Chapter 2

Meet the beagles

Abstract

This chapter introduces the BeagleBoard and BeagleBone family of ARM-based computer boards. The Beagles are open hardware devices. Full specifications for all components and schematics are freely available for open hardware items. Additionally, designs may be freely cloned, modified, or extended without legal concerns.

Keywords

BeagleBone Black

BeagleBoard-xM

BeagleBone

ARM

Microcontrollers

Open hardware

Open-source

Information in This Chapter

 Open hardware

 BeagleBoard-xM—open hardware desktop replacement

 BeagleBone—for when microcontrollers are not powerful enough

 BeagleBone Black—best of both worlds

Introduction

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