Electronics Technology


Home-grown prototyping board

15 November 2017 Electronics Technology

Arrow Altech Distribution created new options for electronics makers by producing the locally made Cherry Blossom, based on the AM335x reference design from Texas Instruments and similar to BeagleBone Black. This home-grown alternative is available for a much more affordable price, according to the company’s Dirk Venter. “The locally designed, produced and supported Cherry Blossom eliminates most supply and support issues that currently exist on BeagleBone Black today,” he says. “It also enables the developer to quickly and effectively use the processing power of a high-end processor without the hardware complexity normally associated with this type of design.”

This means that developers have access to the existing resources that have been created to work with the BeagleBone. They also enjoy full integration with the software, which will allow access to other compatible software such as Android and Ubuntu. What’s more, there is a choice of three processors: AM3352 (600 MHz), AM3358 (800 MHz) and AM3358 (1 GHz).

Cherry Blossom comes on a 55 x 55 mm printed circuit board and is powered by 5 V (1 A max), either via USB or expansion connector. It supports JTAG and serial debugging, and features an array of interfaces and peripherals including USB, LCD, GPIO, UART, I²C, SPI, Ethernet, analog inputs and many more. The board is hardware configurable to run standard BeagleBone software.

For more information contact Dirk Venter, Arrow Altech Distribution, +27 (0)11 923 9666, dventer@arrow.altech.co.za, www.arrow.altech.co.za



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