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Explore the high-performance, low-power world with the tiny, affordable, open-source Beagles. Putting Android, Ubuntu and other Linux flavors at your fingertips, the Beagle family revs as high as 1GHz with flexible peripheral interfaces and a proven ecosystem of feature-rich "Cape" plug-in boards.

BeagleBone Black

Meet the newest addition to the open hardware Beagle family.

Get the powerhouse 1GHz AM335x ARM® Cortex-A8 processor, expanded peripherals, low power consumption and open source software compatibility.

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What can these boards do?

  • The Beagles are tiny open-hardware (you could make one yourself), open-software computers that plug into whatever you have around the house.
  • Beagles mean big functionality in small packages because these little PCs can be used for all kinds of applications you've been tinkering with... and can handle many of the same tasks as your desktop PC.
  • The Beagle family is happiest when helping students to learn programming, hobbyists to push the bounderies of DIY and developers move to production quickly without excess noise, expense or bulk.


This third-gen Beagle is powered by a 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and includes power management, microSD card with Angstrom, built-in FTDI-based serial / JTAG and on-chip Ethernet.

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BeagleBoard-xM delivers extra MIPS with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and memory with 512MB of low-power DDR RAM... plus a suite of peripherals.

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The original Beagle runs on a 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and has extensions for increased acceleration, graphics hardware and high-res video.

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Product Comparison Table

BeagleBone Black BeagleBone BeagleBoard-xM BeagleBoard
Processor AM3358
ARM Cortex-A8
ARM Cortex-A8
ARM Cortex-A8
ARM Cortex-A8
Maximum Processor Speed 1GHz 720MHz 1GHz 720MHz
Analog Pins 7 7 0 0
Digital Pins 65 (3.3V) 65 (3.3V) 53 (1.8V) 24 (1.8V)
Memory 512MB DDR3 (800MHz x 16), 2GB (4GB on Rev C) on-board storage using eMMC, microSD card slot 256MB DDR2 (400MHz x 16), microSD card slot 512MB LPDDR (333MHz x 32), microSD card slot 256MB LPDDR (333MHz x 32), SD card slot
USB HS USB 2.0 Client Port, LS/FS/HS USB 2.0 Host Port HS USB 2.0 Client Port, LS/FS/HS USB 2.0 Host Port 4 Port LS/FS/HS USB Hub, HS USB 2.0 OTG Port USB HS Host Port, HS USB 2.0 OTG Port
Video microHDMI, cape add-ons cape add-ons DVI-D (via HDMI connectors), S-Video DVI-D (via HDMI connectors), S-Video
Audio microHDMI, cape add-ons cape add-ons 3.5mm stereo jack 3.5mm stereo jack
Supported Interfaces 4x UART, 8x PWM, LCD, GPMC, MMC1, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, A/D Converter, 2xCAN Bus, 4 Timers 4x UART, 8x PWM, LCD, GPMC, MMC1, 2x SPI, 2x I2C, A/D Converter, 2xCAN Bus, 4 Timers,
FTDI USB to Serial, JTAG via USB
Price $45 $89 $149 $125

Cool Projects

OpenROV Underwater Robot
Learn how to create an open source telerobotic submarine for use in exploring underwater environments

Ninja Blocks
Explore the internet of things by using these tiny, cloud-enabled computers to control and build apps that talk to connected devices

BeagleStache: OpenCV face detection
Build on an OpenCV face detection sample to add a black mustache on the faces detected and upload the image to social media

3D vision for Beagle
Deploy gesture recognition and full body tracking quickly and efficiently with the Omek Interactive Beckon™ Development Suite, a full-featured set of middleware and tools

Replicape 3D Printer Cape
Convert your BeagleBone or BeagleBone Black into a 3D printer by creating this cape add-on board

Autonomous Solar Car
Use Beagle to make the world greener today and for generations to come by creating a solar-energy-powered autonomous car

Haptic Belt for the Blind
Help those without sight move around obstacles using Beagle + Kinect, vibrating motors and audio alerts for relaying more complex signals

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Featured Capes & Accessories

Explore the world of feature-rich capes and other accessories for super-charged functionality. Plug in and go! Visit the cape store to see all options.

BeagleBone Breadboard


BeagleBone Breakout Cape


BeagleBone DVI-D Cape


BeagleBone LCD7 Cape


Last updated by on Mon Sep 26 2016 01:30:58 GMT-0000 (UTC).