BeagleBoard

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Texas Instruments BeagleBoard, revision C

The BeagleBoard is a single-board computer manufactured by Texas Instruments, introduced in 2008. It was designed for hobbyists and as an educational tool for the development of open source software. It uses an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU that runs at speeds up to 1 GHz, and can be configured with between 128 MB and 512 MB of RAM. It measures 7.5 mm on each side, and has all the functionality of a basic computer.

The BeagleBoard can run a growing list of operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, RISC OS and SymbianOS, with support for Android in active development. It features a USB port, an onboard GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3D acceleration, and two stereo audio jacks for audio input and output. Newer models also include onboard Wi-Fi networking.

Hardware terms, Microcontroller, Open source, Raspberry Pi