Meet BeagleBone Black Wireless, the newest board in the BeagleBone family

Replacing the 10/100 Ethernet port with onboard 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth, the popular open source BeagleBone(tm) Black computer now comes with built-in wireless networking capability.

The BeagleBone™  Black Wireless, the newest board in the BeagleBone™ family
The BeagleBone™ Black Wireless, the newest board in the BeagleBone™ family

Based on the extremely successful open-source BeagleBone™ Black , BeagleBone™ Black Wireless is a high-expansion, maker-focused, community-supported open computer created by the BeagleBoard.org® Foundation. Leveraging a partnership with Octavo Systems, BeagleBone™ Black Wireless is the easiest to use and modify credit-card sized computer.

BeagleBone™ Black Wireless was designed with maximum connectivity in mind, trading in the 10/100 Ethernet port from BeagleBone Black for a high-performance 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi module with Bluetooth. Like BeagleBone Black, Wireless retains HDMI output, serial debug port, PC USB interface, USB 2.0 host, reset and power buttons, and adds two more status LEDs for WiFi and Bluetooth. Also retained is the 4GB of onboard eMMC memory with Linux pre-installed, allowing BeagleBone Black Wireless to boot in around 10 seconds, and have you developing through your web browser in less than 5 minutes using just a single USB cable.

BeagleBone™ Black Wireless introduces the Octavo Systems OSD3358 SiP (system-in-package) which integrates BeagleBone functionality into one easy-to-use BGA package. The board is and designed in CadSoft EAGLE. This combination of an easy to use system-in-package and affordable design tools brings an entire new level of access for people wanting to make their own customized variations.

BeagleBone™ Black Wireless is fully software, hardware and mechanically compatible with BeagleBone™ Black, and is even compatible with all existing BeagleBone™ Black capes for hardware expansion, integration, and peripherals.

Key Features

• Utilizes Octavo Systems OSD3358 with integrated 1GHz TI AM335x processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM, power management and over 100 supporting passive devices in a single system-in-package device

• Open hardware created in CadSoft EAGLE utilizing readily available components for easy and affordable customization

• Electrical and mechanical compatibility with BeagleBone™ Black, but with the addition of a TI® WiLink™ 8 WL1835MOD 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart Module to enable maximum wireless connectivity and BeagleBone™ Black compatibility

For more details, visit https://beagleboard.org/wireless

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About BeagleBoard.org ® Foundation

The BeagleBoard.org Foundation is a US-based non-profit corporation existing to provide education in and promotion of the design and use of open-source software and hardware in embedded computing. BeagleBoard.org provides a forum for the owners and developers of open-source software and hardware to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. BeagleBoard.org Foundation has multiple licensed manufacturing partners: GHI Electronics, element 14, Precision Technology Inc. and Embedded Product Design