BeagleBone Development Board
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The BeagleBone is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor developers. Boot Linux in under 10-seconds and get started on Sitara™ AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable. For TI-supported hardware platforms, consider the Sitara ARM AM335x Starter Kit or AM335x Evaluation Module.

The BeagleBone ships with the Ångström Linux distribution on a micro-SD card to start evaluation and development. Many other Linux distributions and operating systems are also supported on BeagleBone including:

BeagleBone's capabilities can be extended using plug-in boards - called capes - that can be plugged into the BeagleBone's two 46-pin dual-row expansion headers. Capes are available for DVI-D, VGA, LCD, motor control, prototyping, battery power and other functionality. More information.

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Example Applications Robotics, motor drivers, Twitter printer, data backup, SDR base station, USB data acquisition and more
Board size 3.4" x 2.1"
DDR memory 256 MB
Development environment Cloud9 IDE on Node.JS with Bonescript library
Ethernet On-chip 10/100 Ethernet
JTAG On-board USB-to-serial/JTAG
Memory microSD slot & 4-GB microSD card w/ Angstrom Linux Distribution
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Power Options Via USB or 5V DC input
Price (USD) Per Unit $89.00
Processor 720-MHz AM3358 Sitara ARM Cortex-A8
USB 1-port USB 2.0
Version Date 26 Oct 2011

Looking for assistance? Check out these resources:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Read the BeagleBone Quick-Start Guide

Reference the BeagleBone System Reference Manual

Visit the BeagleBone Support Community

What's Included

  • 1 box
  • 1 BeagleBone in ESD bag
  • 4-GB micro SD card with Angstrom Linux distribution
  • SD card adapter
  • Micro USB cable

TI Devices (11)

Part Number Name Product Family
SN74AUP2G08  Low-Power Dual 2-Input Positive-AND Gate  Gate 
SN74LVC2G00  Dual 2-Input Positive-NAND Gate  Gate 
SN74LVC2G07  Dual Buffer/Driver with Open-Drain Output  Buffer/driver 
TPD4S012  4-Channel USB ESD Solution with Power Clamp  Circuit protection 
TPS65217  Power Management IC (PMIC) w/ 3 DC/DCs, 4 LDOs, linear battery charger & white LED driver  Power management 
TPS737  Single Output LDO, 1A, Adj. (1.2 to 5.0V), Reverse Current Protection  Power management 
WL1801MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band Wi-Fi® module  SimpleLink Solutions 
WL1805MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi® module  SimpleLink Solutions 
WL1807MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band combo, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi module  SimpleLink Solutions 
WL1831MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Bluetooth Smart (Low energy) module  SimpleLink Solutions 
WL1835MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band combo 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® & Bluetooth Smart module  SimpleLink Solutions 

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More literature (1)
*This is not an TI official document.
Title Date Type (external link) 20 Dec 2012
User guides (5)
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Title Type Size (KB) Date
20 Dec 2012
20 Dec 2012
20 Dec 2012
Wiki* 01 Sep 2015
PDF 197 13 Nov 2014
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Reference Designs  ( 1 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
Internet Enabled 3D Printer Motion Controller Reference Design  TIDEP0007  TI Designs

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 2 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM335x Evaluation Module  TMDXEVM3358  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
AM335x Starter Kit  TMDSSK3358  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
Android Development Kit for Sitara Microprocessors  ANDROIDSDK-SITARA  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
Linux EZ Software Development Kit (EZSDK) for Sitara™ Processors  LINUXEZSDK-SITARA  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

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