BeaglePlay is an open-source single board computer designed to simplify the process of adding sensors, actuators, indicators, human interfaces, and connectivity to a reliable embedded system. It features a powerful 64-bit, quad-core processor and innovative connectivity options, including WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, sub-GHz wireless, and single-pair Ethernet with power-over-data-line. With compatibility with 1,000s of off-the-shelf add-ons and a customized Debian Linux image, BeaglePlay makes expansion and customization easy. It also includes ribbon-cable connections for cameras and touch-screen displays, and a socket for a battery-backed real-time-clock, making it ideal for human-machine interface designs.

BeaglePlay is built around Texas Instruments AM62x Sitara™ Processors which is a Quad-Core Arm® Cortex®-A53 Human-machine-interaction SoC. It comes with 2GB DDR4 RAM, 16GB eMMC storage, Full size HDMI, USB-A host port, USB-C power & connectivity port, serial debug interface, and much more.

The BeaglePlay also includes a Qwiic connector. The SparkFun Qwiic Connect System is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.

  • Processor: TI AM6254 (multicore A53s with R5, M4s and PRUs)
  • PMIC: TPS6521901
  • Memory: 2GB DDR4
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC
  • WiFi:
    • PHY: WL1807MOD (roadmap to next-gen TI CC33XX WiFi 6 & BLE)
    • Antennas: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • BLE/SubG:
    • CC1352P7 M4+M0 with BeagleConnect firmware
    • BeagleConnect Wireless enabled
    • Antennas: 2.4GHz & SubG IEEE802.15.4 software defined radio (SDR)
  • Ethernet:
    • PHY: Realtek RTL8211F-VD-CG Gigabit Ethernet phy
    • Connector: integrated magnetics RJ-45
  • Single-pair Ethernet:
    • BeagleConnect Wired enabled
    • PHY: DP83TD510E 10Mbit 10BASE-T1L single-pair Ethernet phy
    • Connector: RJ-11 jack
    • Power (PoDL): Input: N/A (protection to 12V), Output: 5V @ 250mA
  • USB type-C:
    • PD/CC: None, HS shorted to both sides
    • Power: Input: 5V @ 3A, Output: N/A (USB-C DRP Not supported)
  • HDMI:
    • Transmitter: IT66121
    • Connector: full-size
  • Other Connectors:
    • microSD
    • USB 2.0 type-A (480Mbit)
    • mikroBUS connector (I2C/UART/SPI/MCAN/MCASP/PWM/GPIO)
    • Grove connector (I2C/UART/ADC/PWM/GPIO)
    • QWIIC connector (I2C)
    • CSI connector compatible with BeagleBone AI-64, Raspberry Pi Zero / CM4 (22-pin)
    • OLDI connector (40-pin)

BeaglePlay Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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