The BeagleBoard BeagleBone has just arrived in the Maker Shed in a limited quantity. It’s a low cost, high-expansion, hardware-hacker focused BeagleBoard for people that love embedded Linux systems. The ‘Bone is basically a bare bones BeagleBoard and can run alone as a full-featured Linux machine and development environment. It can also act as a peripheral or expansion for your current computer or regular BeagleBoard by connecting via USB or Ethernet. The BeagleBone is small even by BeagleBoard standards and with high-performance ARM capabilities, the BeagleBone brings full-featured Linux (Angstrom) to places it has never gone before.
- Board size: 3.4″ x 2.1″
- TI AM3358 ARM Cortex-A8-based microprocessor.
- Shipped with 2GB microSD card with the Angstrom Distribution with node.js and Cloud9 IDE
- Single cable development environment with built-in FTDI-based serial/JTAG and on-board hub to give the same cable simultaneous access to a USB device port on the target processor
- Industry standard 3.3V I/Os on the expansion headers with easy-to-use 0.1″ spacing
- On-chip Ethernet, not off of USB
- Easier to clone thanks to larger pitch on BGA devices (0.8mm vs. 0.4mm), no package-on-package memories, standard DDR2 vs. LPDDR, integrated USB PHYs and more.
- Future expansion cards will add additional functionality (like DVI and HDMI output)
- NOTE: Requires USB A to Mini B cable for programming.