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DIGI-KEY DEBUTS SEEED STUDIO BBGW PLATFORM.

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics has begun offering the new Seeed Studio BeagleBone Green Wireless platform.

BeagleBone Green Wireless (BBGW) is a joint effort by BeagleBoard.org and Seeed Studio. Based on the open-source hardware design of BeagleBone Black as well as a similar Sitara AM335x processor, the newest BBGW has two Grove connectors which have been continued from the original BeagleBone Green, making it easier to connect to the large family of Grove sensors. It is the first Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) board from BeagleBone community.

It's great to see the BeagleBoard.org Foundation teaming up with Seeed Studio to create the new BeagleBone Green for engineers and developers at any of their design or manufacturing stages, said Adrian Valenzuela, Marketing Director, ARM & DSP Processors at Texas Instruments. The Wi-Fi connectivity along with two Grove connectors makes this board ideal for various applications, but especially IoT (Internet of Things). We're excited to see what the Maker community can do with it.

The BBGW is available from Digi-Key in a board-only version as well as an IoT development kit.

The Internet of Things remains a rapidly growing market and Digi-Key wants to ensure we are able to give engineers and developers in that space the most innovative and quality technologies to improve their designs and products, noted David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer the BeagleBone Green Wireless through Seeed Studio as a way to continue to enable innovation in the engineering and Maker communities.

For more information on the BeagleBone Green Wireless or to order from Digi-Key's full line of Seeed products, visit www.digikey.com.

About Seeed

Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. Diversified demands cannot be fully satisfied by mass production. The booming of open source hardware, 3D printing, crowd-funding and global logistics creates a evolutional easy platform to hardware innovators. Products are becoming democratized, as some of the consumers now calling themselves makers.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, 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 four million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers.

For more information, visit www.digikey.com or call 800/344-4539 x1098.

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