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Newly launched SBC BeagleV® Fire now available from element14 

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The revolutionary new BeagleV®-Fire features powerful performance and new connectivity options

element14 has announced a new addition to its single-board computing (SBC) portfolio with the introduction of the newly launched BeagleV®-Fire SBC from BeagleBoard.org®, a pioneer in open-source SBCs that is dedicated to making the RISC-V architecture accessible to a broader audience.

The BeagleV®-Fire is powered by Microchip’s PolarFire® FCVG484E 5x core RISC-V System on Chip (SoC) with FPGA fabric, making it a welcome addition to the BeagleBoard.org BeagleV® family of boards. It features robust performance in a compact form factor with versatile I/O interfaces, making it well-suited for a variety of applications including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, robotics, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems.

Romain Soreau, element14’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.”

Key benefits and specifications of the BeagleV®-Fire SBC include:

  • RISC-V CPU: 4x 64-bit RV64GC application cores & 1x 64-bit RV64IMAC monitor/boot core with performance score of 3.125 CoreMarks/MHz & 1.714 DMIPS/MHz.
  • FPGA: 23K logic elements (4-input LUT + DFF), 68 Math blocks (18×18 MACC), and 4 SerDes lanes of 12.7 Gbps.
  • Memory: Kingston 16GB eMMC, 2GB LPDDR4 RAM, and microSD card socket.
  • Networking: Gigabit ethernet, M.2 Key E, support 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi module.
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C and Serial debug.
  • Add-on board expansion: High speed SYZYGY interface, 22pin CSI connector, BeagleBone compatible 92-pin cape header pins.
  • Open-Source Design: BeagleV®-Fire follows the principles of open-source hardware, enabling users to access and modify the board’s design and firmware.
  • Linux-Compatible: BeagleV®-Fire comes with Ubuntu pre-installed.

BeagleBoard.org CEO, Christine Long, said, “With the introduction of BeagleV-Fire, our second production BeagleV board available worldwide, Beagle has demonstrated its continued leadership introducing design engineers to critical, emergent technology, ready to consume and evolve.

“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. 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.”

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.

As of 2 November, customers will be able to purchase the board from https://uk.farnell.com/b/beagleboard in EMEA. https://sg.element14.com/b/beagleboard in APAC, and https://www.newark.com/b/beagleboard in NA.

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