BeagleBone Enhanced


SanCloud has joined the BeagleBoard.org logo licensing family and enhancing the open hardware BeagleBone Black design with you love with more features than you thought possible. It still has a blistering 1GHz processor and like the BeagleBone Black, two 46-pin headers, micro HDMI for audio/video output, USB ports, Ethernet and other I/O features. The SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced is an ultra-powered embedded computer that can (still) fit in a mint tin.

There are 3 variants available:

  • BeagleBoneEnhanced WiFi 512
  • BeagleBoneEnhanced WiFi – V1G
  • BeagleBoneEnhanced Industrial

BeagleBoneEnhanced WiFi 512
BeagleBoneEnhanced WiFi – V1G
BeagleBoneEnhanced Industrial

Features

The Enhanced-512 features include:

  • 512M Byte onboard DDR3 RAM same as the BeagleBone Black
  • 3 additional USB ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional SPI flash for bootloader

The Enhanced and Enhanced Industrial features include:

  • 1G Byte onboard DDR3 RAM (double the BeagleBone Black)
  • 3 additional USB ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional SPI flash for bootloader
  • 6 axis MEMS accelerometer/gyro
  • Barometer and temperature sensor


The Enhanced-512 and Enhanced variants have an on-board WiFi/Bluetooth card (uses 1 USB port)

WiFi/BT moduleThe design has been kept as close to the original form factor of the BeagleBone Black as possible to enable you to swap out the capes you already have. We have moved the power connector and serial connector to give an additional on board USB port and added an expansion header to allow for 2 USB ports to be passed up to a cape.

Pin Mapping

Pin mapping comparison between BeagleBoneBlack and BeagleBoneEnhanced

We are very proud of the way we have squeezed more onto an already impressive platform.

Resources

Software Images

The kernel support ranges from 3.8 (Debian 7.11) to the latest 4.x (Debian 9.5).  These can be found at:

https://beagleboard.org/latest-images

To program please refer to the eMMC programming tutorial.

Schematics & PCB Layout

The schematics and PCB layout files are available on the beagleboard GitHub repository (current latest revision is 1E):

https://github.com/beagleboard/BeagleBoneEnhanced

Serial Debug Connection

Using a suitable TTY to USB adaptor it is easy to connect to the serial debug port and configure the BBE.

BBE debug header pins
CP2102 TTY to USB connector

 

 

3D Models

BBE 1E STEP file (3D Model) sc_bbe_1E-step

BBE 1G STEP file (3D Model) sc_bbe_1G-step

 

Elinux Wiki

For support please refer to the elinux.org page  http://elinux.org/SanCloud

 

 

Tutorials

For our own tutorial pages:

Adding a Battery: http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=1524

Antenna Selection: http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=1404

Accelerometer & Gyro : http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=612

eMMC programming: http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=1104

OTG port to HOST: http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=1315

Pressure Sensor: http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=610

WiFi: http://www.sancloud.co.uk/?page_id=624