Seeed a Shenzhen-based open hardware manufacturer recently announced a credit-card-sized RISC-V single-board computer (SBC) named as BeagleV. This SBC is designed in such a way that it can run on Linux OS.
This new SBC BeagleV is a result of the collaboration between two famous vendors named as the BeagleBoard.org and Seeed. BeagleBoard.org is the Michigan-based non-profit that powers the famous eponymous series. A series of open SBCs that comes with RISC-V expertise from Shanghai-based StarFive from China.
In a press release both the companies noted that the new SBC BeagleV pushes the open-source to a remarkable next level. Moreover, it gives its developers wide more freedom and power to design and innovate industry supervising solutions. And these all in a reasonable introductory price of $149. Well, they also said that if this price looks higher then it will be followed by lower-cost variants in successive releases.
On Developer’s Ground
In the early access version, a dual-core 64-bit SiFive RISC-V U74 processor is used by the system-on-a-chip (SoC). A processor that has an L2 cache of 2MB and is time clocked at a frequency of 1 GHz.
Moreover, the companies trust this combination that can be said the future face of SBCs. The combination also includes 8GB of LPDDR4 memory that undoubtedly makes the board ideal pick for all AI and computer vision applications.
Talking about its video support the BeagleV has a dedicated hardware encoder/decoder which allows it to freely process H.264 and H.265 4k videos at a refresh rate of 60fps.
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