Pocket Beagle

  • $29.99

PocketBeagle® Board: The USB-Key-Fob Computer

PocketBeagle® is a 33mm by 55mm single board computer that can be programmed through a web browser. Much smaller than BeagleBone Black®, this tiny key-fob sized computer still packs nearly all of the same features. Whether you are using PocketBeagle® in a CubeSat, a robotics project, a 3D printer, IoT device, drone, or a hand held gaming device, this SBC is flexible and small enough to take on any challenge.
Built around a 1-GHz Linux computer and 2 powerful 200 MHz hard-real-time programmable real-time microcontrollers, PocketBeagle® offers a robust amount of computer power for such a small footprint. The SPI, UART and USB expansion capabilities makes adding Ethernet, Bluetooth, and WiFi easy with already available Linux drivers. You can also add an SPI-based display, loads of different sensors, cameras, or motor controllers for any application.

PocketBeagle Specifications:

Texas Instruments® Sitara™ AM3358 Processor (Integrated in the OSD3358-SM):
1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 with NEON floating-point accelerator
SGX530 graphics accelerator
2x programmable real-time unit (PRU) 32-bit 200MHz microcontrollers with single-cycle I/O latency
ARM® Cortex-M3 for power and security management functions
Memory: 512MB DDR3 800MHZ RAM (Integrated in the OSD3358-SM), 4kB I2C EEPROM (Integrated in the OSD3358-SM), SD/MMC Connector for microSD
Software Compatibility: Debian GNU/Linux images customized for BeagleBone®, Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library, Any BeagleBone Black® software not needing access to unavailable expansion pins
Connectivity: High speed USB 2.0 OTG (host/client) micro-B connector (USB0), Bootable microSD card slot (MMC0)
Power management: TPS65217C PMIC is used along with a separate LDO to provide power to the system (Integrated in the OSD3358) with integrated 1-cell LiPo battery support.
Debug Support: JTAG test points, igdb and other monitor-mode debug possible
Power Source: microUSB connector, iexpansion header (3 options: battery, VIN or USB-VIN)
User Input / Output: Power Button with press detection interrupt via TPS65217C PMIC (hold for 10s to initiate hardware power cycle)