Industry Standard?

Do any of the Beagle Boards, or any other single-board computer for that matter, come in any kind of industry standard form factor? Management keeps asking “What if beagle board goes bankrupt”, and it would make my life easier if I could answer “We can always switch to brand X since it has the same form factor and connectors” …

Thanks,
Chris

Do any of the Beagle Boards, or any other single-board computer for that
matter, come in any kind of industry standard form factor?

Yes, the bone and bbb standard's...

Management keeps
asking "What if beagle board goes bankrupt", and it would make my life
easier if I could answer "We can always switch to brand X since it has the
same form factor and connectors" ...

Well all the production files are located here:

https://github.com/CircuitCo

There's also a couple 3rd parties manufacturing clones boards: (Embest)

Regards,

Beagle board has no money so no chance we can go bankrupt. We are what is called a non-profit.

Everything is open source so you can always build it yourself. People do it all the time.

Gerald

Do any of the Beagle Boards, or any other single-board computer for that
matter, come in any kind of industry standard form factor? Management
keeps asking "What if beagle board goes bankrupt", and it would make my
life easier if I could answer "We can always switch to brand X since it has
the same form factor and connectors" ...

The only ones I've seen, in my somewhat limited experience, are boards
designed to plug into a PC bus, such as the XT or AT slot SBC's. If
you wish a guaranteed complete and forever guarantee of compatibility,
then I think you're looking at either eventually designing your own
board to a specific form factor, or designing your own board
completely.

Perhaps you might consider one of the popular "standards", use an
existing board while working on your own, and at least be able to use
an existing population of capes/shields/daughterboards, etc.

Harvey

Chris Shearer Cooper wrote:

Do any of the Beagle Boards, or any other single-board computer for that
matter, come in any kind of industry standard form factor?

The Linaro consortium is in the process of putting together a number of
standards of like this. See:

    https://www.96boards.org/about/

HTH,
Erik