The Beagle Board project

This project has the goal to port image processing algorithms efficiently on the special hardware of a compact embedded platform named Beagle Board.

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The Beagle Board - isn't it cool?

The Beagle Board is a small (3" by 3") embedded board which combines all the basic functionality of a personal computer with some special extra pros. The biggest advantage is, that the board needs just 2W of power and thus needs no active cooling. The board shelters Texas Instrument's OMAP3530 microcontroller - a so called system on a chip. This microcontroller includes an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, TMS320C64x+ DSP (a fancy digital signal processor which we use especially for the image processing) and an Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX530 GPU to provide accelerated 2D and 3D rendering. The board has usual connectors like USB and HDMI for peripheral devices. We drive Angstrom Linux on the Board - a special linux derivate for embedded systems.

If you want to find out more about the Beagle Board, have a look at: beagleboard.org


People

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Darius Burschka (Robotics and Embedded Systems - institute member)
  • Elmar Mair, M.Sc. (Robotics and Embedded Systems - institute member)
  • Dipl.-Inf. (FH) Felix Ahlborg (Robotics and Embedded Systems - smart student)