The BeagleBone Black is the latest low cost single-board computer in the BeagleBoard family.

A BeagleBone Black Resource

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The BeagleBone Black is the latest low cost single-board computer in the BeagleBoard family.

The specs are as follows:

PRICE $45 MSRP
CPU 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8, VFPv3 Lite + NEON, 256 KB L2-Cache
GPU PowerVR SGX530
Memory 512 MB DDR3
USB 2.0 ports USB 2.0 type A host port. Dedicated single mini-USB 2.0 client port (no additional 2-port hub)
Video microHDMI
Audio microHDMI
Onboard storage 2 GB 8-bit embedded MMC on-board flash version, microSD card 3.3 V Supported
Onboard network 10/100 RJ45
Low-level peripherals 4x UART, 8x PWM, LCD, GPMC, MMC1, 2x SPI, 2x I²C, A/D Converter, 2xCAN Bus, 4 Timers
Power ratings 210-460 mA @5 V Depending On Activity and Processor Speed
Size 3.402 in × 2.098 in
Weight 39.68 g (1.400 oz)

 

 

Like Arduino Shields the BeagleBone Black hardware can be expanded with Capes:

 

Not all Beagleboard Capes are fully compatible with the BeagleBone Black. A complete list of capes and compatibilty can be found here.

Compatible Software:

If you are having trouble deciding between the BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi  Michael Leonard has a great breakdown here.

 

 

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