Devboard watch: Time to play the BeaglePlay

The slogan for the BeaglePlay is “making improvement work into play! ” The thought is that “connections make computing enjoyable” and this board helps a big selection of sensor and prototyping system connections…

It’s powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processing (the 64-bit TI AM625) which suggests its getting into Raspberry Pi-like territory, says our Know-how Editor – he lined the board intimately final week, as you may learn right here.


What’s a BeaglePlay precisely, although? The Beagleboard workforce reply that query:

“Linux computing made easy and enjoyable with 1,000s of obtainable off-the-shelf sensors, actuators, indicators and connectivity choices over mikroBUS, Grove, and QWIIC connections, a TI Sitara AM625 system-on-chip with 1.4GHz quad-core Arm Cortex-A53, PRU and M4 microcontrollers, Gigabit Ethernet, full-size HDMI, USB, 5GHz, 2.4GHz and sub-1GHz wi-fi, and single-pair Ethernet with power-over-data-line. Digital camera and touchscreen show ribbon-cable connectors additionally included.”

Additionally, it could actually deal with distant sensors – utilizing BeagleConnect expertise, over the sub-1GHz IEEE 802.15.4 wi-fi community, it could actually connect with a BeagleConnect Freedom (primarily based on the TI CC1352P7 wi-fi MCU operating Zephyr and Micropython) as much as 1km away.

Steered purposes vary from Edge AI or Imaginative and prescient Analytics to POS Automation or Industrial HMI makes use of…

A pleasant graphic for what does what on the board will be seen beneath.

Measuring 8cm squared, it’s priced at £80.

GooglePlay spec

You’ll be able to see some its options specified beneath:

  • Multicore A53s with R5, M4s and PRUs processor, TI AM6254
  • Wi-Fi/2.4G, MIMO/5G, SISO M2 1216, TI WL1807 Wi-Fi module, U.FL x2
  • TI BLE/SubG CC1352P7 M4+M0 with BeagleConnect firmware
  • 2GB(1Gb x 16)-1600MHz 3200Mbps DDR
  • Kingston 16GB eMMC
  • Gigabit Ethernet with RJ45 x1, single pair Ethernet and energy over with RJ11
  • Energy enter with USB Sort-C
  • HDMI Sort-A helps as much as Full-HD/1080P with 24-bit RGB
  • Assist FPC 22pin CSI and FPC 40pin OLDI

For connections:

  • 1x MikroBus connector
  • 1x USB Sort-A
  • 1x micro SD socket
  • 1x QWIIC
  • 1x grove connector
  • 1x RTC

You’ll be able to learn extra concerning the BeaglePlay on the Beagleboard web site.

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