SBC BeagleV Fire is now available from Farnell
The latest single board computer (SBC) from Beagleboard, the BeagleV-Fire is now available from Farnell.
The BeagleV-Fire is powered by Microchip’s PolarFire FCVG484E 5x core RISC-V SoC with FPGA fabric. It has a compact form factor with versatile I/O interfaces, making it suitable for a variety of applications including IoT devices, robotics, artificial intelligence and embedded systems.
Romain Soreau, Farnell’s head of single board computing, said, “BeagleV-Fire is yet another step-change for the BeagleBoard.org Foundation and users of their boards. The BeagleV-Fire platform will offer unparalleled opportunities for developers, hobbyists, and researchers to explore and experiment with RISC-V technology and we expect it to be a very popular choice.”
The SBC is equipped with an RISC-V CPU comprising four 64bit RV64GC application cores and a 64bit RV64IMAC monitor/boot core with performance score of 3.125 CoreMarks per MHz and 1.714 DMIPS per MHz.
The FPGA has 23k logic elements (four-input LUT + DFF), 68 math blocks (18 x 18 MACC), and four SerDes lanes of 12.7Gbits per second.
There is also a Kingston 16GbyteB eMMC, a 2Gbyte LPDDR4 RAM, and microSD card socket.
For networking, there is Gigabit Ethernet, M.2 Key E and support for 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi module. There are also a USB Type-C and serial debug connectivity options.
For board expansion there is a high speed SYZYGY interface, a 22-pin CSI connector and BeagleBone-compatible 92-pin cape header pins.
The BeagleV-Fire follows the principles of open source hardware, enabling users to access and modify the board’s design and firmware and is Linux-compatible with Ubuntu pre-installed.
“From flexible FPGA and Linux on 64-bit RISC-V development to edge AI and long-distance wireless, Beagle offers a rich portfolio and dynamic community supported by training materials at docs.beagleboard.org and access to thousands of developers at forum.beagleboard.org,” said Christine Long, CEO of BeagleBoard.org.
“BeagleV-Fire is a critical component of the Beagle portfolio, offering the ability for the Beagle community to collaborate on silicon design itself, and it is a great time to be part of the Beagle family,” she added.
The BeagleV-Fire board can be bought from Farnell in EMEA, element14 in APC and Newark in North America.
The BeagleBoard.org Foundation’s main goal is to educate and collaborate with people who are interested in open-source software and hardware for embedded computing. The BeagleBoard.org community provides a platform for owners and developers of open-source software and hardware to work together to develop physical computing solutions, such as robotics, 3D printers, laser cutters, and industrial and machine controls. BeagleBoard SBCs are ideal for creating open-source hardware applications, including home and commercial automation systems and AI.