Newly launched SBC BeagleV Fire now available from Farnell
Farnell has introduced a new product to its array of single-board computers (SBC) with the debut of BeagleV-Fire SBC from BeagleBoard.org, a forerunner in the field of open-source SBCs that strives to make the RISC-V architecture more accessible.
Powered by Microchip's PolarFire FCVG484E 5x core RISC-V System on Chip (SoC) with integrated FPGA fabric, the BeagleV-Fire enriches the BeagleBoard.org BeagleV series. This board offers robust capabilities within a compact design and diverse I/O interfaces, rendering it suitable for a range of uses, from Internet of Things (IoT) applications to robotics, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems.
Romain Soreau, Head of Single Board Computing at Farnell, commented: “The BeagleV-Fire represents a significant advancement for the BeagleBoard.org Foundation and its users. The platform provides developers, enthusiasts, and researchers with unparalleled opportunities to delve into RISC-V technology, and it is anticipated to become a highly favoured option.”
The BeagleV-Fire SBC has the following features and specifications:
- RISC-V CPU: 4x 64-bit RV64GC application cores and 1x 64-bit RV64IMAC monitor/boot core with a performance score of 3.125 CoreMarks/MHz and 1.714 DMIPS/MHz
- FPGA: 23K logic elements, 68 Math blocks, and 4 SerDes lanes with a speed of 12.7Gbps
- Memory: 16GB eMMC from Kingston, 2GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a microSD card slot
- Networking: Gigabit ethernet and M.2 Key E with support for 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi modules.
- Connectivity: USB Type-C and Serial debug port
- Expansion: High-speed SYZYGY interface, 22-pin CSI connector, and BeagleBone compatible 92-pin header pins
- Open-Source Design: Adherence to open-source hardware principles allows user access and modification of the board’s design and firmware
- Linux Compatibility: Comes with Ubuntu pre-installed
Christine Long, CEO of BeagleBoard.org, stated: "With BeagleV-Fire, our second production BeagleV board available globally, BeagleBoard.org reaffirms its commitment to introducing design engineers to pivotal, emerging technologies. The board facilitates a range of applications from FPGA and Linux-based 64-bit RISC-V development to edge AI and extended-range wireless solutions. BeagleBoard.org offers a comprehensive portfolio and an active community, bolstered by educational resources at docs.beagleboard.org and a collaborative forum at forum.beagleboard.org. The BeagleV-Fire is a crucial element of our portfolio, fostering collaborative efforts in silicon design within the Beagle community, marking an exciting time to engage with us."
The primary objective of the BeagleBoard.org Foundation is to educate and foster collaboration among those interested in open-source software and hardware for embedded computing. The community offers a platform for the development of physical computing solutions through open-source collaboration, which includes a diverse array of projects from robotics to industrial controls. BeagleBoard SBCs are ideally suited for crafting open-source hardware applications across both domestic and commercial automation systems as well as AI.