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Visit Octavo Systems at the Embedded Systems Conference 2017 in Boston

Octavo Systems at ESC Boston May3-4 Booth # 1166

Octavo Systems is heading to Boston!  We will be attending the 2017 Embedded Systems Conference on May 3rd and 4th in the Boston Convention Center.  We will be there to discuss all the ways System-In-Package (SiP) Technology can help you create new and exciting products faster than ever before.  We will also be showcasing a handful of different applications for the OSD3358, from simple computers to robots.  If you are planning to be at the Embedded Systems Conference make sure you stop by booth 1166 to see what we can do for you.  If you want to set up a meeting please contact us through our online form.

Not going to the Embedded Systems Conference but are in the Boston Area and want to talk to us?  That is great!  Please contact us through the online form and we will work out a time to get together.

We are really looking forward to meeting all the innovators in the Boston area and figuring out how we can help you achieve your goals.  See you soon!

 

 

Now Even More Ways to Buy Octavo’s Products

 

I have another exciting announcement to make!  We are expanding our distribution network, giving you even more ways to buy Octavo’s products.  At Octavo, we are continually evaluating how best to reach our customers and give them the support they need.  Today, Octavo Systems is happy to announce that Mouser has joined Digi-Key as one of our distribution partners.  Partnering with these two world-class distributors ensures our customers have easy access to our devices.

Digi-Key

Digi-Key ElectronicsSince our launch, Digi-Key has been the main channel for customers to buy Octavo’s products.  Through Digi-Key, we have been able to reach customers around the world, helping them create new and innovative products.  With Digi-Key’s focus on customer service, technology, and engineering support through every stage of production, they play a key role in getting Octavo products into customer hands.  We are very proud to have them be a part of our team.

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 Mouser

Mouser ElectronicsToday, Mouser joins the Octavo team.  Mouser is a global electronics distributor headquartered in Texas, not too far from our own headquarters.  They have a strong commitment to both customer service and innovative technology.  Having them as part of our distribution network is a huge milestone for us.  We believe that their values align perfectly with our goals as a company.  We are very excited to have them be a part of the Octavo team.

 

At Octavo, we strive to help designers focus on what makes their design unique by removing the tedious aspects of electrical designs.  This includes the procurement process.  Through our System-in-Package integration, we remove a lot of the complexity around sourcing parts.  However, if you can’t easily access our devices then we haven’t helped much.  That is why having partners like Digi-Key and Mouser is so important.  They ensure anybody who has an idea gets what they need to make it a reality.

We hope that these partnerships set a solid foundation for us and our customers for the years to come!

Meet Us at World Maker Faire New York 2016

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Hey everybody.  I wanted to let you know the Octavo Team will be attending World Maker Faire in New York this weekend on October 1st and 2nd.  We will be roaming around Hall of Science checking out all of the incredible projects.  We will also be at the BeagleBoard.org booth in Zone 3 and giving a talk on how the OSD3358 and BeagleBoard can simplify the design of embedded Linux systems.

If you are interested in meeting with us please contact us.  We look forward to meeting all of the Makers out there who can use the OSD3358 to create new and innovative products!

See you there!

The BeagleBone® Black Wireless and BeagleBoard Compatibility

 

Today is a very exciting day!  After months of hard work, we are finally ready to make two big announcements.  First, is the release of the BeagleBone® Black Wireless, which features the Octavo OSD3358-512M-BAS System-In-Package.  Second, the OSD3358 is now officially BeagleBoard Compatible!  These developments strengthen our relationship with BealgeBoard.org and make the OSD335x family of devices even easier to use.

BeagleBone™ Black Wireless

We are proud to be a part of BeagleBone® Black Wireless!  It builds on the success of the very popular BeagleBone® Black with two exciting changes.  First, the design was greatly simplified by replacing over 150 discrete components with the OSD3358-512M-BAS.  BeagleBone Black Wireless Featuring the OSD3358Additionaly, the Ethernet peripheral has been replaced with the WiLink8 WL1835 module from Texas Instruments, providing both 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth V4.1.  BeagleBone® Black Wireless is completely compatible with all standard BeagleBone® Black capes.  Finally, like everything in the BeagleBoard family, BeagleBone® Black wireless is completely open source!

BeagleBone® Black wireless now offers developers a low cost evaluation platform for the Octavo OSD335x device.  They can use it to start prototyping on a Linux system in a matter of minutes.  Then, once ready, designers can quickly go from a prototype to a custom board by leveraging the OSD3358 and Beaglboard.org®’s active community, open-source hardware, and software.

The OSD3358 becoming an integral part BeagleBoard.org®’s newest board is a huge honor for us.  We have been collaborating with BeagleBoard.org® since the beginning of the OSD335x.  This is huge validation that we are on the right track, and we are excited to continue to work with BeagleBoard.org® on future products.

OSD3358 is Officially BeagleBoard Compatible

This one is really important if you have a design built on BeagleBone® and want to create your own custom board.  By integrating the processor, DDR3, and power supplies from the BeagleBone® Black into a single device, the OSD3358 already simplified the hardware design required for a custom embedded Linux system.  beaglecomp_200pxMaking it an ideal starting point for any new design.

