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Mouser launch open source hardware tech site

Mouser Electronics Inc., Dallas TX, has launched a highly interactive website containing useful information on many of the latest open source hardware boards and accessories.

The Open Source Hardware (OSHW) technology microsite serves developers seeking quick access on open-source products, including BeagleBone, Arduino, Netduino, STMicroelectronics Nucleo, Texas Instruments LaunchPad and the Intel Galileo.

Found on Mouser main site (www.mouser.com) the new site contains schematic diagrams, technical details, and compatible expansion boards for the most common OSHW boards. The project oriented site allows developers to easily sort and select parametric data for the desired board requirements of their particular project. Parameters include processor type and speed; number of analog and digital inputs; wireless options including WiFi and Bluetooth; USB ports including host, client, and/or OTG; video connectivity; and more. Detailed documentation and links to supporting software for each board are available for fast, direct download. Accessories such as BeagleBone Capes, Arduino Shields and other compatible add-on hardware for each board can be compared and selected for a given project.

A wide variety of technical resources are available to assist developers in project definition and development. Videos help beginners get started using OSHW boards, with new videos planned for future release. Each board is supported by application notes, pcb files, white papers, tutorials, and technical articles designed to shorten learning curves by teaching developers what they need to know to complete their project. Technical resources range from complete system examples, down to component level details.

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