BeagleBoneRegistered AI - Fast Track for Embedded Machine Learning

Part Number:BBONE-AI

BeagleBone® AI, a new addition to the® BeagleBone® family, is a high-end Single Board Computer aimed at developers interested in implementing machine-learning and computer vision with simplicity.

BeagleBone® AI is the most powerful BeagleBone® ever developed with dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 running at 1.5 GHz, 16GB on-board eMMC flash, a SuperSpeed USB Type-C interface, Gigabit Ethernet and dual band wireless connectivity. BeagleBone® AI simplify the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in daily application via the TI C66x digital-signal-processor (DSP) cores, two dual-core ARM Cortex-M4 co-processors for real-time control, two dual-core Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) subsystems and four Embedded Vision Engines(EVEs) supported through an optimized TIDL machine learning OpenCL API with pre-installed tools. The BeagleBone® AI also has an additional dual-core PowerVR SGX544 3D GPU and a Vivante GC320 2D graphics accelerator. Focused on everyday automation in industrial, commercial and home applications.

BeagleBone® AI comes in a similar form-fact as BeagleBone® Black and compatible with many BeagleBone® Cape add-on boards make it easy to extend the functionality.


  • TI AM5729 Dual Core ARM Cortex-A15 processor running at 1.5GHz
  • Dual C66 DSP, Four ARM Cortex-M4, Four PRU and Four Embedded Vision Engine
  • Four Programmable Real-time Units (PRUs)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM and 16GB on-board eMMC Flash
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, 2.4/5GHz WiFi, and Bluetooth
  • USB Type-C for power and superspeed dual-role controller
  • USB type-A host
  • Audio & Video: microHDMI
  • Headers compatible with manyBeagleBone® Cape add-on boards
  • Zero-download out-of-box software experience


Processor & Co-Processors:

  • Main Processor Features of the AM5729 Within BeagleBone® AI
  • Dual 1.5GHz ARM® Cortex®-A15 with out-of-order speculative issue 3-way superscalar execution pipeline for the fastest execution of existing 32-bit code
  • 2 C66x Floating-Point VLIW DSP supported by OpenCL
  • 4 Embedded Vision Engines (EVEs) supported by TIDL machine learning library
  • 2x Dual-Core Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) subsystems (4 PRUs total) for ultra low-latency control and software generated peripherals
  • 2x Dual ARM® Cortex®-M4 co-processors for real-time control
  • IVA-HD subsystem with support for 4K @ 15fps H.264 encode/decode and other codecs @ 1080p60
  • Vivante® GC320 2D graphics accelerator
  • Dual-Core PowerVR® SGX544™ 3D GPU
  • 2x46 expansion headers compatible with many BeagleBone® cape add-on boards
    • 16-bit LCD interfaces
    • 4+ UARTs
    • 2 I2C ports
    • 2 SPI ports
    • Lots of PRU I/O pins


  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB on-board eMMC flash


  • USB Type-C connector for power and SuperSpeed dual-role controller
  • USB Type-A high-speed host
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Serial debug header

Wireless Connectivity

  • 11ac 2.4/5GHz WiFi via the AzureWave AW-CM256SM
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and Bluetooth Low Energy via the AzureWave AW-CM256SM

Out of Box Software

  • Zero-download out of box software environment
  • Self-hosted web IDE with local compilers, libraries and examples
  • Debian distribution (initially version 9.9, 10.0 available)
  • Linux kernel support (initially 4.14, with 4.19 and 5.2 available)
  • Connectivity via USB gadget (network/serial), WiFi access point and station, Ethernet, and serial debug header

Ships With

  • BeagleBone® AI Board
    • Pre-mounted heatsink and antenna
    • Pre-programmed with a Linux distribution, developers can get up and running in 5-minutes
  • Quick Start Guide

Required Tools

Accessory Tools


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