New BeagleBone $89 Open Source Hardware Platform

DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Innovators:  Get ready for the latest open source development platform that easily enables incredible inventions like wirelessly networked autonomous robots, self-teaching electronics education kits, intelligent digital signage, flexible retro-gaming devices, home automation and much more.  BeagleBoard.org is pleased to introduce the newest member of its wildly popular pack — the BeagleBone.

Three years ago, BeagleBoard blurred the lines between desktop and embedded computing, paving the way for rapidly accelerated open source innovation on ARM® processors. At $89, the new BeagleBone development board, based on a Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara™ AM335x ARM Cortex™-A8 microprocessor, features the best open source development value for hobbyists, developers and engineers. It delivers bare bones hardware with access to interface signals for sensors and controls, while eliminating the need for additional equipment with a single cable development environment.

“It’s exciting to see BeagleBoard.org developers release more amazing open-source hardware for the community to use and share,” said Limor Fried, engineer, Adafruit Industries.  ”BeagleBoard, and now the BeagleBone, are fantastic platforms for any open-source hardware developer to learn from and build upon.”

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