BeagleBone Black – New IoT Development Board tutorial

BeagleBone Black board and its tutorial

BeagleBone Black tutorial

BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. The Beagle bone Black board is the newest member of the BeagleBoard family.

Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.

This is board is very useful in developing IoT applications.

This is Open source Hardware, BeagleBone Black is great for design engineers to prototype with and then modify for their specific application if we compare it with the Raspberry Pi board.


BeagleBone Black

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Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8

It is a lower-cost, high-expansion focused BeagleBoard using a low-cost Sitara XAM3359AZCZ100 Cortex A8 ARM processor from Texas Instruments.

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC onboard flash storage
  • 3D graphics accelerator
  • NEON floating-point accelerator
  • 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers

Software Compatibility

  • Debian
  • Android
  • Ubuntu
  • Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
  • plus much more


  • USB client for power & communications
  • USB host
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • 2x 46 pin headers

Specifications of Beagle Bone Black

Product Category Single Board Computers
Processor Brand Texas Instruments
Processor Type TI AM3358BZCZ100
Frequency1 GHz
Memory Size4 GB
Interface Type Ethernet, HDMI, I2C, UART, USB
Operating Supply Voltage5 V
Cache Memory512 MB
Core: ARM Cortex A8
Memory TypeDDR3
Video16b HDMI,1280x1024(MAX)
Audiovia HDMI interface, Sterio


Beagle Bone Black vs BeagleBone 

It is similar to the Beaglebone, but with some features removed and some features added.

BeagleBone BlackBeagleBone
Processor AM3358BZCZ100, 1GHzAM3358, 720MHZ
On-board HDMI Yes No
Flash 4GB eMMC onboard, uSDuSD
Serial Interface HeaderVia USB
Onboard JTAG Optional Yes
CostComparative lessMore

Beaglebone black features:

  • Sitara AM3358BZCZ100ARM Cortex-A8 32-Bit RISC microprocessor, up to 1GHz
  • On-board HDMI to connect directly to TVs and monitors
  • More and faster memory now with 512MB DDR3L 400MHz SDRAM, 4GB eMMC Memory
  • On-board storage frees up the microSD card slot for greater expansion
  • Support for existing Cape plug-in boards
  • TPS65217C PMIC regulator and one additional LDO
  • Debug support: Optional Onboard 20-pin CTI JTAG
  • HS USB 2.0 Client and Host ports
  • Serial port: UART0 access via 6-pin 3.3V TTL header
  • 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet
  • Linux Debian Distribution flashed to the eMMC (no longer Angstrom)


All Projects did with Beagle Bone, can also do with Beagle Bone Black. You can develop many IoT applications using Beagle Black board.

for examples


See alsoIntel® Galileo Board for the Internet of Things Development


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