I was wondering some stuff about the MotorCape that was produced by your company for the BeagleBoard.org set of target boards.
Here goes it.
Why use a barrel jack for the input of power for the Cape and BBB to communicate?
I am not against this idea. I already invested in a dc-dc converter. I am going to wire the barrel jack from dc-dc converter to the battery that supplies the voltage.
I mean, this is my concern. People will not invest in dc-dc converters or buck converters right away, right? I really do not know what other people may do but at times, I am lazy. sys_5v from a power bank is easy-peasey.
P.S. So, if you can find time, please try to understand that I do not want to change things. I would just like to know why it is that the BBB must have power, vdd_5v, via barrel jack instead of the lazy fed power supply of power banks via sys_5v (USB). That is all.