Our adapter plates make it easy to
use SR A/D systems with single board computers like the BeagleBone Black
Cables & Etc
for additional small system accesories
Besides standard desktop and laptop computers, SR A/D systems can also be used
with small single board computers (SBC). In particular we offer ready to
go software and accessories for use with the BeagleBone Black (BBB). The
BBB is an inexpensive, reliable, and easy to use SBC.
Because of its small size, the BBB is often a good match as a host computer for
field boxes that must withstand harsh physical environments. Search the
web to find out more about the BBB and weatherproof box suppliers such as
Seahorse, Pelican, and others.
Symmetric Research does not sell SBCs or finished field boxes, but we do offer
the following accessories and cables to support building such systems.
Click on an item in the table below, or see our
Downloads page for BBB ARM software
BeagleBone Black (BBB) - Use with USBxCH and SERxCH
Measuring 2" x 3", the BBB rev C is small. With a typical web price of
$55, it also comes with a full Debian Linux preinstalled
!! The BBB uses separate USB and Ethernet buses making it free from
contention errors common with many other SBCs.
With proven reliability, we strongly recommend the BBB rev C
for use with the USBxCH and SERxCH over other SBC boards.
adapter kit for stacking the
with the BeagleBone Black.
BBB with USB4CH
Other SBCs - NOT supported
Of course there are many other SBCs such as the BBB rev B, Raspberry
Pi (RPi), and PC104 boards. SR does NOT provide support for
these systems. Although they may work with the USBxCH and SERxCH
with modifications, customers are on their own when using them.
For example, the RPi uses a shared USB and Ethernet controller
bus which leads to collisions and will cause you trouble with the
USBxCH. The RPi RS232 serial port is also known to send a spurious
start bit each time it is opened and is not ideal with the SERxCH. These
problems plus irregular "small Linux" distributions and non-standard connectors
make the BBB an attractive choice over many other SBC computers.