The Beagle Board is an incredibly powerful single-board computer
developed by Texas Instruments, featuring their OMAP3530 system on a
chip. The board is supported by a large community and is designed with
open-source development in mind.
The Beagle Board measures about
3x3" and has all the functionality of a basic computer. With its
numerous expansion options, the Beagle Board can be used as the backbone
for a large variety of projects. The OMAP3530 includes an HD-video
capable TMS320C64x+ DSP for accelerated video and audio decoding, and an
OpenGL ES 2.0 capable 2D/3D GPU. Video outputs can be provided by the
on-board S-video or DVI-D (HDMI connector) outputs.
also includes an MMC+/SD/SDIO interface, USB 2.0, 3.5mm stereo audio
in/out connectors, and RS-232 and JTAG connectors.
The board can
consume up to 2W of power, which can be provided via USB or an external
5V source, via the on-board barrel jack. Because of the efficient power
consumption, the board requires no additional cooling.
- 720MHz superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 processor
- Over 1,200 Dhrystone MIPS
- Up to 10 million polygons per second graphics output
- HD-video capable C64x+ DSP core
- 256MB LPDDR RAM
- 256MB NAND Flash
- I2C, I2S, SPI, MMC/SD capabilities
- DVI-D and S-video video output
- SD/MMC+ socket
- 3.5mm stereo in/out
- USB 2.0 HS OTG
- RS-232 serial