BeagleBone's 64 bit High-Performance SBC for AI & ML



BeagleBone has released a 64 bit High-Performance SBC for developing AI & ML solutions. A better alternative for Raspberry Pi?


BeagleBone AI-64 uses the Texas Instruments Jacinto TDA4VM microprocessor. Its Specs are good:

1. Dual Arm Cortex®-A72 @ 2GHz

2. C7x+MMA (8 TOPS) and 2 C66x floating-point VLIW DSPs

3. 3x dual Arm® Cortex®-R5 co-processors

4. 2x 6-core Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communication SubSystem

5. PowerVR Rogue 8XE GE8430 3D GPU

6. Accelerated video codecs (2x 1080p30 H.264 encode, 8x 1080p30 H.264/H.265 decode)


On top of this amazing performance, the Board itself have many features:


1. 4GB RAM and 16GB on-board eMMC flash with high-speed interface

2. USB type-C for power and superspeed dual-role controller; and 2x USB superspeed type-A hosts

3. Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 E-key for WiFi/BT expansion

4. miniDisplayPort, 2x 4-lane CSI, DSI

5. Zero-download out-of-box software experience with Debian GNU/Linux


It is a bit pricey at $150, but for specific applications and for performance it seems reasonable. As a general SBC, not so convincing.


Documentation: https://lnkd.in/dzumtreT


Buy Link: https://beagleboard.org/AI ( You have to manually select the latest board from the banner as this link redirects you to older version)


System Ref: https://lnkd.in/dqEa3prX


Schematic: https://lnkd.in/dVnSRcRM


Getting Started: https://lnkd.in/dHKvZiEr

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