NEW PRODUCT – BeagleBone Black

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NEW PRODUCT – BeagleBone Black in stock and shipping! We have them here and these ship immediately while they are in stock. If you liked the BeagleBone, you will love the next gen BeagleBone Black! With a blistering 1GHz processor, 512MB onboard DDR3 RAM, built in 2GB storage with pre-installed Linux operating system (no microSD card required!), and best of all, the addition of a MicroHDMI connector for audio/video output. This is a ultra-powered embedded computer that can fit in a mint tin.

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Comes with a mini B cable for powering it up ASAP. No microSD card is included as the BBB now has onboard flash storage.

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We’ll be filling in with more information on supported accessories as we test them for compatibility. For now we suggest picking up a 5V 2A power supply and a micro-HDMI cable. If you want to use it ‘head-less’, a USB console cable is suggested as the ‘Black does not have an onboard USB-to-Serial converter like the original BeagleBone.

  • Processor: Sitara AM3359AZCZ100 1GHz, 2000 MIPS
  • Graphics Engine: SGX530 3D, 20M Polygons/S
  • SDRAM Memory: 512MB DDR3L 606MHZ
  • Onboard Flash: 2GB, 8bit Embedded MMC
  • PMIC: TPS65217C PMIC regulator and one additional LDO.
  • Debug Support: Optional Onboard 20-pin CTI JTAG, Serial Header
  • Power Source: miniUSB USB or DC Jack, 5VDC External Via Expansion Header
  • PCB 3.4” x 2.1” 6 layers
  • Indicators 1-Power, 2-Ethernet, 4-User Controllable LEDs
  • HiSpeed USB 2.0 Client Port: Access to USB0, Client mode via miniUSB
  • HiSpeed USB 2.0 Host Port Access to USB1, Type A Socket, 500mA LS/FS/HS
  • Serial Port UART0 access via 6 pin 3.3V TTL Header. Header is populated
  • Ethernet 10/100, RJ45
  • SD/MMC Connector microSD , 3.3V
  • User Input: Reset Button, Boot Button, Power Button
  • Video Out: 16b HDMI, 1280×1024 (MAX), 1024×768,1280×720,1440×900
    w/EDID Support
  • Audio Via HDMI Interface, Stereo
  • Expansion Connectors:
    • Power 5V, 3.3V , VDD_ADC(1.8V)
    • 3.3V I/O on all signals
    • McASP0, SPI1, I2C, GPIO(65), LCD, GPMC, MMC1, MMC2, 7
      AIN(1.8V MAX), 4 Timers, 3 Serial Ports, CAN0,
      EHRPWM(0,2),XDMA Interrupt, Power button, Expansion Board ID
      (Up to 4 can be stacked)
  • Weight 1.4 oz (39.68 grams)

In stock and shipping now!

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  1. Andrew Burgess

    They do look nice. I see they are already gone. How many were in the first batch?

  2. Got one!

  3. A mere 3.5 hours after the post and the site is showing that restock is expected in one or two weeks. Did they go that fast? Wow!

    I really like your products but I’d guess that about 20% of the time when I’ve wanted to place an order, at least one of the items I on my list was out of stock. This ‘lean’ inventory sends me elsewhere more often than I’d prefer from a first choice vendor.

  4. Did these all sell out in 5 hours? I got the email notification at 2:39 PM EST and when I click on the "In stock and shipping now" link above the product page says it’s out of stock and sign up to be notified when it is in stock.

  5. Wow, these sure sold out fast. I hope more arrive soon. I ordered one from Digikey before this page went up, so I wonder who will resume shipping first.

    It’s too bad the board doesn’t support full HD (1920×1080) since they bothered to put hdmi in it at all. That doesn’t seem too much to ask since it’s just 2-3x the resolution of a 1980’s PC with 1/10th of the cpu power if that. This is the one area where the board falls behind the raspberry pi.

    Actually I’m not sure what to think of the on-board EMMC. I like the RPI’s approach of having all the memory completely on the SD card, That allows assurance of removing all private data from the board, just by popping the card out. I could imagine doing that for international travel, for example.

    Does anyone know why none of these boards have real time clocks? I saw some claim that they are expensive, but I don’t understand, a cheap digital watch costs less than a dollar and that includes a display and everything. I wonder if it’s possible to program a PRU in this board to act as a clock using a tiny amount of battery power, while the rest of the board is turned off or at some very low-powered idle.

  6. @Paul

    The clocks themselves are not too expensive. Designing the hardware to include one, with its supported components, as well as having a battery backup all while making it fit on the board.

  7. (to the tune of “American Pie”):

    I’ve started singing bye, bye to my Raspberry Pi
    The Beagle has been regal but the Black ‘Bone is nigh
    The ‘duino’s not between-o so it’s hanging out there to dry, and singing
    This’ll be the day that I die
    Oh, this’ll be the day that I die

  8. From the System Reference Manual:

    “It has been equipped with a minimum set of features to allow the user to experience the
    power of the processor and is not intended as a full development platform as many of the
    features and interfaces supplied by the processor are not accessible from the BeagleBone
    Black via onboard support of some interfaces.”

    So, just imagine what the BeagleBone “Gold” could do!

  9. Woo hoo, I got shipping notice from Digikey, so Adafruit will presumably also be getting boards if they haven’t already gotten them. Tom Burke #7: I love the song.

  10. Tom Burke-

    There is a “BeagleBone Gold” it’s called the “Beagleboard Xm” – the “big brother” of BeagleBone – has SD card slot and everything. You can download a complete Angstrom Linux image from web site which already has lots of kewl DSP software and Ham Radio apps on it which you don’t have to be a ham to play with. Google “BeagleBrick” for more details.


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