BeagleBoard.org develops low-cost, fan-less single-board computers based on low-power Texas Instruments processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A8 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.
BeagleBone Black is the newest member of the BeagleBoard family and is a lower-cost, high-expansion focused BeagleBone, featuring the Sitara AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8 32-Bit RISC microprocessor from Texas Instruments. It is similar to the BeagleBone but with some previous features removed to make way for the excellent new features. The Beagleboard.org platform has a proven track record of facilitating innovation from concept to market and the BeagleBone Black's enhanced feature set enables developers to turn ideas into prototypes more easily than ever. Whether operating standalone or in conjunction with another computer, this new BeagleBone will provide developers easy access to industry standard interfaces and a well-developed ecosystem of software and tools. The original BeagleBone's cape plug-in boards are also compatible with the BeagleBone Black, making easy integration with previous projects yet another advantage.
BeagleBone Capes are expansion boards by CircuitCo which can be stacked onto the BeagleBone Community Development Board, up to four at a time. BeagleBone Capes fall into several categories--communication capes, display and interface, sensor and control, and prototype and miscellaneous capes. The communications capes include the RF Cape, Wi-Fi Capes, CANBus Cape, RS232 Cape, and the RS485 Cape. Modules in the display and interface category are LCD Capes, DVI-D Capes, and the Camera Cape. The sensor and control category includes the Motor Capes, Ninja Cape, Weather Cape, and the Audio Cape. And the prototype and miscellaneous capes are the Breadboard Cape, Breakout Cape, BeBoPr Cape, and the Battery Cape.
BeagleBoard - BeagleBone Community Development Board delivers the bare bones with the greatest access to interface signals for sensors and controls, while eliminating the need for additional equipment with a single cable development environment. Intended to work standalone or in conjunction with existing BeagleBoard and BeagleBoard-xM, the BeagleBone Community Development Board is targeted at application developers enabling easy access to industry standard I/O's. BeagleBone features the TI AM3359 processor, a 700MHz or greater super-scalar ARM Cortex™-A8, 256-MB DDR2 RAM, and a USB 2.0 flexible device port with the ability to supply power. BeagleBone and BeagleBoard-xM are ideal for such applications as 3D printers and industrial robotics, web servers and Internet-enabled kiosks, in-vehicle entertainment, and home media centers.
BeagleBoard-xM delivers extra ARM® Cortex™-A8 MHz and extra memory with 512MB of low-power DDR RAM, enabling engineers, innovators, and hobbyists to take their imagination to another level. The BeagleBoard-xM features an open hardware design that improves upon the laptop-like performance and expandability of the original BeagleBoard while keeping at hand-held power levels. Direct connectivity is supported by the on-board four-port hub with 10/100 Ethernet while maintaining a tiny 3.25" x 3.25" footprint. The BeagleBoard-xM is intended as a community-supported platform that can be used as the basis for building more complete development systems and as a target for community software baselines.
The BeagleBoard low-cost, fan-less single board computer utilizes the Texas Instruments OMAP3530 application processor to deliver laptop-like performance and expansion without the bulk, expense, or noise of typical desktop machines. The OMAP3530 features an ARM Cortex-A8 MCU subsystem with highly accurate branch prediction and 256KB L2 cache running at up to 600MHz. The Beagle Board's high-speed USB 2.0 OTG port can be used to provide power to the board or deliver highly flexible expansion. The Beagle Board single board computer allows standard PC peripherals to be connected using the USB with a mini-A to standard-A cable adapter, DVI-D using an HDMI to DVI-D adapter, or through the MMC/SD/SDIO connector. The Beagle Board also includes state of the art POWERVR™ graphics hardware that renders 10 million polygons per second.