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BeagleBone Essentials by Rodolfo Giometti

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A system overview

The BeagleBone Black is a complete computer despite its dimensions. In fact, it's a little bigger than a credit card yet power packed.

The main hardware key features are as follows:

Part

Specification

Processor

ARM processor: Sitara AM3358 @ 1 Ghz with 3D engine

SDRAM memory

512 MB DDR3 @800 Mhz

On-board flash

4 GB, 8-bit eMMC

USB 2.0 ports

1 device

1 host

Serial port

UART0 via 6 pin 3.3 V TTL connector

Ethernet

10/100 via RJ45 connector

SD/MMC

MicroSD 3.3 V slot

Video out

16b HDMI 1280 x 1024

Audio out

Stereo via HDMI interface

LED indicators

  • 1 for power
  • 2 on the Ethernet port
  • 4 user controllable

Expansion connectors

  • Power 5 V, 3.3 V, VDD ADC (1.8 V)
  • 69 (max) GPIOs 3.3 V
  • SPI, I2C, LCD, GPMC, MMC1-2, CAN
  • 7 ADC ...

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