Beagleboard xM

BeagleBoard-xM delivers extra ARM Cortex-A8 MHz and extra memory with 512MB of low-power DDR RAM, enabling hobbyists, innovators and engineers to go beyond their current imagination and be inspired by the BeagleBoard community. Designed with the community inputs in mind, this open hardware design improves upon the laptop-like performance and expandability, while keeping at hand-held power levels. Direct connectivity is supported by the on-board four-port hub with 10/100 Ethernet, while maintaining a tiny 3.25 x 3.25" footprint.

As with previous BeagleBoard offerings, the BeagleBoard-xM is not intended to be a complete development environment, but rather a community-supported platform that can be used as the basis for building more complete development systems and as a target for community software baselines. Please consider purchasing an evaluation module (EVM) from Texas Instruments or one of the several commercial system-on-module vendors for the device with which you plan to develop if you are building a commercial product.

Note: These have been notoriously hard to get and we get very little margin from them. We are fortunate enough to have any stock of them.

**Note: **We are now shipping version Rev C of this board.

  • Super-scalar ARM Cortex-A8
  • 512-MB LPDDR RAM
  • High-speed USB 2.0 OTG port optionally powers the board
  • On-board four-port high-speed USB 2.0 hub with 10/100 Ethernet
  • DVI-D (digital computer monitors and HDTVs)
  • S-video (TV out)
  • Stereo audio out/in
  • High-capacity microSD slot and 4-GB microSD card
  • JTAG
  • Camera port


Beagleboard xM 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.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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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.

1 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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  • Member #391021 / about 10 years ago / 2

    This is the most metal PCB I have ever seen.

  • luminous2269 / about 13 years ago / 2

    Finally. Just in time for someone else to buy it for me.

  • Member #532603 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hi i noticed that its past "May 28th". Due you have this item in stock currently? I have back ordered a board and already paid for it. The least you could do is to sent a mail saying the item can be or cannot be delivered!!

    • M-Short / about 10 years ago / 1

      We do not have these in stock yet, and it doesn't look like we have any additional information as to when they will be in (we will update the page when we do). Sometimes things just get stuck on a slow boat and there isn't much we can do. This is why we put the date as an estimate, because there is not guarantee we will have the parts on this date. This is also why we don't charge you until it is in stock (although you can choose to pay early if you wish).

  • TeenageEngineer / about 10 years ago / 1

    I am pretty sure it means expander module? "xM"

  • opensourcerer / about 10 years ago / 1

    The xM stands for xtra Mighty

  • HungryMaggot / about 12 years ago / 1

    i hope you get raspberry pi, that will be a selling bomb !!!

  • Member #289520 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Since these are out of stock now does that mean when they come back in stock they will be 150$ like everyone else?!

  • Member #4218 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Anyone got a handle on where to source the expansion port connectors?
    Initially need access to the camera ports 34 way

  • kravnus / about 13 years ago / 1

    I spent a few days trying to fix this board that<br />
    came from sparkfun. The SD card that comes along this<br />
    board from Sparkfun WILL bootup with the user.scr settings with the following item.....<br />
    <br />
    The power supply MUST come from the DC Jack. When I measured the board it peaked at 650mA. So forget the <br />
    USB connector to power the board itself. If you do <br />
    use the USB to power the board you MAY see power cyclesinfinite reboots<br />
    <br />
    The other problem is the stock SD card Just ignore this if you are happy using user.scr. It is not formatted properly. Use ext3 ONLY for the second partition. You can download angstorm to populate your new partition. To use this partition type the<br />
    following into u-bootdon't use RAMFS to access the 2nd partition <br />
    <br />
    mmc init <br />
    run loaduimage<br />
    run mmcboot<br />
    <br />
    After this enjoy!<br />
    <br />
    to use the dvi pls look at the user.scr for the options to be entered into u-boot<br />
    <br />
    <br />

  • BB / about 13 years ago / 1

    Ouch, the TI EVM ( is $1,500. This is a much better "EVM" as far as costs are concerned.

  • Aasanchez / about 13 years ago / 1

    This product is compatible with de beagle-touch??? ( )

  • mr_mac3 / about 13 years ago / 1

    I got my xM! Just a note to others : If you are powering it via USB and it doesn't boot past unzipping the kernel, just restart it. It may take a couple tries but it'll work. If you don't like this, get a 5v DC power supply!

  • Member #143694 / about 13 years ago / 1

    There was a recent price drop of this (Beagleboard xM) according to This thing should be about 149 usd retail. How come this is still 199 usd here?

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