Digi-Key Continues Support of Innovative Line of TI-Based ARM Development Boards from BeagleBoard.org

  Digi-Key Continues Support of Innovative Line of TI-Based ARM Development
  Boards from BeagleBoard.org

Business Wire

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- April 23, 2013

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry
leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today
announced its continued support of the BeagleBoard line - a series of
low-power, open-source, hardware expandable single-board computer development
boards - with the addition of the newly-released BeagleBone Black from

The latest in the BeagleBoard line of development boards, BeagleBone Black,
features numerous improvements over the previous iteration. The sleeker, more
efficient board features an upgraded 1-GHz Sitara™ AM335x ARM^® Cortex™-A8
processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), 512 MB DDR3 system memory,
reduced power consumption, and the addition of HDMI connectivity, among other

The original BeagleBone is a credit-card-sized, open-source, hardware
expandable Linux computer that connects with the Internet and runs software
such as Android 4.0 and Ubuntu. It allows developers to evaluate TI’s Sitara
AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors with a single cable and under 10-second Linux
boot, enabling development in less than five minutes.

“During our years of collaboration, Digi-Key has demonstrated a distinctive
ability to swiftly and efficiently market and distribute the BeagleBoard line
to their extensive customer base,” said Jason Kridner, co-founder,
BeagleBoard.org. “Their support has been a vital component in the success of
the BeagleBoard line, and we are excited to continue this relationship with
BeagleBone Black.”

Digi-Key has long been an ardent supporter of the BeagleBoard line. In 2008,
Digi-Key was the first to recognize the significance of this newly released
development board, and jumped in with both feet, leveraging their marketing
and distribution capabilities to fully support this groundbreaking technology.

Surpassing all expectations, demand for the board exploded, and
BeagleBoard.org was hard-pressed to keep up with the overwhelming demand
generated by Digi-Key. Sales have far exceeded projections and cemented the
BeagleBoard line as a fixture within the development community.

“Four years ago, Digi-Key saw exceptional potential in the Beagle Board line
of product,” said Mark Zack, Vice President, Global Semiconductor Product at
Digi-Key. “TI’s innovative single-board computing solutions offer outstanding
value to our product line and we are excited to strengthen this partnership
with the BeagleBone Black.”

Click here to learn more about the BeagleBone Black, or access TI’s full line
ofinnovative products on their supplier page at www.digikey.com.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global,
full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of
electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650
quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com.

With over 800,000 products in stock, an impressive selection of online
resources, and the logistical advantage of more than 800,000 square feet of
expandable distribution space, Digi-Key continues to move forward, affirming
its commitment to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the
industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

Digi-Key’s totally integrated, Internet-engaged business model, coupled with
its industry-leading breadth of components available for immediate shipment
anywhere in the world from a single location, clearly differentiates Digi-Key
from all other distributors. Digi-Key offers customers a unique approach to a
high-mix, low volume production business strategy by transferring much
inventory risk and carrying costs from the customer to Digi-Key. From
Prototype to Production^®, Digi-Key has the components and resources necessary
to grow your business to the next level.

Digi-Key’s online offerings and resources include: PTM^® product training
modules; TechZone^SM technology zones; Another Geek Moment videos; Digi-Key
toolbar; SupplyChainHQ^SM for electronics buyers; TechXchange^SM; a Mobile and
Social Center; the Scheme-it^® online schematic design tool; a Reference
Design Library; and the Dynamic Catalog^®.

Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is
available at www.digikey.com.


Editorial Contact for Digi-Key Corporation
Josh Olson, 1-800-344-4539 x2989
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