Skywire® BeagleBone Black Cape

Skywire’s Development Kits give you options.

The Skywire® BeagleBone Black Cape is a cape that allows easy access to the Internet of Things (IoT) via cellular connection. BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform that allows quick, easy application development. It accepts plug-in boards called “capes” that allow a wide variety of expanded capabilities. The Skywire® BeagleBone Black Cape supports any of NimbeLink’s end-device certified Skywire® plug-in cellular modems with optional bundled, no-contract cellular plans and in addition to cellular connectivity offers:

Developers can connect to the modem in any of three different ways:

Built-in CAN for equipment and vehicle data connections

Socket for XBee® Standard modules supporting wireless communications

 Support for NimbeLink’s EVDO Skywire® modem with GPS and LTE

 Two additional USB ports for added flexibility

 Fast, easy prototyping made possible by the Skywire® BeagleBone Black Cape.

Don’t need CAN, extra USB ports, nor 2nd XBee Socket?  The lower cost BeagleBone cape light may suite your needs.

 Featured Video

Skywire® Embedded Modem Roadmap

skywire roadmap

Skywire® Cellular Modems

Created by award-winning developers, Skywire® plug-in cellular modems are the fastest way to provide cellular connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) products and speed them to market. Within months of its introduction Skywire® was recognized for innovation and named a finalist for the ECN Impact Awards, Boards, Modules and Embedded Systems category.

Skywire® is the smallest end-device certified cellular modem on the market, making it quicker and easier to deploy than chip-down chipset solutions, external modems, or solder-in modules. It uses an XBee® Standard form factor* and its pre-certification eliminates months of delay and tens of thousands of dollars of cost for required certification.

It is easy to deploy, requiring just voltage and a UART connection and is more flexible than other plug-in modules, supporting a wider range of voltages and antenna connections.

Part Ordering Information

Part Number

Distributor Links



Skywire® Beaglebone Black Cape

smart. simple. cellular.

events & shows

  1. FTW Roadshow: Sensors Midwest Expo

    October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. ITA Internet of Things Summit

    October 18 - October 19
  3. FTW Roadshow: Utepils Brewery, Minneapolis, MN

    October 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

on facebook