Beagleboard:BeagleBoard-X15

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This is the official BeagleBoard-X15 Support Page maintained and supported by BeagleBoard.org a non-profit 501(C) organization.
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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.
Below is a picture of the top side of the board

We do have a few of the A2 versions available for sale at RS Components. These boards have the same functionality, features, and performance that the newer board has but without the FCC or CE marking.
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8874764/


STATUS UPDATE: Prototypes in process.

1. Rev B1 prototype PCBs........................COMPLETED
2. Prototype Assembly.............................COMPLETED
3. Prototype test and bring-up..................COMPLETED.......3 BOARDS DISTRIBUTED TO SW TEAM
4. FCC/CE testing...............................FCC PART 15 RE and CE has passed. Scheduled to do the additional CE Test 8/24/-8/25.
5. Production start.............................(UPDATE TBD) 8/8/2016
5. First 900 boards shipping.....................(UPDATE TBD)8/22/2016

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Top View of the Board
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Bottom View of the Board
X15 Angled View
X15 Top View
X15 Bottom View
X15 Angled View
X15 Right Edge View
X15 Left Edge View
X15 Front Edge View
X15 Back Edge View
X15 User LEDs
X15 Power Button
X15 Power LEDs
X15 PCB Close up
X15 Design
X15 Close up
X15 Power LED
X15 PMIC view

BeagleBoard-X15 Features

X15 Features.jpg


BeagleBoard-X15 Hardware Files

BeagleBoard-X15 Questions and Answers

Does this replace the BeagleBone Black?

No

What is the expected price?

MSRP is $239

How many general purpose I/O pins are there?

There are four connectors with 60 pins each with about 157 GPIO pins[1]. The connectors are high-speed surface-mount on the back side of the board and even include PCIe[2].

Will this be open hardware?

Yes, all BeagleBoard.org 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[3]. The kernel components of the current solution are GPLv2 licensed. There is no open source support for the user space components of this GPU from Imagination, but the FSF has proposed a project to create an open driver[4].

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[5] [6] [7] .

bb.org: debian wheezy/jessie images:
sudo apt-get install ti-c6000-cgt-v8.0.x-installer

Debug dsptop[8] Support

bb.org: needs linux kernel: 4.1.10-ti-r23/4.1.10-ti-rt-r23 or greater from the v4.1.x-ti branch
sudo apt-get install dsptop

TI OpenCL[9] Support

bb.org: needs linux kernel: 4.1.10-ti-r23/4.1.10-ti-rt-r23 or greater from the v4.1.x-ti branch
sudo apt-get install firmware-am57xx-opencl-monitor ti-opencl
examples under: /usr/share/ti/examples/opencl/

What are the recommended power supplies?

DC POWER SUPPLY

BeagleBoard-X15 Mainline Support

U-Boot

As of v2015.01-rc3, mainline u-boot supports the x15 : http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=commit;h=1e4ad74b875f4da91193afffb0bb0db90ec7b886 However for the being use the ti fork:

git clone git://git.ti.com/ti-u-boot/ti-u-boot.git
cd ti-u-boot/
git checkout origin/ti-u-boot-2015.07 -b tmp
make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CC} distclean
make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CC} beagle_x15_defconfig
make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CC}

Kernel

Hardware Enabled Kernel Version Commit
Initial Support 3.19-rc1 5a0f93c6576a83d8d07c1b569641934294439ac0
Dual Ethernet 3.20-rc1 a75dacf8204a8ace6d42a28a157af3cc65ed3ddc
GPIO Fan Control (1) 3.20-rc1 7a03f2c08d62371a6459331036e214bd7288ed10
USB Client (USB2) 3.20-rc1 f60db98eaa67e02915f01e11933501127bc004b0
726806ad9ba10f8ba8d26ba8154d98a7c9b89a12
HDMI Example Example
Audio Example Example

1: kernel: CONFIG_SENSORS_TMP102 & CONFIG_SENSORS_GPIO_FAN

echo enabled > /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/mode

BeagleBoard-X15 Firmware

dra7-ipu2-fw.xem4

This firmware was found in the meta-ti tree: http://arago-project.org/git/meta-ti.git?p=meta-ti.git;a=tree;f=recipes-bsp/ipumm-fw

bb.org: debian wheezy/jessie images:
sudo apt-get install ipumm-dra7xx-installer

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