BeagleBoard.org general Terms & Conditions¶
These design materials referred to in this document are NOT SUPPORTED and DO NOT constitute a reference design. Only “community” support is allowed via resources at BeagleBoard.org forum.
THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE DESIGN MATERIALS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE DESIGN MATERIALS “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DESIGN MATERIALS IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE DESIGN MATERIALS PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIRING, OR CORRECTION.
This board was designed as an evaluation and development tool. It was not designed with any other application in mind. As such, the design materials that are provided which include schematic, BOM, and PCB files, may or may not be suitable for any other purposes. If used, the design material becomes your responsibility as to whether or not it meets your specific needs or your specific applications and may require changes to meet your requirements.
See the LICENSE file regarding the copyright of these materials. This LICENSE does not apply to BeagleBoard.org Foundation trademarks.
BeagleBoard.org Foundation and logo-licensed manufacturers provide the board under the following conditions:
The user assumes all responsibility and liability for proper and safe handling of the goods. Further, the user indemnifies the Supplier from all claims arising from the handling or use of the goods.
Should the board not meet the specifications indicated in the System Reference Manual, the board may be returned within 90 days from the date of delivery to the distributor of purchase for a full refund. THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY MADE BY SELLER TO BUYER AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT OF THE INDEMNITY SET FORTH ABOVE, NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Please read the System Reference Manual and, specifically, the Warnings and Restrictions notice in the Systems Reference Manual prior to handling the product. This notice contains important safety information about temperatures and voltages.
No license is granted under any patent right or other intellectual property right of Supplier covering or relating to any machine, process, or combination in which such Supplier products or services might be or are used. The Supplier currently deals with a variety of customers for products, and therefore our arrangement with the user is not exclusive. The Supplier assumes no liability for applications assistance, customer product design, software performance, or infringement of patents or services described herein.
UNITED STATES FCC AND CANADA IC REGULATORY COMPLIANCE INFORMATION¶
The board is annotated to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This Class A or B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
BOARD WARNINGS, RESTRICTIONS AND DISCLAIMERS¶
For Feasibility Evaluation Only, in Laboratory/Development Environments. The board is not a complete product. It is intended solely for use for preliminary feasibility evaluation in laboratory/development environments by technically qualified electronics experts who are familiar with the dangers and application risks associated with handling electrical mechanical components, systems and subsystems. It should not be used as all or part of a finished end product.
Your Sole Responsibility and Risk. You acknowledge, represent, and agree that:
You have unique knowledge concerning Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements (including but not limited to Food and Drug Administration regulations, if applicable) which relate to your products and which relate to your use (and/or that of your employees, affiliates, contractors or designees) of the board for evaluation, testing and other purposes.
You have full and exclusive responsibility to assure the safety and compliance of your products with all such laws and other applicable regulatory requirements, and also to assure the safety of any activities to be conducted by you and/or your employees, affiliates, contractors or designees, using the board. Further, you are responsible to assure that any interfaces (electronic and/or mechanical) between the board and any human body are designed with suitable isolation and means to safely limit accessible leakage currents to minimize the risk of electrical shock hazard.
Since the board is not a completed product, it may not meet all applicable regulatory and safety compliance standards which may normally be associated with similar items. You assume full responsibility to determine and/or assure compliance with any such standards and related certifications as may be applicable. You will employ reasonable safeguards to ensure that your use of the board will not result in any property damage, injury, or death, even if the board should fail to perform as described or expected.
Certain Instructions. It is important to operate the board within Supplier’s recommended specifications and environmental considerations per the user guidelines. Exceeding the specified the board ratings (including but not limited to input and output voltage, current, power, and environmental ranges) may cause property damage, personal injury, or death. If there are questions concerning these ratings please contact the Supplier representative before connecting interface electronics including input power and intended loads. Any loads applied outside of the specified output range may result in unintended and/or inaccurate operation and/or possible permanent damage to the board and/or interface electronics. Please consult the System Reference Manual before connecting any load to the board output. If there is uncertainty as to the load specification, please contact the Supplier representative. During normal operation, some circuit components may have case temperatures greater than 60 C as long as the input and output are maintained at a normal ambient operating temperature. These components include but are not limited to linear regulators, switching transistors, pass transistors, and current sense _resistors which can be identified using the board schematic located at the link in the board System Reference Manual. When placing measurement probes near these devices during normal operation, please be aware that these devices may be very warm to the touch. As with all electronic evaluation tools, only qualified personnel knowledgeable in electronic measurement and diagnostics normally found in development environments should use the board.
Agreement to Defend, Indemnify and Hold Harmless. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Suppliers, their licensors and their representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs and liabilities (collectively, “Claims”) arising out of or in connection with any use of the board that is not in accordance with the terms of the agreement. This obligation shall apply whether Claims arise under the law of tort or contract or any other legal theory, and even if the board _fails to perform as described or expected.
Safety-Critical or Life-Critical Applications. If you intend to evaluate the components for possible use in safety critical applications (such as life support) where a failure of the Supplier’s product would reasonably be expected to cause severe personal injury or death, such as devices which are classified as FDA Class III or similar classification, then you must specifically notify Suppliers of such intent and enter into a separate Assurance and Indemnity Agreement.
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WARRANTY: The board assembly as purchased is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days from purchase. This warranty does not cover any problems occurring as a result of improper use, modifications, exposure to water, excessive voltages, abuse, or accidents. All boards will be returned via standard mail if an issue is found. If no issue is found or express return is needed, the customer will pay all shipping costs.
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All support for this board is provided via community support at BeagleBoard.org forum
To return a defective board for repair, please request an RMA at beagleboard.org/support/rma
Please DO NOT return the board without approval from the RMA team first.