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BeagleBoard®

Meet the Beagles: Open Source Computing

Get your hands in technology's guts and control your development destiny with these credit-card sized, low-power, open-hardware computers.

The BeagleBone® boards are low-cost, fan-less single-board computers based on low-power Texas Instruments processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A core with all of the expandability of today's desktop machines, but without the bulk, expense, or noise. BeagleBoard.org® provides an open source development platform for the creation of high-performance embedded designs.

Experiment with Linux, Android and Ubuntu and jump-start your development in five minutes...

element14 is an authorised BeagleBoard® distributor

BeagleBone® AI-64 from Beagleboard.org®

BeagleBone® AI-64 brings a complete AI and Machine Learning System to developers with the convenience and expandability of the BeagleBone® platform and the peripherals on board to get started right away learning and building applications. Leveraging over a decade of success in open hardware single board Linux computers, the BeagleBone® AI-64 puts a massive amount of computing power in an easy to use platform to build everything from autonomous robots to building automation.

BeagleBone® Blue

The BeagleBone® Blue is a robotics controller built around the BeagleBone® open hardware computer. It is Linux enabled and is community supported and fully open source, offering flexible networking capabilities and peripheral interfaces to build mobile robots quickly and affordably.

PocketBeagle®

PocketBeagle® is an ultra-tiny-yet-complete open-source USB-key-fob computer. PocketBeagle® features an incredible low cost, slick design and simple usage, making PocketBeagle® the ideal development board for beginners and professionals alike.

BeagleBone® Black Wireless

The BeagleBone® Black Wireless replaces the 10/100 Ethernet port with onboard 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This is a popular open source BeagleBone® Black computer with built-in wireless networking capability. Leveraging a partnership with Octavo Systems. BeagleBone® Black Wireless is the easiest to use and modify credit-card sized IoT Linux computer available. The BeagleBoard® Compatible Octavo SiP has a Texas Instruments TPS65217C PMIC, Sitara AM335x MPU and TL5209 LDO.

BeagleBone® Industrial

The element14 BeagleBone® Black Industrial is a low cost, high-expansion focused BeagleBoard® using a low cost industrial temperature grade Sitara™ AM3358 ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor from Texas Instruments. BeagleBone® Industrial ships with the Debian Linux distribution preinstalled on the onboard FLASH, ready to start evaluation and development.

BeagleBone® Black

BeagleBone® Black is the most popular development board for developers and the avid hobbyist. It is a lower cost, high expansion focused BeagleBoard® using a low cost Sitara AM3358BZCZ100 Cortex A8 ARM processor from Texas Instruments. The board boots Linux in under 10sec and the user can get started on development in less than 5min with just a single USB cable.

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BeagleBone® Kits, Bundles & Accessories

Explore the widest range of BeagleBone® starter kits, bundles and accessories from power supplier, cables, uSD cards to industrial enclousures.

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BeagleBone® Comparison Chart

PocketBeagle®BeagleBone® BlackBeagleBone® Black IndustrialBeagleBone® Black WirelessBeagleBone® BlueBeagleBone® AI
ProcessorAM3358 AM3358 AM3358 AM3358 AM3358 AM5729
Arm Cortex-A8Arm Cortex-A8Arm Cortex-A8Arm Cortex-A8Arm Cortex-A82x Arm Cortex-A15
Maximum Processor Speed1GHz1GHz1GHz1GHz1GHz1.5GHz
Co-processors2x200-MHz PRUs, Arm Cortex-M3, SGX PowerVR2x200-MHz PRUs, Arm Cortex-M3, SGX PowerVR2x200-MHz PRUs, Arm Cortex-M3, SGX PowerVR2x200-MHz PRUs, Arm Cortex-M3, SGX PowerVR2x200-MHz PRUs, Arm Cortex-M3, SGX PowerVR2x C66x, 4x EVE, 4xPRU, 4xArm Cortex-M4, 2x SGX Power VR
Analog Pins2 (3.3V), 6 (1.8V)7 (1.8V)7 (1.8V)7 (1.8V)4 (1.8V)7 (4-wire touchscreen capable)
Digital Pins44 (3.3V)65 (3.3V)65 (3.3V)65 (3.3V)24 (3.3V)72 (including 7 analog pins which are digital capable)
Memory512MB DDR3 (800MHz x 16), microSD card slot512MB DDR3 (800MHz x 16), 4GB on-board storage using eMMC, microSD card slot512MB DDR3 (800MHz x 16), 4GB on-board storage using eMMC, microSD card slot512MB DDR3 (800MHz x 16), 4GB on-board storage using eMMC, microSD card slot512MB DDR3 (800MHz x 16), 4GB on-board storage using eMMC, microSD card slot1GB DDR3, 16GB on-board storage using eMMC, microSD card slot
USBUSB 2.0 480Mbps Host/Client Port, USB 2.0 on expansion headerUSB 2.0 480Mbps Host/Client Port, USB 2.0 Host PortUSB 2.0 480Mbps Host/Client Port, USB 2.0 Host PortUSB 2.0 480Mbps Host/Client Port, USB 2.0 Host PortUSB 2.0 480Mbps Host/Client Port, USB 2.0 Host PortUSB 2.0 480Mbps Host/Client Port, USB 2.0 Host Port
Networkadd-ons10/100 Ethernet10/100 EthernetWiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, BLEWiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, BLEDual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
VideoSPI displaysmicroHDMI, cape add-onsmicroHDMI, cape add-onsmicroHDMI, cape add-onsSPI displaysmicroHDMI, cape add-ons
Audioadd-onsmicroHDMI, cape add-onsmicroHDMI, cape add-onsadd-ons, Bluetoothadd-ons, Bluetoothadd-ons, Bluetooth
Supported Expansion Interfaces3x UART, 4x PWM, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 8x A/D converter, 2x CAN bus (w/o PHY), 2x quadrature encoder, USB 4x UART, 12x PWM/Timers, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 7x A/D converter, 2x CAN bus (w/o PHY), LCD, 3x quadrature encoder, SD/MMC, GPMC 4x UART, 12x PWM/Timers, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 7x A/D converter, 2x CAN bus (w/o PHY), LCD, 3x quadrature encoder, SD/MMC, GPMC 4x UART, 12x PWM/Timers, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, 7x A/D converter, 2x CAN bus (w/o PHY), LCD, 3x quadrature encoder, SD/MMC, GPMC 4x UART, 2-cell LiPo, 2x SPI, I2C, 4x A/D converter, CAN bus (w/ PHY), 8x 6V servo motor, 4x DC motor, 4x quadrature encoder 4x UART, 16-bit LCD interface, 2x I2C, 2x SPI, PWM, Timer, A/D, CAN, Encoder, GPMC etc.
On-board Sensors----10 degree of freedom IMU (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, thermometer), barometer/thermometer -
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