You can use the Beaglebone Black as nothing more than a small, standalone Linux computer, but the hardware is designed for use as an embedded system-a computer installed inside of a larger electronics project.
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.
If you liked the BeagleBone Black Rev B, you will love the Rev C! The Rev C still has a blistering 1GHz processor and 512MB onboard DDR3 RAM and like the old one, it has an AM3359 microprocessor, two 46-pin headers, micro HDMI for audio/video output, USB ports, 10/100 Ethernet and other I/O features. The Rev C is an ultra-powered embedded computer that can fit in a mint tin.
This model includes 4GB of eMMC built-in storage instead of the Rev B’s 2GB. With the doubled storage and faster eMMC, the developers were able to make the Rev C’s most significant change: shipping the BeagleBone Black with Debian Linux pre-loaded on the board’s flash instead of Angstrom Linux. Debian Linux is a more user-friendly operating system than Angstrom and the switch to Debian is partly the result of consumer demand (especially from Adafruit users, thanks!)
Of course, the BeagleBone Black Rev C is an open board so if you want to load it back up with Angstrom or other Linux-based distributions like Ubuntu or Android, you can.
The rev C comes with a mini-B cable for powering it up ASAP. No microSD card is included as the BBB has onboard flash storage – and no SD card loading is required to get started.
The original BeagleBone’s cape plug-in boards are also compatible with the BeagleBone Black, making easy integration with previous projects yet another advantage.
USB client for power & communications
2x 46 pin headers
|Graphics||SGX530 3D,20M Polygons/S|
|SDRAM Memory||512MB DDR3L 800MHZ|
|Onboard Flash||4GB,8bit Embedded MMC|
|PMIC||TP65217C PMIC regulator and one additional LDO|
|Debug Support||Optional Onboard 20-pin CTI JTAG,Serial Header|
|Power Source||miniUSB USB or DC JACK||5VDC External Via Expansion header|
|PCB||3.4" X 2.1"||6 layers|
|Indicators||1-Power,2-Ethernet,4-User Controllable LEDs|
|HS USB 2.0 Client Port||Access to USB0, Client mode va miniUSB|
|HS USB 2.0 Host Port||Access to USB1, Type A Socket,500mA LS/FS/HS|
|Serial Port||UART0 access via 6pin 3.3V TTL Header. Header is populate|
|SD/MMC Connector||microSD. 3.3V|
|User Input||Reset Button,Boot Button,Power Button|
|Video Out||16b HDMI, 1280X1024(MAX)|
1024X768, 1280X720, 1440X900, [email protected]
|Audio||Via HDMI Interface,Stereo|
|Expansion Connectors||Power 5V,3.3V. VDD_ADC(1.8V)|
3.3V I/O on all signals
McASP0, SPI1, I2C GPIO(69 max), LCD, GPMC,MMC1, MMC2,1AIN(1.8V MAX), 4 Timers, 4Serial Ports, CAN0,EHRPWM(0.2), XDMA Interrupt, Power button, Expansion Board ID(Up to 4 can be stacked)
|Weight||1.4 oz (39.68 grams)|
|Power||Refer to Section 6.17|