BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

BeagleBone Capes are daughter-board add-ons for the BeagleBone family of products. BeagleBone Capes extend the functionality of BeagleBone for capabilities like motor control, prototyping, servo control, and more. 

Comms Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

The Comms Cape is ideal for industrial communication applications and provides an array of communication protocols including one RS485, one CAN, two analog 4–20mA current loops. Two 3A 50V interfaces allow the control of high current loads.

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  • RS485
  • CAN
  • 2x 4mA to 20mA current loop inputs
  • 2x 3A 50V sinks for high-current loads

Load Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

Drive high-current loads like relays, motors, solenoids, and high current LEDs.

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  • 8x 3A 50V sinks for high-current loads

Motor Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

Drive DC motors with direction and PWM control.

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  • 4x 3A motor outputs up to 46V

Power Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

The Power Cape is a complete power interface for the BeagleBone and provides regulated 3.3V and system out (typically 5V) from the BeagleBone itself. An on-board regulator provides a separate additional 3.3V (up to 1.0A) and 5V (up to 1.3A) out. The input voltage can go up to 30V and can also includes an interface to the BeagleBone power button and system reset.

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  • Powers the BeagleBone from any 4.5V to 15VDC power source
  • 5VDC recommended for maximum charger efficiency
  • Can charge a 1 cell lithium battery as a back-up power source

Proto Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

The Proto Cape provides a blank slate to design any type of application along with plated through-holes for external component soldering. There are a few on-board components, like buttons, a multi-colored LED, and a basic LED to assist in the design process. The ID EEPROM is capable of having the address be re-assigned to allow for a seamless integration into the BeagleBone cape schema.

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  • 2x push-buttons
  • Single-color LED

Relay Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

A quick and easy relay solution for  home or other automation needs.

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  • 4x 15A @ 24VDC/12A @ 250VAC relays

Servo Cape

BeagleBoard BeagleBone Capes

Provides numerous servo outputs and receiver inputs for many remote control, robotics and automation projects.

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  • 16x servo outputs
  • 6x receiver inputs
  • 5V power input
Published: 2012-01-31 | Updated: 2022-03-11