Data Concentrator Cape for BeagleBone Black


Design files


This design provides new connectivity options for developers working with the BeagleBone Black platform. It allows developers to work with TI’s Power Line Communications (PLC) and Radio Frequency modules to easily and quickly develop host applications for smart grid networks. Developers can easily build their own Cape for the BeagleBone Black and start working with TI’s G3-PLC, 6LowPAN, PRIME, Wireless M-BUS, or ZigBee® solutions.

  • Direct interface to BeagleBone Black development platform
  • Direct interface to TI’s PLC System on Modules for PRIME,  G3-PLC, and IEEE-1901.2
  • Direct interface to TI’s RF solutions for 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Wireless M-BUS add-on hardware
  • Three-phase power line coupling for PLC communications
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

Design files & products

Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

TIDU330.PDF (1686 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDR791.PDF (115 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR792.PDF (83 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDR794.ZIP (236 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDC486.ZIP (661 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDR793.ZIP (455 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

AC/DC & DC/DC converters (integrated FET)

TPS61093Low Input, 20V/1.1A Step-Up DC/DC Converter with Integrated Power Diode and Input/Output Isolation

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Configurable gates

SN74LVC1G57Configurable Multiple-Function Gate

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Noninverting buffers & drivers

SN74LV125A4-ch, 2-V to 5.5-V buffers with 3-state outputs

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
RS-232 transceivers

TRS3386E3- to 5.5-V 250kbps RS-232 line driver/receiver with logic supply pin & +/-15-kV IEC-ESD protection

Data sheet: PDF

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* Design guide Data Concentrator Cape for BeagleBone Black Design Guide May 05, 2014

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