Beaglebone Green (Short as BBG) is a joint effort by Beaglebone.org and Seeed Studio and it was derived from Beaglebone Black (Short as BBB). If you ever heard of BBB, you may know that BBB was the most popular board in the Beaglebone board family. It is much cheaper than previous version while inherits all the good features of Beaglebone. BBG is better than BBB, we have kept almost all the good features of BBB such as the tiny size, abundant interface and strong expansibility, while at the same changed it a bit to make it more powerful.
The main change is replacing the HDMI interface with 2 Grove connectors. Grove is a great invention by Seeed, it is a modular standardized connector prototyping system by which you are able to build applications without soldering and jump wires. With the rapid development of the grove system, more and more sensors, actuators, displays are joining in the grove family, all of them are integrated the standard grove connector, so that you can connect the BBG to them with a simple cable. So far we have produced more than 30 Groves that work well with BBG, and the number is increasing. Apart from that, we also changed the 5V barrel to be micro USB host, so that you can power the board more conveniently.
Grove - RTC is not compatible with Beaglebone Green as it requires 5V.
Despite of the changes we made, BBG(Beaglebone Green) is still fully compatible with BBB(Beaglebone Black) and applied with all the BBB capes. Even though BBG has all these advantages, we did not increase the price, actually the price of BBG is much cheaper, it may be the most low-cost Beaglebone in history. What we want is to provide a Beaglebone that is not only more powerful and easy-to-use but also reachable to most people. Please don?t hesitate to choose BBG if you need a Beaglebone for your project, I am sure you will like it.
BeagleBone Black VS BeagleBone Green
Check the Compatible License from BeagleBoard.org.
BeagleBone Black (BBB)
SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green (BBG)
|AM3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8||AM3358 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8|
|512MB DDR3 RAM||512MB DDR3 RAM|
|4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage||4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage|
|3D graphics accelerator||3D graphics accelerator|
|NEON floating-point accelerator||NEON floating-point accelerator|
|2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers||2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers|
|USB client for power & communications||USB client for power & communications|
|USB host||USB host|
|2x46 pin headers||2x46 pin headers|
|HDMI port||2x Grove connectors|
** SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green is both CE and FCC certified.
|Dimensions||126mm x 76mm x 24mm|
|CE and FCC certified.|