"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."