The JBC-10 is an expansion 'cape' for the BeagleBone Blackfeaturing the NXP JN5168 IEEE802.15.4 RF transceiver. The BeagleBone Black is a highly capable and low cost Linux platform featuring a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB RAM, 2GB Flash and on-board peripherals such as Ethernet and USB.

The JBC-10 connects via the BeagleBone Black's expansion connectors and provides a UART interface to the JN5168, which in turn supports NXP's JenNet, JenNet-IP and ZigBee PROprotocol stacks.

A 'device tree overlay' is available for integrating the JBC-10 into the Linux kernel, and in addition we have ported the JenNet-IP Border Router software (JN-AN-1110) to the BeagleBone Black - an image file and example 'Buildroot' installation is available for evaluation.

The JBC-10 also features two LED's and a push-button, for use by the JN5168 application. Antenna connection is provided by an on-board SMA connector; alternatively the connection can be made directly to the JN5168 module.

Please contact us to find out more, or to register your interest in the JBC-10 (please include some background information on your company and project).


LN Systems have a proven history of product development using NXP JN51xx modules in a wide range of applications ranging from consumer to industrial, and are a listed NXP Independent Design House with experience of ultra low-power hardware and software design. This is complemented by our range of JN51xx-based products, providing system developers with off-the-shelf components which can dramatically accelerate their time-to-market and reduce development costs.