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Small in size & cost: Meet PocketBeagle®, the $25 development board for hobbyists, educators and professionals

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ROCHESTER, Mich., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest® board is PocketBeagle®, an ultra-tiny-yet-complete open-source USB-key-fob computer. PocketBeagle® features an incredible low cost, slick design and simple usage, making PocketBeagle® the ideal development board for beginners and professionals alike.

$25 PocketBeagle(R) hobbyist, educator and professional friendly computer project

At 35 x 56 x 5 mm, PocketBeagle® is small and flexible enough to fit in gaming, 3D printing, robotics or other electronics projects; and affordable enough to dedicate one to live permanently in each of those different projects. PocketBeagle® not only includes a 1-GHz processor, but also industrial-oriented peripherals and microcontrollers optimized for interfacing to the physical world.

PocketBeagle® doesn't require installation of tools to get started. You develop directly in your web browser, a tool you already know; and PocketBeagle® can easily be reset to factory conditions, leaving you free to experiment.

PocketBeagle® utilizes a simple open-source hardware design and a catalog-available, well-documented processor. PocketBeagle® avoids consuming precious hardware resources, leaving them available for design goals. Most importantly, PocketBeagle® respects time and helps avoid risk by providing a solution for rapid prototyping without slowing the path to production.®'s community of serious developers allows for crowdsourced similar attempts, answers and experiences.

Summary of Key Features

  • Low cost Linux computer with tremendous expansibility
  • Opportunity to learn many programming aspects from educators on-line
  • Openness and flexibility tear down limits on your imagination

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

PocketBeagle® is available today from Arrow, DigiKey and Mouser. Visit

About®® was founded in 2008 by a group of enthusiastic engineers interested in creating powerful, open and embedded devices.® pioneered new ground in open hardware and has worked on the concept and realization of BeagleBoard®, BeagleBoard®-xM, BeagleBoard®-X15, BeagleBone®, BeagleBone® Black, BeagleBone® Black Wireless, BeagleBone® Blue, and now introducing PocketBeagle®. From 2008- 2017® continues to be focused on growth in education, embedded devices, robotics, and industrial computing. The® community has tens of thousands of engaged participants who aim to fuel innovations and collaboration. Visit or email to get started. Foundation founded in 2008 focused on growth in education, embedded devices, robotics, and industrial computing

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