NEW PRODUCT – Beagle Bone v1.0. New from the fine people who have brought us the Beagle Board, we now have a smaller, lighter, but powerful single board linux computer, Beagle Bone! We like this move to a more compact and integrated SBC. For example, there is onboard Ethernet and USB host, as well as a USB client interface (a FTDI chip for shell access). It even comes preloaded with Angstrom Linux on the 2GB microSD card, all you need is a 5V adapter and a mini-B cable and you’re ready to rock!
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At over 1.5 billion Dhrystone operations per second and vector floating point arithmetic operations, the BeagleBone is capable of not just interfacing to all of your robotics motor drivers, location or pressure sensors and 2D or 3D cameras, but also running OpenCV, OpenNI and other image collection and analysis software to recognize the objects around your robot and the gestures you might make to control it. Through HDMI, VGA or LCD expansion boards, it is capable of decoding and displaying mutliple video formats utilizing a completely open source software stack and synchronizing playback over Ethernet or USB with other BeagleBoards to create massive video walls. If what you are into is building 3D printers, then the BeagleBone has the extensive PWM capabilities, the on-chip Ethernet and the 3D rendering and manipulation capabilities all help you eliminate both your underpowered microcontroller-based controller board as well as that PC from your basement.
Board size: 3.4″ x 2.1″
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
256MB of DDR2
700-MHz super-scalar ARM Cortex™-A8
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.
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Between the 0.8mm BGA pitch and no PoP, is it expected that this will have less availability problems than its BeagleBoard brother?
The BeagleBoard is a classic example of unobtainium. In time since I first became aware of the project, today is the FIRST time I’ve ever seen any boards (original or -xM) in stock at any distributor.
We (BeagleBoard.org) shipped over 50,000 of them. Several people complained about them not being available, but the truth was that distributors with large orders kept getting boards every week and the backlog stayed at just a couple weeks. The problem was that people wouldn’t order if they weren’t in stock. The hope is to better enable smaller distributors with early orders this time as well and we will be able to produce more every week because of the simpler assembly process. Also, you should find stock at most of the listed distributor now.
I ordered Beagleboards several times. Never had a problem.
How much current does this board draw (typical, max)?
Dear All Could I run Android 3.0 With this New BegalBone ?