BeagleBone Black

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.

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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. 

Technical Specifications

SoC AM3358/9
CPU Cortex-A8 + Dual PRU (200MHz)
GPU PowerVR SGX530
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)
Suggest Distributor Digi-Key
Est. Price $65

Check out our Fun with Beagle video series on the Imagination University Programme website to help you get started with the BeagleBone Black.

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