has an Octavo Systems OSD3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 on board with 512MB DDR3 RAM, Integrated power management and 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs).
Summary of Technical Specifications:
- Based on new Octavo Systems OSD3358-SM 21mm x 21mm system-in-package that includes 512MB DDR3 RAM, 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 2x 200-MHz PRUs, ARM Cortex-M3, 3D accelerator, power/battery management and EEPROM
- 72 expansion pin headers with power and battery I/Os, high-speed USB, 8 analog inputs, 44 digital I/Os and numerous digital interface peripherals
- microUSB host/client and microSD connectors
The PocketBeagle is available to buy from Farnell element14 in Europe, forthings.io in UK & Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in APAC.