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BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, open source, community-supported development platform for ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor developers and hobbyists. 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.

BeagleBone Black ships with the Debian GNU/Linux™ in onboard FLASH to start evaluation and development. Many other Linux distributions and operating systems are also supported on BeagleBone Black including:

  • Ubuntu
  • Android
  • Fedora

BeagleBone Black's capabilities can be extended using plug-in boards called “capes” that can be plugged into BeagleBone Black's two 46-pin dual-row expansion headers. Capes are available for, 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 512 MB
Development environment Fully functional terminal interface directly in the browser and the ability to run Python, Ruby and INO Sketches directly in the Cloud9 IDE, in addition to JavaScript on Node.JS and in your web browser
Ethernet On-chip 10/100 Ethernet
JTAG Optional
Memory Memory: 4GB eMMC memory that’s pre-loaded with Debian GNU/Linux™distribution and that frees up your microSD card slot
More info Product Details
Power Options Via USB or 5V DC input
Price (USD) Per Unit $55.00 (Suggested Retail Price)
Processor 1GHz AM3359 Sitara ARM Cortex-A8
USB 1-port USB 2.0 Host
1-port USB 2.0 Client
Version Date 14 May 2014


Looking for assistance? Check out these resources:
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Read the BeagleBone Black Getting Started guide

Reference the BeagleBone Black System Reference Manual

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What's Included

  • 1 BeagleBone Black
  • 1 getting started insert
  • 1 micro USB cable

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Part Number Buy from Texas Instruments or Third Party Alert Me Status Host   OS   Current Version   Version Date  

BeagleBone Black Development Board


ACTIVE PC  Linux, Android  v1.0  23 APR 2013 

Linux Processor SDK for AM335x


ACTIVE   Linux  v04.02  23-Dec-2017 

Linux-RT Processor SDK for AM335x


ACTIVE   Linux-RT  v04.02  23-Dec-2017 

RTOS Processor SDK for AM335x and AMIC110 devices


ACTIVE   TI-RTOS  v04.02  23-Dec-2017 

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Modules apply.

Technical Documents
External articles (3)
Title Date Type
BeagleBone Black Product Details 23 Apr 2013
BeagleBone Black System Reference Manual (external link) 22 Apr 2013
BeagleBone Black Quick-Start Guide (external link) 22 Apr 2013
User guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 197 13 Nov 2014 1,217
White papers (2)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 4592 21 Dec 2017 3,809
PDF 4202 09 May 2013 1,352
More literature (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 5817 26 Jun 2014 1,212

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
Processor SDK for AM335x Sitara™ Processors - Linux and TI-RTOS support  PROCESSOR-SDK-AM335X  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (2)

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

Reference Designs (1)

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

TI Devices (11)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM3351  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, 1Gb Ethernet, Display  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3352  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, 1Gb Ethernet, Display  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3354  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, 3D Graphics  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3356  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3357  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3358  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, 3D Graphics, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
AM3359  Sitara Processor: ARM Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, 3D, PRU-ICSS  ARM Cortex-A8 
WL1801MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band Wi-Fi® module  SimpleLink Solutions 
WL1805MOD  WiLink™ 8 single band, 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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