SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2012 - Total Phase, a provider of industry-leading USB, I2C, SPI, and CAN embedded systems tools, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the BeagleBone Cape Plug-in Board Design Contest. Hosted by BeagleBoard.org, the contest provides embedded engineers and hobbyists with the opportunity to see their BeagleBone cape plug-in board design put into full production. Total Phase has worked closely with BeagleBoard.org and Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) for several years. As a result, Total Phase is sponsoring more than $5,000 in prizes for contest participants.
Contestants can win Total Phase prizes two different ways. First, all online visitors will have the opportunity to win Total Phase tools during weekly contests hosted by BeagleBoard.org. Second, the top three design contest winners, selected by a panel of judges from BeagleBoard.org, TI and CircuitCo Electronics for their innovative designs, will receive their choice of a Total Phase USB, I2C, SPI, or CAN development kit. All design entries are due by Dec. 31, 2012. The winners will be announced on Jan. 14, 2013. Details of the prizes and judging criteria can be found on the contest page.
"We're excited about the launch of our BeagleBone Cape Plug-in Board Design Contest," said Alejandro Erives, Product Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments. "The support from Total Phase adds increased value to the contest by providing a broad range of prizes that help BeagleBone enthusiasts enhance functionality and turn their BeagleBone into unique projects. We appreciate having Total Phase as a sponsor of this contest."
"Total Phase is pleased to be a part of the BeagleBone design contest," said Derek Fung, VP Business at Total Phase, Inc. "We believe that our line of debugging and development tools will be a valuable resource for contestants in their design efforts. We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to seeing all the creative cape plug-in board designs submitted in this contest."
BeagleBone is a credit-card-sized Linux computer that connects with the Internet and runs software such as Android 4.0 and Ubuntu. It allows developers to evaluate Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processors from TI with a single cable and under 10-second Linux boot; enabling development in less than 5 minutes. Users can add cape plug-in boards to easily augment the BeagleBone's capabilities.
For more information about the contest, or see a complete listing of prizes, please visit http://beagleboard.org/capecontest/
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