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Beaglebone development board

In this article we describe briefly the Beaglebone Black development board. What said is applicable also to its derivatives (Green, Enhanced) for most of the information

Beaglebone Black Board

From the above link  there is a comparison chart between the various models.

The card is the result of an Open Source project with all its elements distributed on site

Beaglebone Black Design Files

Below are the main features of the BeagleBone Black Rev. C (other versions differ with respect to Black).

CPUTexas Instruments Sitara AM3358BZCZ100, 1GHz, 2000 MIPS
Graphics EngineSGX530 3D, 20M Polygons/s
Memory512 MB DDR3L 800Mhz
On Board Flash4Gb, 8bit Embedded MMC
Analog Pins7
Digital Pins65 (3.3V)
PMIC (Power management integrated circuits)TPS65217C PMIC and one additional LDO (Low Dropout Regulator)
Debug20 pin JTAG CT Iopional, Serial Header
PowerMini USB,DC Jack, 5V DC via Expansion Header
Indicators1 Power, 2 Ethernet, 4 Led User controllable
USB client PortAccess to USB0, client mode via mini USB
USB Host PortAccess to USB1, socket type A, 500 mA LS/FS/HS
Serial PortAccess UART0 via Header 6 pin 3.3 V TTL
Ethernet10/100 RJ45
SD/MMC ConnectormicroSD 3.3 V
User InputReset Button, Boot Button, Power Button
Video Output16b HDMI, 1280x1024 (MAX)
AudioVia HDMI, Stereo
Supported Interfaces4x UART, 8x PWM, LCD, GPMC, MMC1, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, A/D Converter, 2xCAN Bus, 4 Timers,2 PRUs
Weight39.68 grams

From the link

Beaglebone Black Wiki

there is a complete description of all the features and sofware compatibility. The System Reference Document, available as a link in the site mentioned above, can be downloaded from the link

System Reference Beablebone Black

The card being Opensource and with many outputs and built-in controls lends itself very well to prototyping of IOT systems, Automation, Home Automation. The hardware functionality expansion can be executed by the usage of expansion cards called Capes

Beaglebone capes

The main linux distribution for the BeagleBone Black card is Debian. On the Debian distribution for BeagleBone it is also available  Cloud9

Cloud 9 Interface

that allows you to interact easily with the hardware on the BeagleBone Black. In subsequent articles we describe the installation, creation of the image and various uses of the card.

Here is the link to the software and hardware features of the card; in particular the page shows the input/outpuy pin of the BeagleBone Black

Beaglebone Black software and hardware

The card can be purchased by following the links listed on the website

Beaglebone Black Purchase

from online retailers or electronics stores.