BeagleY®-AI: Making Computers Open Again

BeagleY®-AI helps users find open-source hardware, cutting-edge AI, community, and fun, all in one place! BeagleY®-AI combines a powerful-yet-efficient AI vision processor, flexible multimedia interfaces,  wired and wireless connectivity to put intelligent robotics, automation, user interface designs within reach—right out of the box.® Foundation announces the new BeagleY®- AI.  BeagleY®-AI is making learning, building, and deploying open-source AI hardware fun and accessible. Featuring a high-efficiency AM67A AI vision processor from Texas Instruments, BeagleY®-AI enables up to 4 TOPS of deep learning performance and simplifies the design of fanless facial recognition, touchless HMIs, and real-time automation projects for makers, hobbyists, students, and professional developers alike.  

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BeagleY-AI® is based on the new AM67A AI vision processor from Texas Instruments. The processor features four 64-bit Arm®Cortex®-A53 CPU cores with clock speeds up to 1.4 GHz, two general-purpose C7x DSPs and two Matrix Accelerators (MMAs) that enable up to 4 TOPS of deep learning performance, a vision processing accelerator with ISP,  GPU cores, and multiple Arm Cortex-R5 cores for low power, low-latency GPIO control. Users can maximize this compute via high-speed PCIe , USB3 interfaces and flexible multimedia I/Os to enable cost-effective multi-camera, multi-display system designs.

BeagleY-AI’s 40-pin expansion header enables breadboard- and solder-free system prototyping with countless compatible sensors, actuators, and connectivity add-ons. And as an open-source design, professional and advanced users are also free to modify the hardware to take control of the supply chain, manufacturing, and build derivatives that are cost-, size-, and use case-optimized.     

Suitable for Numerous Industrial Applications     

BeagleY®-AI users get started quickly and ramp AI performance to full throttle in applications such as:

  • Robotics
  • Factory and Building Automation
  • Test & Measurement
  • Medical
  • Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) 
  • Intelligent Vision
    • Image Classification
    • Object Detection

Full-featured Processor  for Today’s Embedded AI Workloads

  • Texas Instruments AM67A Arm-based vision processor
    • Quad-core 64-bit Arm®Cortex®-A53 CPU subsystem at 1.4GHz
    • Dual general-purpose C7x DSP with Matrix Multiply Accelerator (MMA) capable of 4 TOPs
    • Arm Cortex-R5 subsystem for low-latency I/O and control
    • GPU, video and vision accelerators, and other specialized processing capability
  • Memory
    • 4GB LPDDR4
    • microSD card socket
    • Board identifier EEPROM
  • Networking
    • BM3301 module
    • WiFi 6 (IEEE802.11ax)
    • Bluetooth® 5.4 with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE)
    • Gigabit Ethernet with power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) support via add-on
  • 3 Simultaneous Displays
    • microHDMI
    • OLDI (LVDS) with touchscreen support
    • MIPI-DSI with touchscreen support (muxed with MIPI-CSI)
  • Other I/O
    • PCI-Express® Gen3 x 1 interface (requires external adapter)
    • 4x USB3 (5Gbps) type-A host ports
    • 1x USB2 (480Mbps) type-C device port and power input
    • 40-pin expansion header
    • Fan power and control connector
  • Debug
    • 3-pin JST-SH console UART
    • 10-pin TAG-CONNECT JTAG header


BeagleY®-AI is available for order at .  Be  one of the first to get the open source BeagleY-AI shipping late May early June. For detailed documentation or more information, visit 

“We are excited to launch Beagle®Y-AI as a an open-source board. This is an exciting step forward in BeagleBoard’s mission to expand the open-source hardware ecosystem. By providing a platform that encourages collaboration and learning, BeagleY®-AI has the potential to empower individuals and professionals to develop open designs and contribute to the broader community.” stated  Christine Long, CEO of Foundation

About® Foundation –® Foundation founded in 2007 is focused on developing open-source hardware platforms that foster innovation and collaboration.® has a rich history of creating accessible, versatile, and powerful single board computers, enabling developers, hobbyists, and professionals to bring their ideas to life.

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