In the ever-evolving landscape of single-board computers, the BeagleV®-Ahead emerges as a beacon of innovation, embracing the power and potential of the open-source RISC-V architecture. Designed to enable a new era of exploration and development, this pocket-size computer invites enthusiasts and professionals alike to dive deep into the possibilities offered by RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA).
Unveiling BeagleV®-Ahead: A Glimpse into the Future
At the heart of BeagleV®-Ahead lies the Alibaba T-Head TH1520 System-on-Chip (SoC), a 2GHz quad-core RISC-V 64GC Xuantie C910 processor. This powerhouse boasts a 3-issue 8-execution superscalar architecture with out-of-order issue/completion/retirement, making it a formidable choice for those seeking high-performance computing in a compact form factor.
Key Chipset Features:
- 64KB I and 64KB D L1 per core
- 1MB shared L2 cache
- 4TOPS@INT8 Neural Processing Unit (NPU) @ 1GHz
- 50GFLOPS, 3Mpixel/s Imagination BXM-4-64 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
- 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP)
- Video codecs supporting H.265/H.264 @ 4Kp75 decode and H.265/H.264 @ 4Kp40 encode
Empowering Connectivity and Storage
The BeagleV®-Ahead doesn’t just stop at processing power; it excels in connectivity and storage capabilities. With a dedicated Realtek RTL8211F-VD-CG Gigabit Ethernet PHY and integrated magnetics RJ-45 connector, coupled with WiFi/Bluetooth support (AP6203BM), this SBC ensures seamless networking options.
- Processor: T-Head TH1520 (quad-core Xuantie C910 processor)
- PMIC: DA9063
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4
- Storage: 16GB eMMC
- WiFi/Bluetooth: PHY – AP6203BM, Antennas – 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Versatile Connectivity and Expandability
The BeagleV®-Ahead offers a range of connectors and interfaces, including microUSB 3.0, HDMI (micro-HDMI type-D), microSD, and a mikroBUS shuttle connector supporting I2C, UART, SPI, ADC, PWM, and GPIO. Two CSI connectors compatible with BeagleBone AI-64, Raspberry Pi Zero / CM4 (22-pin), and a DSI connector further enhance the versatility of this board.
Resources for Seamless Development
For those eager to embark on a journey of exploration with BeagleV®-Ahead, a rich set of resources awaits:
- Forum discussion for community engagement
- Super-speed USB3 power/programming cable for efficient connectivity
- Hardware design repository and bug tracker for collaborative development
- Linux repository for software support
- Documentation repository for comprehensive guidance
- Live chat on Discord for real-time discussions and support
Embrace the Future with BeagleV®-Ahead
Whether you are a seasoned developer or an enthusiast eager to explore the possibilities of RISC-V, the BeagleV®-Ahead stands as a testament to the future of open-source single-board computers. With its powerful chipset, versatile connectivity, and a commitment to open collaboration, it invites you to be at the forefront of innovation.
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