Thursday, October 22, 2015

Expansion Shield X300 for Raspberry Pi B+ and 2

Expansion Shield X300 is a one of the most cost-effective shield which could apply to Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. It integrates a lot of very useful functions such as RTC real time clock; audio input and output; USB hub; Bluletooth, WIFI; SATA interface. With this shield, you can build Raspberry Pi projects more easily and save both time and cost.

  • Input Voltage: 6V to 18Vdc converted to 5V, 4A via step-down DC/DC converter to power the Raspberry Pi
  • SATA: Allows you to connect SATA devices to your Raspberry Pi
  • Audio:
    1> 3.5mm MIC in jack
    2> 3.5mm stereo audio jack
    3> SPDIF output
    4> Audio IO connector (Microphone input and stereo audio amplifier 3.3Wx2)
  • Wireless:
    1> WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with external antenna
    2> IR sensor (38KHz)
    3> Bluetooth serial communication
  • USB Storage: Self-powered USB hub with 3 ports
  • Real-time clock (RTC): Based on DS3231SN with included CR2032 battery
  • Misc:
    1> Power output socket
    2> Camera flex slot so camera can still be used with the expansion board attached
    3> DIP switch to remove connection from RPi’s pin header
    4> Directly connected on top of the Raspberry Pi using the board GPIO header pins
    5> No wiring nor soldering is required
    6> Duplicated the 40-pin header of the R-Pi in order to support existing expansion boards
    7> Suitable for Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Dimensions: 85 x 56mm (Same size as Raspberry Pi)