BeagleBone Black Release

BeagleBoard.org has released its new development platform, BeagleBone Black. This platform is released with beefier specs at $45. This is definitely going on my wish list. Might be worth it to grab one of these and do an out of the box review. Below are the specifications if you’re interested.

  • Processor: Sitara AM3359AZCZ100 1GHz, 2000 MIPS
  • Graphics Engine: SGX530 3D, 20M Polygons/S
  • SDRAM Memory: 512MB DDR3L 606MHZ
  • Onboard Flash: 2GB, 8bit Embedded MMC
  • PMIC: TPS65217C PMIC regulator and one additional LDO.
  • Debug Support: Optional Onboard 20-pin CTI JTAG, Serial Header
  • Power Source: miniUSB USB or DC Jack, 5VDC External Via Expansion Header
  • PCB 3.4” x 2.1” 6 layers
  • Indicators 1-Power, 2-Ethernet, 4-User Controllable LEDs
  • HiSpeed USB 2.0 Client Port: Access to USB0, Client mode via miniUSB
  • HiSpeed USB 2.0 Host Port Access to USB1, Type A Socket, 500mA LS/FS/HS
  • Serial Port UART0 access via 6 pin 3.3V TTL Header. Header is populated
  • Ethernet 10/100, RJ45
  • SD/MMC Connector microSD , 3.3V
  • User Input: Reset Button, Boot Button, Power Button
  • Video Out: 16b HDMI, 1280×1024 (MAX), 1024×768,1280×720,1440×900
    w/EDID Support
  • Audio Via HDMI Interface, Stereo
  • Expansion Connectors:
    • Power 5V, 3.3V , VDD_ADC(1.8V)
    • 3.3V I/O on all signals
    • McASP0, SPI1, I2C, GPIO(65), LCD, GPMC, MMC1, MMC2, 7
      AIN(1.8V MAX), 4 Timers, 3 Serial Ports, CAN0,
      EHRPWM(0,2),XDMA Interrupt, Power button, Expansion Board ID
      (Up to 4 can be stacked)
  • Weight 1.4 oz (39.68 grams)

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