BeagleBone Green Wireless is an Alternative to The Raspberry Pi 3
SeedStudio is upgrading its line of single board computers with the introduction of SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless which is a massive upgrade to the previously launched model. This board will be the first version from the company to come equipped with an onboard Wifi.
The new board features a built-in 2.4 GHz Wireless module（2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), making it a great alternative to the much talked about Raspberry Pi 3 SBC.
With the inbuilt WiFi technology coupled with Bluetooth Low Energy both of which are built directly into the board, the new SeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless SBC offers engineers and IoT enthusiast a great piece of hardware to get a lot of their work done with little hassle.
“Take Home Control Gateway, for example, it can be used as the remote of a wide range of TVs, media devices and more – you connect with it over Bluetooth to control everything from your phone,” say the SeeedStudio engineers. “SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green Wireless is the second product in partnership between Seed and BeagleBoard.org.”with a built-in 2.4 GHz TI WiLinkTM8 module with two antenna solutions to provide Wi-Fi support, which features AP (Access Point) and STA (Station) mode of communication, which is very useful in wireless LAN networking.
Driver installation isn’t required when the board is connected to WiFi and it also the Bluetooth implementation complies with the Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) standard for audio control in automation projects, supporting stereo-quality audio transmission.
The board is powered by AM3358 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM, 4GB 8-bit eMMC onboard flash storage, 3D graphics accelerator, NEON floating-point accelerator, two PRU 32-bit microcontrollers, four USB 2.0 ports, as well as two 46 pin headers.
You can buy the board here for $44.90