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BeagleBone TrackingCape front
BeagleBone TrackingCape back

The Tracking Cape provides tracking capabilities to the Beagle Bone with GPS and GPRS/GSM modules. It also allows to make/answer calls, to send/receive SMS and to get GPS data. Its main components are the M95 and L20 Quectel modules.

The Tracking Cape works with both the original BeagleBone and the BeagleBone Black. This cape supports the Quad band GSM/GPRS (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz).

The cape does not include antennas.

BeagleBone TrackingCape videos


Electrical Specifications

Power 3.3V/70mA VDD_3V3EXP for GPS Module
External 3.3V to 12V/2000mA (Regulated by cape)
Indicators 1 red LED on board (GPS status)
2 orange LED on board (GSM/GPRS status)
Connectors Two 46-position connectors
1 SMA connector for a 1575.42MHz antenna
1 SMA connector for a 850/900/1800/1900MHz antenna
1 BLOCK connector for an external power supply
1 JACK connector for a handsfree

Mechanical Specifications

Size 2.15" x 3.40"
Layers 2
PCB Thickness .062"
RoHS Compliant Yes


BeagleBone TrackingCape Pin Usage
EEPROM Suport No
Board Name BeagleBone TrackingCape
Version A
Manufacturer Ciudad Oscura
Part Number N/A
Pins Used 12


Open Source No
System Reference Manual PDF
Examples Web site
Schematics Web site
PCB Files No
Gerber Files No
Bills of Materials No


Manufacturer's Link

For more information about this cape, please visit Ciudad Oscura

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