Beaglebone Black Wireless

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Beaglebone Black Wireless

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Key Features

  • Utilizes Octavo Systems OSD3358 with integrated 1GHz TI AM335x processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM, power management and over 100 supporting passive devices in a single system-in-package device
  • Open hardware created in CadSoft EAGLE utilizing readily available components for easy and affordable customization
  • Electrical and mechanical compatibility with BeagleBone™ Black, but with the addition of a TI® WiLink™ 8 WL1835MOD 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart Module to enable maximum wireless connectivity and BeagleBone™ Black compatibility

Supporting Feature List

  • Processor (Integrated in the OSD3358):
    • AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8:
      • SGS530 3D graphics accelerator
      • NEON general-purpose SIMD engine with floating-point acceleration
      • 2x PRU 32-bit 200MHz microcontrollers
    • Memory:
      • 512MB DDR3 800MHz RAM (Integrated in the OSD3358)
      • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage with Debian pre-installed
      • microSD card slot
  • Software compatibility:
    • Debian pre-configured with Cloud9 IDE on Node.js with BoneScript library
    • Third-party support of Android, Ubuntu and many more upon open source Linux kernel
    • Non-operating-system-based peripheral support vi TI StarterWare library
  • Connectivity:
    • TI® WiLink™ 8 WL1835MOD 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Smart Module
      • 2×2 MIMO
      • AP
      • SmartConfig
      • Wi-Fi Direct
      • Mesh over Wi-Fi based on 802.11s
      • Bluetooth 4.1 with Bluetooth Low-energy
    • High-speed USB 2.0 client port for serving files, network connections and more to a host PC providing both power and a development interface
    • High-speed USB 2.0 host port with type-A socket and support for 500mA HS/FS/LS devices
    • Serial port access for UART0 with populated 6-pin 3.3V TTL header
    • Audio/video output
      • HDMI type-D (microHDMI) connector
      • Stereo/multi-channel audio over HDMI
      • Parallel LCD interface, I2S digital audio signals and touch screen controller via cape expansion headers
  • Power management:
    • TPS65217C power-management IC and system LDO regulator (Integrated in the OSD3358)
    • Input via microUSB, 5V DC jack or 5V DC via expansion header
  • Debug support: optional 20-pin cTI JTAG header and serial header
  • User input/output:
    • Reset button
    • Boot button
    • Power button
    • 4 user configurable LEDs; WiFi and BT enable LEDs; power LED
  • Expansion header (cape header — BeagleBone Black compatible):
    • 65 digital I/O with general purpose I/O, SPI, I2C, PWM, CAN, UART, SD, quadrature encoders and more
    • 7 analog inputs
    • Power in/out


  1. BeagleBone Black System Reference Manual Revision C
  2. System Reference Manual for BeagleBone Black Revision C Development Platform
  3. AM335x and AMIC110 Sitara Processors Technical Reference Manual
  4. Texas Instruments Datasheet for AM335x ARM Cortex A8 Microprocessors MPUs