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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.

Stats

Processor1GHz Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8
Memory (RAM)512MB DDR3
Memory (Persistant)2GB eMMC (pre-loaded with Angstrom Linux)
Graphics EngineSGX530 3D, 20M polygons/s
Video Outputs1x microHDMI
AudioThru microHDMI
Ethernet10/100 RJ-45
USB1x Host
I/O
  • 65 digital GPIO
  • 7 analog GPIO
  • 4 serial
  • 2 SPI
  • 2 I2C
  • 8 PWM
  • 4 timers
  • 4 leds
Size86.36x53.34x4.76mm
Weight39.68g
Supported OSCommon:
  • 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.


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