Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Avnet Electronics Marketing inks distribution agreement offering BeagleBoard in Americas

PHOENIX, USA: Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet Inc., announced a distribution agreement with Circuitco, allowing for the distribution of the popular Texas Instruments-based BeagleBoard products.

Circuitco’s entire line of BeagleBoard products, including the original BeagleBoard and the recently released BeagleBoard-xM, is available from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas or online at The BeagleBoard retails for $125.00 and the BeagleBoard-xM retails for $149.00.

The low-power, low-cost BeagleBoard acts as a single-board computer with open source development supported by and enabled by Texas Instrument’s DM3530 system-on-a-chip. The DM3530 includes an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU operating at up to 720MHz, capable of running Linux, Symbian or Windows CE. The BeagleBoard also includes a TMS320C64x+ DSP for accelerated video and audio decoding. The BeagleBoard-xM comes with the DM3730 processor, running at up to 1GHz.

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