What is BeagleBone?
BeagleBone is a series of low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.
The BeagleBoneBlack ™ has been a popular development platform for Students, Hobbyists, and Developers for many years. It has sold millions of units.
As its popularity grew, it became a favourite Linux Single Board Computer for industrial developers.
The TI (Texas Instruments) ”Sitara™ system-on-chip at the heart of Beagle contains an Imagination SGX530 GPU. Until now, this has been just a block on the system diagram and was a “black box” to most Beagle users.
|CPU||Cortex-A8 + Dual PRU (200MHz)|
|Video||Micro-HDMI, cape add-ons|
|RAM||512 MiB DDR3|
|Flash||8GB e.MMC Optional SLC NAND configuration|
|Storage||8-bit eMMC (Rev B: 2 GB Ångström pre-installed, Rev C: 4 GB Debian pre-installed ), microSD card 3.3 V Supported (No Card Supplied)|
|Battery Charger||Mini USB or 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm 5 V jack|
|Low-level peripherals||4xUART, 8× PWM, LCD, GPMC, MMC1, 2× SPI, 2× I²C, A/D Converter, 2× CAN bus, 4 Timers|
|USB||1 x Standard A host port (direct). 1x mini B device port (direct)|
|Ethernet||Fast Ethernet (MII based)|
|Audio||Micro-HDMI, cape add-ons|
|Size||86.40 mm × 53.3 mm (3.402 in × 2.098 in)|
|Weight||39.68 g (1.400 oz)|
Check out our Fun with Beagle video series on the Imagination University Programme website to help you get started with the BeagleBone Black.