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Beagle Bone A6 + Extras - Rev. A6

SKU: ADA513

$189.95 AUD, inc GST
$172.68 AUD, exc GST

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Beagle Bone A6 + Extras - Rev. A6

SKU: ADA513

$189.95 AUD, inc GST
$172.68 AUD, exc GST

Retired Product

Replaced by: ADA1278
This product has been replaced by: ADA1278

From the fine people who have brought Adafruit the Beagle Board, a smaller, lighter, but powerful single board linux computer, Beagle Bone! Adafruit like this move to a more compact and integrated SBC. For example, there is onboard Ethernet and USB host, as well as a USB client interface (a FTDI chip for shell access). It even comes preloaded with Angstrom Linux on the 4 GB microSD card!

Package includes:

  • Fully assembled and tested BeagleBone A6
  • Mini-B USB cable
  • 4 GB microSD card with preloaded Angstrom Linux
  • MicroSD to SD card adapter

They also suggest getting a 5V/2A DC power adapter and Adafruit's Proto Cape! If you're starting out with Beagle Bone and want a pack of everything you'll need, check out Adafruit's custom Beagle Bone Starter Pack!

At over 1.5 billion Dhrystone operations per second and vector floating point arithmetic operations, the BeagleBone is capable of not just interfacing to all of your robotics motor drivers, location or pressure sensors and 2D or 3D cameras, but also running OpenCV, OpenNI and other image collection and analysis software to recognize the objects around your robot and the gestures you might make to control it. Through HDMI, VGA or LCD expansion boards, it is capable of decoding and displaying multiple video formats utilizing a completely open source software stack and synchronizing playback over Ethernet or USB with other BeagleBoards to create massive video walls. If what you are into is building 3D printers, then the BeagleBone has the extensive PWM capabilities, the on-chip Ethernet and the 3D rendering and manipulation capabilities all help you eliminate both your underpowered microcontroller-based controller board as well as that PC from your basement.

Also check out Adafruit's Beagle Bone tutorial!


 

Technical Details

  • Board size: 3.4" x 2.1"
  • Shipped with 4 GB microSD card with the Angstrom Distribution with node.js and Cloud9 IDE
  • Single cable development environment with built-in FTDI-based serial/JTAG and on-board hub to give the same cable simultaneous access to a USB device port on the target processor
  • Industry standard 3.3V I/Os on the expansion headers with easy-to-use 0.1" spacing
  • On-chip Ethernet, not off of USB
  • 256MB of DDR2
  • 700-MHz super-scalar ARM Cortex™-A8
  • Easier to clone thanks to larger pitch on BGA devices (0.8mm vs. 0.4mm), no package-on-package memories, standard DDR2 vs. LPDDR, integrated USB PHYs and more.


You can see version changes here. If you're looking for the answer to the trivia question it is - That is the CTI JTAG Programming connector, meant for the Samtec FTR-110-03-G-D-06 component. Good luck!

Having issues with Ethernet connections and your A3 or A4 Beaglebone? Check out these documents for information how how to debug and fix some known issues!

Also check out Adafruit's Beagle Bone tutorial!

For all technical issues, replacement and warranty assistance for the CircuitCo BeagleBone contact CircuitCo.

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  • The Maker Revolution
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