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BeagleBone Black

BeagleBone Black is the newest member of the BeagleBoard family and is a lower-cost, high-expansion focused BeagleBone, featuring the Sitara AM3358BZCZ100 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 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.


Features
  • Sitara AM3358BZCZ100 ARM Cortex-A8 32-Bit RISC microprocessor, up to 1GHz
  • On-board HDMI to connect directly to TVs and monitors
  • More and faster memory now with 512MB DDR3L 400MHz SDRAM, 4GB eMMC Memory
  • On-board storage frees up the microSD card slot for greater expansion
  • Support for existing Cape plug-in boards
  • TPS65217C PMIC regulator and one additional LDO
  • Debug support: Optional onboard 20-pin CTI JTAG
  • HS USB 2.0 Client and Host ports
  • Serial port: UART0 access via 6-pin 3.3V TTL header
  • 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet
  • Linux Debian Distribution flashed to the eMMC (no longer Angstrom)

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BeagleBone vs. BeagleBone Black Comparison

BeagleBone Black
BeagleBone
On-board HDMI Yes No
DRAM 512MB DDR3L 800MHZ 256MB DDR2
Flash 4GB eMMC onboard, uSD uSD
Processor AM3358BZCZ100, 1GHz
AM3358, 720MHZ
Onboard JTAG Optional Yes
Serial Interface Header Via USB
Expansion Header 92-pin header,
cape compatible
92-pin header,
cape compatible

Texas Instruments AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 MPUs

Texas Instruments AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 Microprocessors are highly integrated MPUs based on the Cortex-A8 processor that deliver high DMIPs at a low cost while also delivering optional 3D graphics acceleration and key peripherals. These TI Cortex-A8 MPUs include industrial interface options, such as EtherCAT and PROFIBUS, and can support the Linux® and Android™ high-level operating systems. The combination of graphics and connectivity support makes TI AM335x MPUs ideal for portable navigation systems, handheld gaming devices, education, and home/building automation solutions.

BeagleBone Capes

BeagleBone Capes are expansion boards that 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, 3D Printer Cape, and the Battery Cape.

Hammond 1593 Series Plastic Enclosures

Hammond 1593 Series Plastic Enclosures for Development Boards are based on the popular 1593 series and provide the quality protection expected from Hammond at a reasonable price. They are injection molded and precision-machined to house 7 of the most popular boards from Arduino, Beaglebone, and Freescale.

MikroElektronika BeagleBone Click Shield

MikroElektronika BeagleBone Click Shield is an extension for BeagleBone Black development platform. The MikroElektronika Click Shield has two mikroBUS™ sockets that allow users to connect more than 90 different types of click boards to BeagleBone Black. Click Shield also has an EEPROM chip for storing pin configuration data. BeagleBone Click Shield lets users add functionalities like GSM, GPS, WiFi, ZigBee®, Bluetooth®, or thunder detection, proximity sensing, color sensing, and more. The package includes two 2x12 headers and single 1x6 headers.

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