PocketBeagle: the Brand New Raspberry Pi Zero Rival | Open Electronics


BeagleBoard.org has revealed its latest development board named PocketBeagle. It’s an ultra-tiny and open source USB-key-fob computer that’s crafted for DIYers, hobbyists, and educators.
Talking about the dimensions, PocketBeagle measures 56x35x5mm. 


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    BeagleLogic Standalone

    BeagleLogic, now as a turnkey and standalone 16-channel Logic Analyzer

    Three years ago, the BeagleLogic project showed how to use a BeagleBone as a 100MSa/s, 14-channel logic analyzer.

    BeagleLogic Standalone is the next step in the evolution of BeagleLogic from just an add-on to the BeagleBone to a standalone logic analyzer in itself. It is based on the OSD3358 System-In-Package (SiP) from Octavo Systems and increases the specifications to 16-channels @100MSa/s and adds Gigabit Ethernet vs. 100Mbps on the BeagleBone(s).

    BeagleLogic standalone is alive and booting! Check out the project logs for more information

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Maker Faire Reveal: PocketBeagle – BeagleBoard’s Newest and Smallest Computer

    PocketBeagle Technical Specifications

    Texas Instruments® Sitara™ AM3358 Processor Integrated in the OSD3358-SM
    512MB DDR3 800MHZ RAM (Integrated in the OSD3358-SM)
    Debian GNU/Linux images customized for BeagleBone
    Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
    High speed USB 2.0 OTG (host/client) micro-B connector (USB0)
    Bootable microSD card slot (MMC00
    TPS65217C PMIC is used along with a separate LDO to provide power to the system
    55x35x5mm dimension
    8 analog inputs with 6 at 1.8V and 2 at 3.3V along with 1.8V voltage references
    44 digital GPIOs accessible with 18 enabled by default including 2 shared with the 3.3V analog input pins
    23 programmable real-time unit (PRU) 32-bit microcontroller I/O pins
    2 voltage outputs, 1 with a 3.3V LDO and 1 with switch from voltage input

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    PocketBeagle® – BeagleBoard’s Smallest Single Board Computer

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Hands on with PocketBeagle

    [Ken Shirriff] is no stranger to the pages of Hackaday. His blog posts are always interesting, and the recent one talking about the PocketBeagle is no exception. If you are old enough to remember the days when a Unix workstation set you back tens of thousands of dollars, you won’t be able to help yourself marveling at a Linux computer with 45 I/O pins, 8 analog inputs, 512M of RAM, and a 1 GHz clock, that fits in your pocket and costs $25. What’s more the board’s CPU has two 200 MHz auxiliary CPUs onboard to handle I/O without having to worry about Linux overhead.

    [Ken] shows a small snippet of C code that outputs a 40 MHz square wave no matter what the Linux OS is doing. In this way you can use Linux for the parts of your application that are not that critical, and use the slave processors to handle real time processing.

    Hands-on with the PocketBeagle: a $25 Linux computer with lots of I/O pins

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Expand PocketBeagle Easily with Mikro click Boards: OLED C

    MikroElecktronika Click Boards & Device Tree Software make extending your BeagleBoard.org PocketBeagle easy! Start with the OLED C display!

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Rapidly Prototype with the OSD3358

    Developers can now rapidly prototype with the OSD3358 System-in-Package (SiP) using BeagleBoard.org® PocketBeagle® and MikroElektronika click boards™. This blog will describe the procedure for interfacing a new click board™ with PocketBeagle® using the OLED-C click board™ as an example


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