Beagle Board-OMAP3530 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8

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Beagle Board-OMAP3530 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8

What is BeagleBoard?

The $125 MSRP, USB-powered BeagleBoard features an OMAP3530 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, NEON and VFP extensions for additional acceleration, POWERVR™ graphics hardware, high-res video and the capability to stream with a portable media player. Work with all of the functionionality of a laptop in a single tiny package.

Processor: OMAP3530 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8

  • (>1GHz ARM11 MIPS)
  • NEON and VFP extensions for additional acceleration


  • USB 2.0 on-the-go (OTG) port
  • Connect standard peripherals to USB using any of the following:
    • A mini-A to standard-A cable adapter
    • DVI-D using an HDMI to DVI-D adapter
    • MMC/SD/SDIO connector enabling a complete desktop experience

Software Compatitbility

  • Angstrom (Open Embedded)
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Gentoo

BeagleBoard Projects

  • Mentor Embedded Linux
    Start writing Linux applications quickly with the Mentor Embedded Linux Kit for the BeagleBoard
  • Das U-Boot Bootloader
    Maintain U-Boot for BeagleBoard and BeagleBone. Fix bugs, integrate new features and support mainline
  • OpenRTDynamics
    The real-time framework OpenRTDynamics enables data acquisition and processing (filters, state machines, data analysis) as well as remote monitoring/control capabilities

Hardware Specs and Materials

Browse the BeagleBoard wiki to find all available hardware specifications such as:

  • Bill of Materials
  • PCB Files
  • MFG Files
  • Schematic (PDF)
  • Schematic (OrCAD)
  • System Reference Manual

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