DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BeagleBoard.org today introduced the BeagleBoard-X15, allowing electronic innovators everywhere to have access to an open community of developers on the most powerful open hardware computer development system available. The BeagleBoard-X15 provides the most flexible processor-based development system with numerous user programmable cores. All of the design materials are released free to the public immediately and manufacturing is gearing up.
A core for any need
Powered by a Sitara™ AM572x processor from Texas Instruments (TI), BeagleBoard-X15 is loaded with fast cores tuned to various programming challenges, providing the most flexible processor-based development system from BeagleBoard.org to date. With dual ARM® Cortex®-A15 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, the BeagleBoard-X15 provides nearly three times the performance per core of a typical ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Accelerated processing of physical world data is made easier than ever with the dual C66x digital signal processors (DSPs) supported by OpenCL.
BeagleBoard-X15's available ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller core provides the ability to off-load system control tasks. With the quad-core programmable real-time unit (PRU), BeagleBoard-X15 provides the ability to create software-defined peripherals and extreme low-latency response to events such as sensing and responding to wind gusts around a quad-copter. The new board offers designers video decoding/encoding and 2D/3D graphic acceleration cores that enable a complete multimedia experience without taxing responsiveness on the user programmable cores.
Consumer-level connectivity and beyond
The BeagleBoard.org family continues to grow with consumer-level connectivity. Modern interfaces like USB3, PCle, eSATA and dual gigabit Ethernet provide high-bandwidth connectivity to off-the-shelf storage, communications and imaging peripherals. With available simultaneous HDMI and touch-screen LCD displays, the BeagleBoard-X15 provides no compromise user interaction. The BeagleBoard-X15 is ideal for applications such as robotics, media centers, interactive art, machine vision, home security and industrial automation.
Open software experience
The new BeagleBoard-X15 comes with the open software experience that Makers and Linux enthusiasts know and love. With the BeagleBoard-X15 being a new addition to the Beagle family, BeagleBoard.org refreshes its high-end offering, previously the BeagleBoard-xM, to complement its highly popular low-end offering, BeagleBone Black. Seasoned community members can now seek comfort in the common software experience with which they are already familiar. BeagleBoard-X15 is open hardware with an estimated lifespan of over 10 years. Similar to other BeagleBoard.org designs, the BeagleBoard-X15 eliminates all barriers to extension, customization and development of curriculum.
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Register your interest in BeagleBoard-X15 for delivery in time for Christmas via http://beagleboard.org/X15.
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A small group of enthusiastic engineers interested in creating powerful, open and embedded devices are pioneering new ground in open hardware and have worked together on the concept and realization of BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black, BeagleBoard and BeagleBoard-xM. The resulting open-source hardware platforms bridge desktop and embedded development, allowing developers to design to their specification and collaborate with the open source community on creative new applications. The BeagleBoard.org community has tens of thousands of engaged members and aims to fuel their innovations, whether they are designing projects for work or fun. With publicly hosted open-source software, social media feeds of ongoing development, and an active community mailing list and live chat, developers have easy access to support and exchange of ideas. Visit www.beagleboard.org to get started today.