I have only just found this device, and it's just the sort of thing I am
looking for. I haven't got one yet, but I have a few questions about
it's suitability in a vehicle.
Has anyone looked at powering the board from a 12v (or 24v) vehicle supply?
I'm wondering if this would be suitable?
Works up to 32volts.
Also, I want to control the PSU from a PIC (or equivalent) , so that the
BeagleBoard is powered up with the ignition, but only powered down when
Beagle is ready to shut down. Other benefits could be a watchdog timer,
and also a wakeup timer controlled by software running on Beagle (e.g
switch me off, but wake me up in 1 hour). I was thinking about
utilising the UART2 for controlling the PIC, though the expansion socket.
Could I feed 5V into the expansion socket, or do I have to go though the
normal power inputs?
Anyone else interested in this idea? Could be handy not just for
vehicles, but other applications.