BeagleBoard BeaglePlay: New open-source SBC introduced for US$99
The BeagleBoard Foundation has introduced the BeaglePlay, an open-source single-board computer (SBC) that measures 82.5 x 80 mm. According to the Foundation, the BeaglePlay features a TI AM625 processor, which contains four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz, a single Cortex-M4F microcontroller running at 400 MHz and a Cortex-R5F microcontroller. Additionally, the chipset has a PowerVR Rogue GPU and a dual-core programmable real-time unit subsystem (PRUSS) that peaks at 333 MHz.
Moreover, the BeagleBoard Foundation includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage that can be augmented with a microSD card. As the image below shows, the SBC also offers Ethernet, HDMI, USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectivity, among other I/O. Furthermore, the BeagleBoard Foundation has made the BeaglePlay compatible with various third-party add-ons, including cameras, displays and sensors like the MikroBus header, Seeed Studio products, and the SparkFun QWIIC Connect interface.
The BeaglePlay is orderable now for US$99 from Digi-Key and Newark. While the BeagleBoard Foundation notes that the SBC should be available from Mouser, the retailer will not have stock of the board until May. For reference, the BeaglePlay comes with a custom Debian Linux build pre-installed. Please see BeagleBoard Foundation's documentation for more information.