Now that the OSD3358 is officially BeagleBoard Compatible you have the confidence that the software you developed on BeagleBone® will perform the way you expect when you transition to the OSD3358.  It also means you will be able to get support from the large and active BeagleBoard community that you are already familiar with.

The BeagleBoard Compatible OSD3358 is now the easiest way to create your own BeagleBone® based embedded Linux system.

We are very excited about these two developments.  We look forward to our growing partnership with BealgeBoard.org.  Together we are striving to bring the simplicity of microcontrollers to the world of embedded Linux.

IoT Road Show

IoT Road Show

Last week Rich Nass from Embedded Computing stopped by our Austin headquarters for their IoT road show.  Our CTO, Gene Frantz, spent some time talking to him about the OSD3358 and how it helps designers get into production.  Through packaging the key components of the BeagleBone Black SBC into a standard package, the OSD3358 gives designers a clear path from prototyping on the BeagleBone Black to producing their own boards around the OSD3358.  Check it out!

 

http://iotdesign.embedded-computing.com/2998-iot-roadshow-austin-tx-octavo-complete-beaglebone-black-in-a-module/#

Meet Us at Maker Faire Bay Area

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I am excited to announce that members of the Octavo Team will be attending Maker Faire in the Bay Area on May 21st and 22nd.  We will be roaming around the event center and volunteering at the BeagleBoard.org booth, booth #2434.  If you are interested in meeting with us please contact us.  We look forward to meeting all of the Makers out there who can use the OSD3358 to create new and innovative products!

See you there!

Octavo Systems Releases the OSD3358 System-In-Package Device

Octavo Systems Helps Bridge the Prototype-to-Production Gap

Austin, Texas (May 9, 2016) – Octavo Systems LLC (Octavo) today launched a new platform that makes it easier than ever for designers to quickly create production-ready systems based on the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara™ AM335x processor with an ARM® Cortex®-A8 core. The OSD3358, the first in a family of System-In-Package (SiP) devices, is geared to help developers who are using the BeagleBon®e Black single board computing (SBC) platform move from prototype to production effortlessly.

“With the wide availability and strong community around single board computing platforms like the BeagleBone® Black, it is easier than ever for designers to quickly prototype and prove out a design,” said Octavo President Bill Heye. “However, moving past the prototype stage into a production ready product remains very difficult for a large number of people and organizations.”

“After a proof of concept is done on an SBC, an application-specific mainboard will need to be designed, requiring a large number of specialized skills that can be hard to come by,” explained Gene Frantz, Octavo’s CTO. “Our System-In-Package devices reduce this requirement by abstracting some of the most tedious and complex tasks, allowing designers to focus on their end product.”

The OSD3358 is built to make the design of an application-specific mainboard around the Sitara™ AM3358 processor as easy as possible. It integrates the core of the BeagleBone® Black, the AM3358 processor running up to 1GHz, the TPS65217C power management IC (PMIC), the TL5209 low-dropout (LDO) regulator, 512MB of DDR3 memory, and over 140 passive components, into a single BGA package. Through this integration, the OSD3358 removes the complexities of power sequencing and DDR to processor interfacing that are typical in the design process.

OSD335 Size of a quarter with easy to use package
OSD3358 Size of a quarter with easy to use package

The OSD3358 has the smallest footprint of any similar AM3358 processor implementation. It simplifies the sourcing of components and supply chain management by replacing over 144 components with just one. The OSD3358 also utilizes a wide pitch BGA of 1.27mm allowing cost effective manufacturing processes to be used. “These added benefits make the OSD3358 an attractive solution not just for new designs, but also as a way to simplify or cost down an existing design,” added Heye.

 

“We are very excited that Octavo will be using the scalable Sitara™ AM335x processor as the base of the OSD335x family, giving designers both great performance and simple development,” said Adrian Valenzuela, Marketing Manager, Catalog Processors, TI. “By integrating all the major components of an AM335x-Processor-based-system into a single package, developers can quickly place a single SiP onto their boards and can still leverage all the software provided by TI to dramatically simplify their design.”

To help speed up development around the OSD3358, Octavo is also announcing the availability of the OSD3358 Development Platform from GHI Electronics featuring a capacitive touch screen and multiple industrial interfaces.

Welcome to Octavo Systems

Welcome to Octavo Systems!  We are so glad you are here!

We are a small company with a big dream, to bring System-In-Package (SiP) technology to the masses.  We believe the only way for Moore’s law to continue is to have wide spread adoption of SiPs.  Today SiPs are typically only available to the largest electronics companies.  We want to change that.  Our technology and products are geared to meet the needs of any size company.  We know that providing this technology to such a wide group of innovators will spur the creation of new and exciting products that couldn’t have been built before.

We are working hard to get our first product ready for launch.  It is a very exciting time and we look forward to sharing it with you shortly.  We really think you are going to like it.  As we work our way toward the launch we will be putting out more information on our technology, our partners, and our products.  In order to stay up to date we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter here.  Privacy is important to us and we promise to treat your information as if it was our own.

We would also suggest you follow us on facebook, linkedin, and twitter.  This will be the best way to interact with us and give us your feedback!  We really want to hear what you think so we can continually improve our products and customer support.  Without you there will be no us!

Again we are so glad you found us.  We are looking forward to working with you!

 

-The Octavo Team