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Will the OM5578 board ever be sold on its own

Question asked by Colin Gerrish on Jun 10, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2019 by Colin Gerrish

As many of you well know the OM5578 board is only available as part of a development kit. That is, there are 3 kits available, namely:

 

PN7150RPIM - Raspberry Pi but has limitations on which RPI can be used

PN7150BBBM - Beaglebone but you cannot use with PocketBeagle for example

PN7150ARDM - Arduino R3 type boards but cannot be used if same MCU has different form factor

 

I would like to field test a particular application with a small batch of OM5578's (around about 20) and want to test a number of different MCU's with different off-the-shelf form-factors and eventually move to a customised form-factor but at this stage still happy with OM5578 as shielded and antenna works.

 

It is making more work for myself as I'm "reinventing the wheel" so to speak by getting the exact same board layout made from scratch in a custom board layout and it is time consuming to reflow all the components and quality check etc. It also seems a waste of money purchasing dev kits and then having to dispose of the unwanted shields.

 

So what options do I have?

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