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BeagleBone RF Cape

The BeagleBone RF Cape provides BeagleBone boards the ability to interface with different radio technologies. This cape features industry standard radio EVM connectors which can be used to interface with two simultaneous radio devices. The BeagleBone RF Cape has been tested on Texas Instruments' CC1101 modules. Other CC series may be compatible but haven't been tested. Please visit this link for a list of CC1101 modules.

Note: The BeagleBone RF Cape is provided with NO software support. If you have any issue related to hardware please request an RMA at

Note: The BeagleBone RF Cape can be used with BeagleBone (White) and BeagleBone Black. For use with BeagleBone Black it needs to be booted from micro SD card and has its HDMI/Audio interface disabled.


Electrical Specifications

Power 3.3V via expansion header
5V via expansion header
Indicators Two RF indicator LEDs
Connectors Two 46-position connectors
Two sets of 20-position connectors for RF modules

Mechanical Specifications

Size 2.15" x 3.40"
Layers 4
PCB Thickness .062"
RoHS Compliant Yes


BeagleBone RF Cape Usage
EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name BeagleBone RF Cape
Version 00A1
Manufacturer BeagleBoardToys
Part Number BB-BONE-RF-01
Pins Used 38


Open Source Yes
Schematics PDF
Gerber Files Yes
Bills of Materials Yes


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Manufacturer's Link

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