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Farnell element14 launches touch-screen display expansion capes for the BeagleBone family

Collaboration with Embest brings the best of design and distribution to launch LCD expansion capes for BeagleBone

17 December 2013, London, Farnell element14 has launched its first range of LCD expansion capes, named BB View, that are designed for use with the Beaglebone family of development boards. The BB View range of LCD expansion capes are available in two sizes; 4.3” and 7” displays, with a resistive touch-screen and provide full access to the BeagleBone GPIOs.

The capes do not require any external power supply and for quick and easy set-up they are supplied with Linux QT demo for display and touch functionalities. They are available at £73.46 for the 7” from Farnell element14 in Europe.

David Shen, CTO at Farnell element14, said: “We are pleased to bring together the very best in design and development from Embest, and the high-service multi-channel distribution strengths of Farnell element14 to launch this new range of capes for the BeagleBone family. BeagleBone is enormously popular among developers and students and users will be able to quickly integrate touch-screen functionality into their next design.”

Features include:

* 24-bit TFT LCD modules, 7”(800 x 480), 4.3”(480x272)

* 4-wire resistive touch-screen

* Full GPIO expansion via two 46-pin connectors

* 5 user switches

* 2 user-defined LEDs

* Works with BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black

* Power supply: +5V (from BeagleBone)


About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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January 2014

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