No need for cables.Use a custom baseboard instead! © Embecosm Limited – Flickr.com
No more messy wiring…Get your own baseboard! © Eliot Phillips – Flickr.com
No need for workarounds…Get the connectors you need! © Adam Ward – Flickr.com
No more tweaks.Everything will be embedded. © Koen Kooi – Flickr.com
No more space than neccessary.Just use the components and modules you need. © csete – Flickr.com
These are the key facts you need to know about our BeagleCore™ BCM1:
Get your BeagleCore™ BCS1 Starter-Kit consisting of BeagleCore™ BCM1 module and standard baseboard. Both are 100% Open-Source! The BeagleCore™ BCS1 baseboard is built to resemble the original BeagleBone Black just with the difference that at its core you will find our BeagleCore™ BCM1.
Here are some of the features, that our BeagleCore™ BCS1 Starter-Kit covers:
size: 89 mm × 55 mm × 15 mm
processor: Texas Instruments AM335x Cortex-A8
memory: 512MB DDR3 RAM
flash: 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
graphics: 3D graphics accelerator
temperature range: 0…60°C
USB 2.0 Client (via miniUSB) for power & communications
USB 2.0 Host
Ethernet 10/100, RJ45
HDMI (video & audio)
Serial Port (UART0, 6 pin)
2 × 46 pin headers
4-User Controllable LEDs
Cloud9 IDE on Node.js with BoneScript library
* prices are subject to change; all prices without VAT
If you are looking for the most up to date FAQ, please visit our Wiki on GitHub.
We have created the BeagleCore™ to be as compatible as possible with the BeagleBone Black. One of the key benefits of the BeagleCore™ BCM1 however is, that you can build your own PCB and thus implement features and workarounds not supported by the original BeagleBone Black. The only thing we can therefore refer to is the pinout of the BeagleCore™ BCM1 which shows in detail the features and possibilities of implementing the BeagleCore™ module and the feature-set supported.
Initially the unit price will be 55 USD for the BeagleCore™ BCM1 module and 129 USD for the BCS1 Starter-Kit.
The BeagleCore™ module and Starter-Kit will be sold through Conrad Electronics from April 2016 on.
Yes. We strongly believe in the power of open source and we heavily rely on open source solutions when it comes to software. So we decided to pay back to the community.
Yes. Same as with the BeagleCore™.
The BeagleCore™ will be soldered right on your custom baseboard. This will make the connection very reliable and cost effective. It also means that the soldering has to be executed by a professional EMS company or by an experienced soldering technician. This package is called Land Grid Array (LGA) package, such as shown here.
Not really. Maybe 4 to 6 additional GPIOs will be availabe on our BeagleCore, mainly used to emulate all original features of BeagleBone Black.
For genuine embedded industrial applications the existing BeagleBoard hardware is not suitable due to several reasons. Currently professional embedded computer-on-module applications use 100% defined and well engineered standards from PICMG (such as COM Express) or SGET (such as Qseven and SMARC). All of this makes the BeagleCore™ an industrial SOM – a system on module approach for the popular BeagleBone Black.
BCM1: The operating temperature range for the module with standard components is 0…60°C (commercial) but optionally you can get an extended temperature range -40…85°C (industrial).
BCS1: The starter-kit supports an operating temperature range of 0…60°C (commercial).
Operating: 10 to 90% r. H. non cond.
Storage: 5 to 95% r. H. non cond.
Shipment of BeagleCore™ BCM1 and BCS1 to the United States of Ameria (USA) can be made solely through Rapid Electronics as part of the Conrad Group.
Meinerzhagen, June 22, 2016 / We are happy to announce that we have shipped the first batch of BeagleCore™ BCM1 and BCS1 to Conrad. Since there was a large number of pre-orders the first batch is already sold out. However within the next weeks we will replenish our stock and start delivering modules and starter-kits to all of you waiting.
Meinerzhagen, February 29, 2016 / Looking back at the embedded world 2016, BeagleCore™ was one of the main attractions according to renowned opinion leaders in embedded technologies. With products showing at the Conrad Electronic booth in hall 5 and at the iesy booth in hall 1 the BeagleCore™ gathered attention in a new target-audience called "professional makers". Further to this quite a number of journalists showed great interest in the BeagleCore™ module and starter-kit.
Meinerzhagen, January 26, 2016 / BeagleCore™ today announced a world-wide distribution partnership with Conrad Electronics for the sale of its brand-new BeagleCore™ BCM1 module. From April 2016 on the BeagleCore™ module as well as the starter-kit will be exclusively sold through Conrad Electronics. The official presentation of the BeagleCore™ however will be in February at the embedded world in Nuremberg.
BeagleCore™ BCM1 is a miniaturized computer module for industrial or commercial applications covering all core features of BeagleBone Black. It's just smaller and more focussed, but it still offers the same functionality for all the core features. You can build your own PCB using BeagleCore™ BCM1 as a soldering module. Simply develop everything using BeagleBone Black as a development-board and afterwards realize your product by using BeagleCore™. This makes BeagleCore™ ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions: it's small, it's simple, it's powerful and it follows proven industry standards.
“Last year in August we failed in successfully funding the BeagleCore™ on Kickstarter. And a few days later we got in touch with Conrad Electronics and found the partner we were looking for to bring this new generation of computer on modules to market”, says Martin Steger, inventor of BeagleCore™, adding: “We are more than happy to cooperate with Conrad Electronics in this specific project. Not only did they provide important feedback on the development but also helped a lot in establishing a workflow from development to sales and support.”
The first batch of 1.000 BeagleCore™ modules BCM1 and 500 BeagleCore™ starter-kits BCS1 will be available from April 2016 on through Conrad Electronics. “There must be a need for this type of product in the market because customers are asking for it”, explains Shawn Silberhorn, Supplier Business Development Manager at Conrad Electronic SE. “BeagleCore™ is absolutely unique when it comes to quality and compatibility. From the feedback we have seen since the Kickstarter campaign in July 2015 we knew that there is a large demand for this kind of module and now we are ready to serve this market.”
Optionally it is planned to launch a BeagleCore™ module for an extended temperature range on request. With only 48 mm × 31 mm × 3.5 mm in size the BeagleCore™ module is designed to be a soldering module based on Land Grid Array. This makes the connection very reliable and cost effective. Customers who want to get started can either rely on the BeagleBone Black as a development-board or use the BeagleCore™ starter-kit consisting of the BeagleCore™ module and a base-board resembling features and look of the BeagleBone Black. Prices will start at 55 US-$ for the module and 129 US-$ for the starter-kit.
Please note: Shipment of BeagleCore™ BCM1 and BCS1 to the United States of Ameria (USA) can be made solely through Rapid Electronics as part of the Conrad Group.
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