The BeagleBoard measures approximately 75 by 75 mm and has all the
functionality of a basic computer. The OMAP3530 includes an ARM
Cortex-A8 CPU, a TMS320C64x+ DSP for accelerated video and audio
decoding, and an Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX530 GPU to
provide accelerated 2D and 3D rendering that supports OpenGL ES 2.0.
Video out is provided through separate S-Video and HDMI connections. A
single SD/MMC card slot supporting SDIO, a USB On-The-Go port, an
RS-232 serial connection, a JTAG connection, and two stereo 3.5 mm
jacks for audio in/out are provided.
Built-in storage and memory are provided through a PoP chip that
includes 256 MB of NAND flash memory and 256 MB of RAM (128 MB on
The board uses up to 2 W of power and can be powered from the USB
connector, or a separate 5 V power supply. Because of the low power
consumption, no additional cooling or heat sinks are required.
Specifications (rev C4)
- Package on Package POP CPU/Memory chip
- Processor TI OMAP3530 Processor - 720 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core
- 'HD capable' TMS320C64x+ core (520 MHz up to 720p @30 fps)
- Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 2D/3D graphics processor supporting dual independent displays
- 256 MB LPDDR RAM
- 256 MB NAND Flash memory
- Peripheral connections
- DVI-D (HDMI connector chosen for size - maximum resolution is 1280×1024)
- USB OTG (mini AB)
- 1 USB port
- SD/MMC card slot
- Stereo in and out jacks
- RS-232 port
- JTAG connector
- Power socket (5 V barrel connector type)
Texas Instruments OMAP SoC, used in the BeagleBoard, are supported and available for download on this Ubuntu Wiki page.
BeagleBoard has been demonstrated using Android, Angstrom Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo and Maemo Linux distributions as well.
References and more information