Premier Farnell gets you started with Linux based programming with “sudo Sergeant” and BeagleBoard.org PocketBeagle®
PocketBeagle® now in stock at Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell, 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.
You can watch element14’s sudo Sergeant web series on the element14 community.
Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Premier Farnell is a business unit Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through Forthings.io in the UK and Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.
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