The Beagle board is a low-cost single board computer that packs tremendous power in a small (3″ x 3.1″) cost-effective (sub-$200.00 us) package. Designed by a small team at TI, the Beagle Board is the perfect environment to learn about real-time embedded systems and programming.
The board has excellent I/O support (detailed below) with Ethernet as a notable exception. A version with Ethernet is expected to in March 2010. If you need support today, you can use a USB to WiFi adapter, a USB to Ethernet adapter or this product from Tincan. The board uses Micron PoP Memory for reduced cost, size and power dissipation as well as improved production yields.
This board is mainly for prototype and development and not really meant for OEM integration into a product. You may want to look at the boards from GUMSTIX as a production-ready alternative.
The sub $200.00 US price, means that the board is accessible to most, but it’s the great software support that really makes it shine:
OS Support for the Beagle Board includes:
- Embedded LINUX
- Free and Commercial RTOS
- JTAG Debgging is supported
- JTAG/Boundary-SCAN Test is supported
- Design Files are provided
- Schematics are provided
- Source code for Embedded LINUX is provided
- RHos Compliant
- ARM Cortex A8 and TI TMS32c64 DSP comprise the OMAP device
- 2Gb RAM (DDR)
- 2Gb NAND FLASH (Micron)
- USB 2.0
- SPI, I2C, I2S support
- Monitor Interface: DVI-D
- Mike and Speaker Audio connectors
- FLASH Card SD-MMC+
- USB support for mouse and keyboard and more…
- Ethernet and TCP/IP available in March 2010
For additional information please visit: http://beagleboard.org/
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