The qinno iCOM extension module is a CAPE specifically designed for the Beagle Bone Black (BBB). The iCOM provides different interfaces and digital I/O for direct usage in industrial environment. The iCOM cape can be fed with a variable input voltage from 12V DC up to 45V DC. It provides a regulated 5V output voltage for power supply of the Beaglebone, and potentially other capes.
Designed and manufactured in Germany by company qinno www.qinno.de, custom specific variants can be offered.
Initial release of qinno iCOM Cape
- Beaglebone iCOM Cape is supported by Debian 8.7 2017-03-19 4GB SD LXQT image for BeagleBone (available here, link checked 2017-09-06)
- Linux BSP and SW user manual can be downloaded here
- Contact us for other Angstrom versions or other Linux distributions
- Major BeagleBone image releases can be downloaded here.
- Intermediate BeagleBone image releases can be downloaded here
Please follow the instructions here to write the image file to your SD card on a Windows machine.
Required Hardware setup:
- A BeagleBone iCom Cape
- A BeagleBone Black
- A 12V to 48V DC power supply
Software for the iCom Cape, as well as the detailled instructions are included in the BSP-package coming with the Cape.
Following are some specifications of the BeagleBone iCOM Cape:
|Bus Interface||Beagle Bone Black (BBB) Rev. B|
|Ports||2 x RS232; 1 x RS485|
|Data Signals RS232||TxD; RxD; CTS; RTS|
|RS485||Termination switchable; signal and power isolated|
|Input Voltage Range||Up to 24V DC|
|Output Voltage Range||12V up to 45V DC|
|Output on-state resistance||200mOhm|
|Output Load Current||Self limited; Nominal 0,7A; LED for each digital I/O|
|Input Voltage Range||12V to 45V DC|
|Maximum Current||2A for BBB and onboard CAPE Devices|
|Sensors||Onboard temperature Sensor|
|Memory||Onboard CAPE EEPROM (256 kBit)|
|Memory||Onboard user EEPROM (1024 kBit)|
|RTC||Real time clock with CR2032 battery holder|
|Status LED||Digital input and output|
|Dimensions||100.2 mm x 89.1 mm|
|Operating Temperature||minus 20°C up to 70°C (except battery)|
|Ambient Operating Humidity||35% to 90% (at 5°C to 35°C)|
How to buy
Visit the Web shop for price information and purchasing Web shop for BBB cape iCOM