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Linux-friendly Beagle Fetches $150

Jul 28, 2008, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Jason Kridner, director of open system design at TI, says the Beagle board offers a very user-friendly way to explore the capabilities of the A8 architecture, as well as the C64x DSP, for which a free compiler and open source codecs are available. For development on-the-go, the board can be powered by a laptop's USB port, and it comes with an "unbrickable" boot ROM, he observed. "There are four boot options supported in the OMAP ROM itself. The default is to boot from NAND flash, MC/SD, USB, then serial. But, the 'user' button boots from NAND flash last," Kridner said."

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