Resource Links for the BeagleBoard
First off, there is a support wiki page for the BeagleBoard that includes System Technical Reference Manuals, Schematics and more.
Consultants and Commercial Linux Providers
The TI processors wiki has a nice list of consultants and commercial Linux providers that support the BeagleBoard.org hardware
Value added resellers
Special Computing offers unique products and services for the OMAP3530 BeagleBoard from custom cases and cabling to complete solutions.
Several providers offer development platforms that utilize the OMAP35x that are either based on the BeagleBoard or otherwise provide some degree of software compatibility.
The Gumstix Overo series offers the BeagleBoard function in a smaller package, adds more expansion options like LCD, Ethernet & Bluetooth and can be purchased in hundreds or thousands for commercial applications.
ISEE IGEPv2 Platform provides all the functionality of a BeagleBoard (65x93mm), completely industrial grade (40 + 85ºC) and includes Ethernet 10/100 Mb, Wifi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, RS485/232, Expansion Connectors and available in the thousands for commercial applications.
The KwikByte KBOC System Module provides easy-to-integrate OMAP35x BeagleBoard functionality and also supports simple expansion and customization at any volume.
TechNexion TAO-3530 System Module together with the inferno or thunder interface boards creates possibilities for developers to fully test all and more of Beagleboard functionality and start development of custom unique products immediately and without huge upfront investments.
Knowledgeable consultants and solution providers
QNX provides a complete solution for the accelerated development of automotive and general embedded applications with rich HMI and multimedia requirements.
ICS provides embedded software development services for the Beagleboard with focus on applications built with Qt, a cross-platform application and UI framework from Nokia (formerly Trolltech). ICS is a Qt Certified Partner, and the largest independent firm specializing in Qt development.
Screaming Circuits delivers PCB Assembly service – prototypes and short run production. We guarantee turn-times as fast as 24 hours. We assemble Package-on-package, 0201 passives, CSP, microBGA, QFN and our minimum quantity is just one board. You can quote and order our pcb assembly service online.
Daughter-boards and accessories
The BeagleBuddy Zippy Ethernet Combo Board is an expansion board for the BeagleBoard that adds an Ethernet interface, a second SD/MMC memory card interface, a battery backed-up Real Time Clock, a second RS-232 serial port, and a I²C expansion interface (5V).
System Technical Reference Manuals
- Current BeagleBoard-xM System Technical Reference Manual
- Current pre-xM System Technical Reference Manual
- For pre-xM BeagleBoard: OMAP35x Processor Family Information (search for "Technical Reference Manual" because I cannot get a stable link to document ID "spruf98")
- For BealgleBoard-xM: AM/DM37x Processor Family Information (search for "Technical Reference Manual" because I cannot get a stable link to document ID "sprugn4")
- Power Management and Analog Companion Devices (search for "TRM" because I cannot get a stable link to document ID "swcu050" and the terminology on each web page isn't consistent so you might not know to look for those magical 3 letters of TI-speak)
- Power Management for OMAP discussion forum
- TFP410 DVI-D Transmitter
- Products on www.ti.com tagged with "beagleboard"
- Micron memories
- eLinux Wiki for the Beagle Board
- Beagle Board Design Materials
- TI Embedded Processors Wiki
- OMAP and DaVinci Software for Dummies book
- Google Project Page
- TI-hosted software
- DSP BIOS
Links on this site
Links to other community sites
- TI Community Forum for OMAP NEW
- BeagleBoard Japan
- CATCAN in Taiwan (BeagleBoard.tw)
- BeagleBoard Brazil
- Meld embedded Linux community hosted by MontaVista
Selected past events
Community Lightning Talks
November 17, 2009
Thursday, December 3
Join BeagleBoard.org at ESC France for a hands-on interactive training workshop. You get access to industry expert led classes where you learn how to configure your kit onsite---and it’s yours to keep!
The beagle board port for SF^2
27 Oct 2009
ESC Boston 2009
Hands-on BeagleBoard classes were held in Boston on September 22. Materials are archived for all to use.
Embedded Systems Conference
McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA, USA
March 30 - April 3, 2009
You get a Rev C board and two full days of hands-on Beagle training with SGX-accelerated 3D, DSP-accelerated GStreamer, Android, and more.
User's group meeting to follow the BeagleBoard and Tektronix scope give away on Thursday at 3PM, discussing new sponsored project program.
OMAP35x training by Silica
ARM Holdings Lecture Theatre
March 31, 2009
Embedded Systems Conference Boston
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA, USA
October 26-30, 2008
Build Your Own Embedded
System - BeagleBoard
OMAP35x training by Silica
ARM Holdings Lecture Theatre
January 21, 2009 and again on January 22, 2009
March 3 - 5, 2009
March 2-4, 2010
By removing the social features from Google Reader , Google killed our news feed and deleted a log of thousands of blog posts regarding what you can do with a BeagleBoard. Thanks Google. :-(
This time, there is more focus on hardware interfacing and on Android, including an Android Certificate Program.
The BeagleBoard was announced 3 years ago now.
We're bringing Gerald into a weekly podcast! Send in your questions and suggestions at +1-713-234-0535 or on the BeagleCast suggest form.
July 16-20 and July 23-27
Calling all students! Here’s some simple arithmetic: BeagleBoard + Simulink could = back to class with extra cash. Find out how to get $500 in your pocket. Homework’s due August 31st.