Reference Design for BeagleBone Black

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BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, open source, community-supported development platform for ARM Cortex-A8 processor developers and hobbyists. BeagleBone Black ships with the Debian GNU/Linux™ in onboard FLASH to start evaluation and development. Many other Linux distributions and operating systems are also supported on BeagleBone Black including:

  • Ubuntu
  • Android
  • Fedora

BeagleBone Black's capabilities can be extended using plug-in boards called "capes" that can be plugged into BeagleBone Black's two 46-pin dual-row expansion headers. Capes are available for VGA, LCD, motor control, prototyping, battery power, and other functionality. Community support can be found at For reference desings, visit Reference Designs - PADS Maker Edition - SDD Wiki.



  • TI Sitara AM3358 1GHz processor                                                                                                                                  
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM @ 800MHz
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
  • SGX530 3D graphics engine
  • microSD connector @ 3.3V
  • USB 2.0 Host and Client for power & communications
  • Ethernet 10/100 thru RJ45 connector
  • HDMI w/Audio (max resolution: 1280x1024)
  • 2x46 expansion headers
  • Dimensions: 3.4" x 2.1"



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