BeagleBone Black

The BeagleBone black is a credit-card sized embedded computer, competitive in pricing, size, and features to the RaspberryPi.

It supports a number of plug-on PCBs, called “capes”, which add additional functionality.


Processor 1GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8
Memory (RAM) 512MB DDR3
Memory (Persistant) 2GB eMMC (pre-loaded with Angstrom Linux)
Graphics Engine SGX530 3D, 20M polygons/s
Video Outputs 1x microHDMI
Audio Thru microHDMI
Ethernet 10/100 RJ-45
USB 1x Host
  • 65 digital GPIO
  • 7 analog GPIO
  • 4 serial
  • 2 SPI
  • 2 I2C
  • 8 PWM
  • 4 timers
  • 4 leds
Size 86.36×53.34×4.76mm
Weight 39.68g
Supported OS Common:

  • Angstrom
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Fedora

Not as common:

  • Nitendo
  • Gentoo
  • ArchLinux
  • Sabayon
  • LinuxCNC
  • Minux

Supported Capes

There are LCD capes designed specifically for the BeagleBone Black, some of which also have a resistive touch screen.


Posted: October 1st, 2013 at 10:18 am
Last Updated on: October 1st, 2013 at 2:07 pm