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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Move over Raspberry Pi, here better alternative that is BeagleBone Black

Move over Raspberry Pi, here better alternative that is BeagleBone Black
What is BeagleBone Black?
BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.There is another version of BeagleBone Black that is BeagleBone Black Wireless & SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless.


What is BeagleBone Black Wireless?

Replacing the 10/100 Ethernet port with onboard 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth, the popular open source BeagleBone Black computer now comes with built-in wireless networking capability. Leveraging a partnership with Octavo Systems and designed in CadSoft Eagle, BeagleBone Black Wireless is the easiest to use and modify credit-card sized IoT Linux computer available.

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
    4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
    3D graphics accelerator
    NEON floating-point accelerator
    2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers

  • Connectivity
    USB client for power & communications
    USB host
    802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 plus BLE
    HDMI
    2x 46 pin headers

  • Software Compatibility
    Debian with Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
    Third party support for Android and Ubuntu
    plus much more

What is SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless?

SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless (BBGW) is a joint effort by BeagleBoard.org and Seeed Studio. It is based on the open-source hardware design of BeagleBone Black and developed into this differentiated version. SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless has included a high-performance flexible WiFi/Bluetooth interface and two Grove connectors, making it easier to connect to the large family of Grove sensors. The on-board HDMI and Ethernet are removed to make room for these wireless features and Grove connectors.

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
    4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
    3D graphics accelerator
    NEON floating-point accelerator
    2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers

  • Connectivity
    USB client for power & communications
    USB host with 4-port hub
    WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
    Bluetooth 4.1 with BLE
    2x 46 pin headers
    2x Grove connectors (I2C and UART)

  • Software Compatibility
    Debian
    Android
    Ubuntu
    Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
    plus much more

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