BeagleBone Black Development Board
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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: 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:
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Read the BeagleBone Black Getting Started guide

Reference the BeagleBone Black System Reference Manual

Visit the BeagleBone Black Support Community

What's Included

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

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BeagleBone Black Development Board


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ACTIVE PC   Linux, Android   v1.0   23 APR 2013  

Linux Processor SDK for AM335x


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ACTIVE   Linux   v06.03   19-Apr-2020  

Linux-RT Processor SDK for AM335x


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ACTIVE   Linux-RT   v06.03   20-Apr-2020  

RTOS Processor SDK for AM335x and AMIC110 devices


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ACTIVE   TI-RTOS   v06.03   20-Apr-2020  

TI Devices (10)

Part Number Name Product Family
AM3351  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 1Gb Ethernet, display  Sitara processors 
AM3352  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 1Gb Ethernet, display, CAN  Sitara processors 
AM3354  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 3D graphics, CAN  Sitara processors 
AM3356  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
AM3357  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
AM3358  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 3D graphics, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
AM3358-EP  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 3D, PRU-ICSS, HiRel, CAN  Sitara processors 
AM3359  Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, 3D, PRU-ICSS, CAN  Sitara processors 
WL1807MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band combo, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi module  Wireless connectivity 
WL1837MOD  WiLink™ 8 industrial dual band, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® & Bluetooth Smart module  Wireless connectivity 

Technical documentation
User guide (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 197 13 Nov 2014
White paper (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
Multiple Files   07 Aug 2018
PDF 4592 21 Dec 2017
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Reference Designs (1)

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

Hardware development (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
AM335x evaluation module  TMDXEVM3358  Evaluation board 
AM335x starter kit  TMDSSK3358  Evaluation board 

Software development (1)

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

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