Is The BeagleBone Black Wireless Discontuined?

For a project I’ve been working on, I’ve converted a BeagleBone Black wireless board to a different form factor, removing any components of the system I didn’t need. Once I tried to print and populate the board, I found that several components such as the SD card reader and importantly, the HDMI controller have been discontinued permanently. Does Beaglebone still manufacture these boards, and if so. How?

Hi @Crazycolbster , yeap, the BeagleBone Black Wireless needs a new PCB design… We found a new microSD cage, that was used in Rev C3 of the base BeagleBone Black… GitHub - beagleboard/beaglebone-black: Design and Document files for the BeagleBone Black from BeagleBoard.org

Yeap, the HDMI encoder went EOL, we did a last time buy, so we should be good for awhile. We are looking at options. Sadly the best HDMI option SIL9022A needs patches for our oldest of old images…

edit sil9021a → sil9022a

Regards,

That’s unfortunate, but good to know. Thanks!

As a side question, I couldn’t find anything when I googled “SIL9021A”. Do you by chance know where I could find a datasheet for that?

Sorry it helps i type the correct part… Updated…

and linux driver…

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/sii902x.c

if you don’t need audio, the other options is:

TFP410 (video only)

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/ti-tfp410.c

Regards,

Speaking of discontinued or hard to get.

https://www.hackster.io/news/sequent-microsystems-beagle-pi-raspberry-pi-emulator-offers-a-stopgap-for-shortages-eb0c4d48b8d2

Anyone have comments on how well this might work? I have several beagles that are back in their kennel, barking a lot and very bored.

John



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Sorry it helps i type the correct part… Updated…

and linux driver…

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/sii902x.c

if you don’t need audio, the other options is:

TFP410 (video only)

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/ti-tfp410.c

Regards,

I’ve personally backed that project, i was kinda expecting more users would do the same.

Regards,

Hello Sir,

@RobertCNelson , does this put a damper on already mfg. boards that one may own or find out in userland?

Seth

P.S. I am asking b/c I found my board(s), the BBBW, are working well and they do not have any faults so far due to ideas in this post.

I’m confused… Are you asking if an EOL part will cause breakage on existing finished boards in the hands of users and current shipping images?

Regards,

Hello,

@RobertCNelson , yes sir. I know the parts are obsolete now but does this control any aspect to already, “existing finished” boards in my hands?

Seth

Hi @silver2row , i’m really confused on what you want me to do…

The NXP HDMI encoder went EOL, they stopped making them…

You have a board with the part that works today, it worked yesterday, it’ll work tomorrow…

What “exactly” are you asking me to do?

At some point, “new” boards will show up with a replacement HDMI encoder, that’s it… Future boards will ‘eventually’ need a replacement HDMI encoder. Your board that works today, will not magically stop working because we needed to replace part… (that would be very bad)…

Regards,

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Hello @RobertCNelson ,

Nothing sir. I do not expect you to do anything. I was just wondering.

Seth