Review the BeagleV-Ahead Single Board Computer

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Are you ready to dive into the new RISC-V ISA? We have the perfect platform for your experiments, the BeagleV-Ahead, featuring a powerful quad-core RISC-V processor.


BeagleV®-Ahead is an open-source RISC-V single board computer (SBC) with BeagleBone Black cape header pins allowing you to stack your favorite BeagleBone cape to expand its capability. Featuring a powerful quad-core RISC-V processor, BeagleV®-Ahead is designed as an affordable RISC-V enabled pocket-size computer for anybody who wants to dive deep into the new RISC-V ISA. BeagleV-Ahead is built around T-Head TH1520 RISC-V SoC, with a quad-core Xuantie C910 processor clocked at 1.85GHz with a 4 TOPS NPU, support for 64-bit DDR, and audio processing using a single core C906.


  • 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
  • Ethernet: PHY: Realtek RTL8211F-VD-CG Gigabit Ethernet phy; Connector: integrated magnetics RJ-45
  • microUSB 3.0: Connectivity: USB OTG, Flash support; Power: Input: 5V, Output: 5V
  • HDMI: Transmitter: TH1520 Video out system; connector: micro-HDMI (type-D); microSD; mikroBUS shuttle connector (I2C/UART/SPI/ADC/PWM/GPIO)
  • Other Connectors: 2 x CSI connector compatible with BeagleBone AI-64, Raspberry Pi Zero / CM4 (22-pin); DSI connector


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