BeagleBone AI is here!® Launches BeagleBone® AI, Offering a Fast Track to Getting Started with Artificial Intelligence at the Edge

ROCHESTER, Mich., Sept.19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The® Foundation today announces general availability of the newest, fastest, most powerful® BeagleBone® low cost development board yet, and it’s driving a whole new AI revolution. Built on our proven open source Linux approach, BeagleBone® AI fills the gap between small single board computers (SBCs) and more powerful industrial computers. Leveraging the Texas Instruments Sitara™ AM5729 processor, developers have access to powerful machine learning capabilities with the ease of the BeagleBone® Black header and mechanical compatibility.

BeagleBone® AI makes it easy to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can be used in everyday life. Through BeagleBone® AI, developers can take advantage of the TI C66x digital-signal-processor (DSP) cores and embedded-vision-engine (EVE) cores on the Sitara AM5729 processor. Machine learning is supported by an optimized TI Deep Learning (TIDL) software framework and pre-installed software tools. Downloading and running the latest examples of edge inference algorithms and applications is only a few clicks away.

“This board is the answer to our community’s request to see the next major advancement in the BeagleBone® family” says Jason Kridner, co-founder of the® Foundation. “Its feature set is jam packed and offers capabilities unparalleled by any other single board computer, open hardware or not.”

BeagleBone® AI has a feature set that includes:

  • BeagleBone® Black mechanical and header compatibility

    • Works with existing® BeagleBone® cape add-on boards and many available third-party cape add-on boards and enclosures
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB on-board eMMC flash with a high-speed interface

  • USB Type-C for power and superspeed dual-role controller; and USB Type-A host

  • Gigabit Ethernet, 2.4/5GHz WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE

  • microHDMI video and audio output

  • Zero-download out-of-box software experience

  • TI Sitara™ AM5729 processor with:

    • Dual 1.5GHz Arm® Cortex®-A15 microprocessor subsystem

    • 2 C66x Floating-Point VLIW DSPs

    • 4 Embedded Vision Engines (EVEs) supported by the TIDL software framework library for machine learning

    • 2x Dual-Core Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) subsystems (4 PRUs total) for ultra-low latency control and software generated peripherals

    • 2x Dual Arm® Cortex®-M4 co-processors for real-time control and subsystem management

    • IVA-HD subsystem with support for 4K at 15fps H.264 encode/decode and other codecs at 1080p60

    • Vivante® GC320 2D graphics accelerator

    • Dual-Core PowerVR® SGX544™ 3D GPU

“We believe this board will excel in everyday automation in industrial, commercial and home applications” stated Christine Long, Executive Director of the® Foundation. “And at an extremely competitive price point we’ve made this board available to everyone. It’s an industry game changer.”

BeagleBone® AI is available to buy as a standalone board, heat sink and antenna included, from’s® key distribution partners. Visit


I saw that yesterday online at Mouser. Today, the email showed up. Nice!


P.S. I think you guys out-did yourselves. We shall see. Time to save a bit and then splurge on a nice, new board. Yea boy!

Went to Mouser and bought one!

Now to teach that AI to make me more money…

Mine is on the way.

Just bought one from Mouser few days ago, and experiencing overheating issue when startup, anyone else having the same problem?

Pretty much everyone is having this issue. I put a fan on mine, it keeps it below 60°C .

(I carefully pried off the mounted heatsink, and stuck this on.)

All you need is some air flow over the board/heatsinks. I just stick mine in front of a 20" box fan and it’s fine. I’d assume a much smaller house fan would work fine as well.

As I said here

Several people updated their OS and the overheating started (the processor speed slow down on high temp stops working, maybe).

I have been informed the RLYCPE-BBBCAPE 4 relay cape originally made for the BeagleBone Black
is not compatible with the AI. Is there someone who could verify this?