SHANGHAI, May 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Open hardware enthusiasts can be the first to receive this more powerful platform
element14 has launched the much anticipated newest member of the BeagleBone family in China. This lower-cost, higher performance BeagleBone Black development platform, based on TI's Sitara AM3358 processor, is made exclusively for China. It features an ARM Cortex™-A8 processor running at 1GHz, an onboard HDMI, and delivers double the memory. Available from element14 for immediate despatch at cn.element14.com, order code 2313800, it can be ordered at RMB399.
BeagleBone Black provides outstanding value for China customers as its enhancements allow developers and hobbyists to experience faster processing and access up to four expansion boards or capes, augmenting functionality and enabling a wide variety of combinations. It ships with Angstrom Linux in its onboard Flash for easy connection and a quick start, under 5 minutes, to evaluation and development. It supports other operating systems such as Ubuntu, Android and Fedora. It is available at http://cn.element14.com/2313800
BeagleBone fans in China can get a first look, or access technical guides and resources at element14 from http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-54131
"element14 is delighted to partner with Embest and Texas Instruments to bring this latest generation of the BeagleBone family exclusively to China," commented Uma Pingali, Regional Director - North Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific. "BeagleBone is one of the most popular open source hardware platforms ever developed and its enhanced features and lower cost, will help even more design engineers develop applications quickly and efficiently."
element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair including an extensive range of development kits and PCB boards, semiconductors, connectors, cables, electromechanical and passives components; switches, relays, capacitors and resistors.