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BeagleBoard-X15 Description

The BeagleBoard-X15 is the newest member of the BeagleBoard family. Measuring 4" x 4.2", it is based on a Dual Core A15 processor running at 1.5GHZ and features 2GB of DDR3L Memory.
It is in the beta phase and is scheduled to launch in late February of 2015. We will be adding more and more information to this site over the coming weeks.

X15 Beta Front.jpg

BeagleBoard-X15 Questions and Answers

What is the expected price?

This hasn't been announced yet. This is a high-end board compared to BeagleBone Black and is meant as a refresh to the BeagleBoard and BeagleBoard-xM line, not as a BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black replacement. Guidance is that it is certainly over $100[1], but no additional narrowing has yet been specified. There will, however, be a reduced-cost single-core version at some future point[2].

How many general purpose I/O pins are there?

There are four connectors with 66 pins each with about 157 GPIO pins[3]. The connectors are high-speed surface-mount on the back side of the board and even include PCIe[4].

Will this be open hardware?

Yes, all designs are released as open hardware, with source schematics and layout available for your modification. We choose devices that are available in single unit quantities from worldwide distributors and publish our bill of materials. Documentation for the devices are available without NDA at the time of product launch. Within the processor, there may be some undocumented features, but no closed-source blobs are required to be loaded to boot the devices and full control is turned over to the users.

Is the graphics engine software open source?

The TI Sitara device used on BeagleBoard-X15 utilizes Imagination Technologies' PowerVR SGX544 GPU[5]. There is not open source support for this GPU from Imagination, but the FSF has proposed a project to create an open driver[6].

Will I be able to program the C66x DSPs?

Yes, there is a free C/C++ compiler from Texas Instruments and support in the mainline of the open source GCC C/C++ compiler. Support for interprocessor communication is also included in the mainline Linux kernel via RPMSG[7] [8] [9] . debian wheezy/jessie images:
sudo apt-get install ti-c6000-cgt-v8.0.x-installer

BeagleBoard-X15 News and Speculation

This is your definitive page for information about X15, but that doesn't mean we want to leave you in the dark about what others are saying. Here are links to external (unverified) resources.