The Linux SBC was based on Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358 processor and a 512 MB RAM chip. Seeed Studio has been working on an update of the board named BeagleBone Green Gateway that combines the processor, the RAM chip, and more components into one thanks to Octavo Systems OSD3358 SiP. The new board also adds Ethernet, a DC jack for power instead of just relying on micro USB, and an I2C RTC chip and battery.
- SiP – Octavo Systems OSD3358 with Texas Instruments AM3358 Arm Cortex-A8 processor @ 1.0 GHz, 2×32-bit 200-MHz programmable real-time units (PRUs), 3D graphics accelerator, 512MB DDR3 SDRAM, 4KB EEPROM, and integrated power management
- Storage – 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage (Kington) + microSD socket
- 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ45)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
- Bluetooth 4.1 with BLE
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB client for power and programming
- 2x 46 pin BeagleBone Black headers
- 2x Grove connectors (I2C and UART)
- Misc – I2C RTC, and 3V battery connector, debug UART header, 3x buttons
- Power Supply – 12V via DC jack or 5V via micro USB port
- Dimensions – 86.3 x 53.4 cm (BeagleBone Black form factor)
- Operating Temperature – 0 ~ 70°C
The new SBC should run Debian with Cloud9 IDE just like BeagleBone Green Wireless did when I reviewed it.
The board is not quite ready just yet, and I received the information above in a Word file as Seeed Studio is currently looking for feedback on their new addition to the Beagleboard Green family. So there’s no information about availability nor price, but for reference, BeagleBone Green Wireless is currently sold for $52.90, so I’d expect the BeagleBone Green Gateway board to cost a little bit more, maybe around $60.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.