PandaBoard - Low-Cost Mobile Software Development Platform

PandaBoard is a one-of-a-kind, low cost, open mobile software development platform that enables fast, easy and highly extensible development. A robust, fully-engaged community of Linux-focused experts supports the board via the dedicated site online, PandaBoard.org.

PandaBoard ES

PandaBoard ESPandaBoard ES: Next Generation Open OMAP™ 4 mobile development platform!

PandaBoard ES delivers extra MIPS with upto 1.2 GHz Dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ performance, enabling software developers access to an open OMAP4460 processor-based development platform.  In addition to all the existing features of the OMAP4430 processor-based PandaBoard, the PandaBoard ES also has a DSI expansion header, Bluetooth® low energy-capable WiLink™ 6.0 combo connectivity module and a switch to control bootorder.

Like the original PandaBoard, the PandaBoard ES is ideal for the development and enhancement of feature-rich mobile platforms and products, PandaBoard can support various Linux-based operating systems such as Android, Chrome and Ubuntu.

Additional information about the board and its technology capabilities can be found at pandaboard.org, where you can also gain access to a growing, active development community.

OMAP4460 Processor :
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ with SMP
  • Full HD (1080p) multi-standard video encode/decode
  • Imagination Technologies’ POWERVR™ SGX540 384 MHz Graphics Core
    • 25% Increase in Graphics Performance over OMAP4430
    • Supports all major API's including OpenGL® ES v2.0, OpenGL ES v1.1, OpenVG v1.1 and EGL v1.3
Memory:
  • 1 GB low power DDR2 RAM
  • Full size SD/MMC card cage with Support for High Speed & High Capacity SD cards
Display:
  • HDMI v1.3 Connector (Type A)
  • DVI-D Connector
  • Simultaneous display of both HDMI and DVI-D with independent content
Connectivity:
  • Texas Instruments WiLink™ 6.0 module
    • WLAN 802.11 bgn
    • Bluetooth® with BLE support
  • Onboard 10/100 802.3u Ethernet
Interfaces:
  • 1x USB 2.0 HS OTG port
  • 2x USB 2.0 HS Host ports
  • 1x RS-232 DB-9 UART
Expansion:
  • General purpose expansion header (I2C, GPMC, USB, MMC, DSS, ETM)
  • Camera expansion header
  • LCD expansion header
    • Parallel RGB24 support
    • DSI support
Audio:
  • 3.5" Stereo Audio in/out
  • HDMI Audio out
Debug:
  • JTAG
  • 2 Debug LEDs (configurable)
  • SYSCONFIG Boot Order Switches
Dimensions:
  • Height: 4.5" (114.3 mm)
  • Width:  4.0" (101.6 mm)
  • Weight: 81.5 gram / 2.88 oz

PandaBoard

PandaBoardIdeal for the development and enhancement of feature-rich mobile platforms and products, PandaBoard can support various Linux-based operating systems such as Android, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.

PandaBoard is based on the OMAP4430 applications processor from Texas Instruments, which features the dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ (each core running up to 1 GHz). The OMAP™ 4 platform is one of the first dual-core, Cortex-A9-based architectures on the market, and employs symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) for higher performance and better power efficiency. What’s more, the OMAP 4 technology enables rich multimedia capabilities to create the exciting user experience mobile device consumers crave.

Additional information about the board and its technology capabilities can be found at pandaboard.org, the website where you can also gain access to a growing, active development community.

Technical Specs

Memory:
  • 1 GB low power DDR RAM
  • Full size SD/MMC card cage with Support for High-Speed & High-Capacity SD cards
Display:
  • HDMI v1.3 Connector (Type A) to drive HD displays
  • DVI-D Connector (can drive a 2nd display in simultaneous)
  • LCD expansion header
Connectivity:
  • Onboard 10/100 Ethernet
Debug:
  • JTAG
  • UART/RS-232
  • 2 status LEDs (configurable)
  • 1x  GPIO button
Currently Supported Distributions:
  • Android
  • Ubuntu
  • Ångström minimal filesystem
Core Logic:
  • OMAP4430 applications processor
Expansion:
  • 1x USB 2.0 High-Speed On-The-Go port
  • 2x USB 2.0 High-Speed host ports
  • General purpose expansion header (I2C, GPMC, USB, MMC, DSS, ETM)
  • Camera expansion header
Audio:
  • 3.5" Audio in/out
  • HDMI Audio out
Wireless Connectivity:
  • 802.11n (based on Wi Link™ 6.0)
  • Bluetooth® (based on Wi Link™ 6.0)
Dimensions:
  • Height: 4.5" (114.3 mm)
  • Width: 4.0" (101.6 mm)
  • Weight: 2.6 oz (74 grams)

Associated Products

Additional hardware and software development options are available for the OMAP applications processors, including evaluation modules, development kits, and TI and third party application software. Digi-Key also offers the following peripheral devices found useful to extend or develop with the PandaBoard:

Cables & Adapters

 

Connectors

Keyboard & Mouse

Related Products:

Disclaimer: Please note: PandaBoard is intended to be used as a platform for mobile software development and OMAP™ 4 processors are intended for high-volume wireless OEMs and ODMs. OMAP and WiLink are trademarks of Texas Instruments.