What is BeagleBoard®?

The board that started it all, the original 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 as a portable media player. Work with all of the functionality of a laptop in a single tiny package.  USB powered and runs full Linux distro. Tons of audio, video, communications and debug connections.

Chipset Features

Texas Instruments OMAP3530

  • 720MHz ARM® Cortex-A8
  • >1GHz ARM11 MIPS
  • NEON and VFP extensions for additional acceleration
Board Features


  • On Board POP memory:
    • 2Gb NAND x 16 (256MB)
    • 2GB MDDR SDRAM x 32 (256MB@166MHz)
  • Add additional memory by:
    • Using the SC/MMC slot
    • Connect a USB hub via the USB OTG port
    • Install a thumbdrive via the EHCI USB 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
  • 3.5mm audio in and out connectors
  • MMC/SD/SDIO connector enabling a complete desktop experience
  • S-Video cable connector
  • Serial Port
  • JTAG connection
  • 5V DC Power Connector
  • USB Host
  • EHCI Port