BeagleBone Black is a 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.
Open Sourced BeagleBone Black
The Beaglebone Black is the size of a credit-card and is a development platform with good support from a large community of developpers and hobbyists. The Beaglebone Black provides you with an onboard micro HDMI port, 512MB of DDR3L DRAM, 4GB onboard flash memory, a 1GHz AM3358 processor and an optional JTAG connector which you may never need. The Beaglebone Black is perfect for demanding computing applications in a small form factor for embedded applications.
BeagleBone Black I/Os
With two 46 pin I/O headers and processing power for real-time analysis provided by the TI Sitara™ AM3358 ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor, the Beaglebone Black can interface to a wide variety of devices while being complemented with cape plug-in boards which augment the Black’s functionality. Not all I/Os are available since some are used to memory access or LCD control.
At over 3 million Dhrystone operations per second and vector floating point arithmetic operations, the Beaglebone Black is capable of not just interfacing to all of your robotics motor drivers, location or pressure sensors and 2D or 3D cameras, but also running open source immaging software such as OpenCV, OpenNI to collection video and use analysis software to recognize the objects around your robot and the gestures you might make to control it. Through onboard micro HDMI or VGA and LCD expansion boards, it is capable of displaying multiple video formats utilizing a completely open source software stack and synchronizing playback over Ethernet or USB with other BeagleBoards to create massive video walls. If what you are into is building 3D printers, then Beaglebone Black has the extensive PWM capabilities, the on-chip Ethernet and the 3D rendering and manipulation capabilities all help you eliminate both your underpowered microcontroller-based controller board as well as that PC from your basement.
Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
- 512MB DDR3 RAM
- 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
- 3D graphics accelerator
- NEON floating-point accelerator
- 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
- USB client for power & communications
- USB host
- 2x 46 pin headers
- Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
- plus much more