BeagleBoard-xM Embedded Community Development Board

The 1GHz pocket-size BeagleBoard-xM embedded community development board is based on the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM37x MPU. The board features an on-board USB hub, Ethernet, and 512MB of memory. The BeagleBoard-xM enables engineers to run multiple applications on a fully loaded open platform, including the smooth operation of open source office applications such as OpenOffice.org and Firefox. Developers can also perform native development of various operating systems, such as Ubuntu. The BeagleBoard-xM (Digi-Key part number 296-25798-ND) is priced at $179.

BeagleBoard-xM is ideal for embedded applications, home media centers, in-vehicle entertainment, robotics, web kiosks and digital signage.

BeagleBoard-xM Highlights

  • Additional expansion headers provided
  • Enables developers to directly add connected small camera modules for on-board image signal processing and external audio converters
  • Boots from external media, such as microSD slot, serial port or USB port
  • Developers are easily able to boot new operating systems from external media without any dependencies on fixed non-volatile memory like NAND flash
  • More than 2,000 Dhrystone MIPS using the superscalar ARM Cortex-A8
  • Runs a full Linux operating system with desktop windows managers and office applications
  • Open GL ES 2.0 capable 2D/3D graphics accelerator
  • Achieves photo-realistic, real-time pixel-shaded graphics for gaming and 3D user interface acceleration
  • On-board Ethernet and four USB 2.0 ports that support low, full and high speeds
  • Can be used for USB peripherals like keyboard, mouse, WiFi, Bluetooth, web cameras or additional USB hubs
  • MMC/SD connector
  • Adds multiple gigabytes of storage for your boot image and data
  • DVI-D port
  • Can add a digital computer monitor
  • S-Video port
  • Allows addition of an NTSC or PAL television
  • USB miniAB connector
  • Can act as a PC peripheral, such as a virtual USB-to-serial adapter or storage device, even providing power to the BeagleBoard-xM, or used to connect additional USB peripherals

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