BeagleV® Ahead


  • BeagleV® Ahead, an awesome open-source RISC-V Single Board Computer from BeagleBoard®
  • Familiar BeagleBone Black form factor, with the same P8 & P9 cape header pins so you can stack your favorite BeagleBone cape right on top
  • Based on TH1520, a quad-core 64-bit RISC-V SoC its powerful and packs a punch while still being cost-effective
  • Open-source design
  • Linux-compatible

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Check out the BeagleV® Ahead, an awesome open-source RISC-V Single Board Computer (SBC) in the familiar BeagleBone Black form factor. Benefitting from the same P8 & P9 cape header pins as the BeagleBone Black, you can stack your favorite BeagleBone cape on top to add more cool stuff. BeagleV® Ahead packs a punch with its powerful quad-core RISC-V processor, making it a pocket-sized computer that’s affordable and perfect for developers, hobbyists, and researchers who want to dive into RISC-V technology and tinker around.


This innovative SBC is based on TH1520, a quad-core 64-bit RISC-V SoC from T-Head, and it’s taking the RISC-V ecosystem to the next level by offering accessibility, performance, and flexibility like never before.

What makes the BeagleV® Ahead awesome?

Well, first off, it’s compact but still packs a punch in terms of performance. It’s got a bunch of I/O interfaces, making it perfect for all sorts of applications like IoT devices, robotics, AI, and embedded systems. Here are some key features and specs of the BeagleV® Ahead SBC that make it stand out:

  • RISC-V CPU: Alibaba T-Head TH1520 quad-core RISC-V Xuantie C910 (RV64GCV) processor clocked at 1.85GHz, Xuantie C906 audio DSP, low power Xuantie E902 core, 50 GFLOPS Imagination 3D GPU, and 4 TOPS NPU
  • Storage: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 16GB eMMC storage, and a microSD expansion slot.
  • Networking: 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi, Bluetooth 5.2, and Gigabit Ethernet.
  • Connectivity: microHDMI, USB3 (5Gbps) microAB (host/device), and Serial debug.
  • Add-on board expansion: mikroBUS shuttle (UART/I2C/SPI/ADC/PWM/GPIO), 2xCSI, DSI, and BeagleBone compatible 92-pin cape header pins.
  • Open-Source Design: The BeagleV® Ahead follows the principles of open-source hardware, which means you can access and modify the board’s design and firmware. This encourages collaboration and innovation within the RISC-V community, which is pretty awesome.
  • Linux-Compatible: Linux lovers rejoice! The BeagleV® Ahead comes with Yocto pre-installed right out of the box. Plus, there are working prototypes of Ubuntu and Fedora available. So you’ll feel right at home with a familiar and robust development environment.

So, if you’re into exploring the world of RISC-V technology, the BeagleV® Ahead is a fantastic choice. It’s powerful, versatile, and gives you the freedom to customize and experiment to your heart’s content.

What’s included?

  • BeagleV® Ahead board
  • One (1) 2.4GHz/5GHz antenna to use WiFi
  • microUSB OTG cable
  • Quick-start card

 Technical specifications

Processor T-Head TH1520 (quad-core Xuantie C910 processor)
Memory 4GB LPDDR4
Storage 16GB eMMC
WiFi/Bluetooth PHY: AP6203BM

Antennas: 2.4GHz & 5GHz

Ethernet PHY: Realtek RTL8211F-VD-CG Gigabit Ethernet phy

Connector: integrated magnetics RJ-45

microUSB 3.0 Connectivity: USB OTG, Flash support

Power: Input: 5V @ <To-Do>, Output: 5V @ <To-Do>

HDMI Transmitter: TH1520 Video out system

Connector: Mini HDMI

Other connectors microSD


CSI connector compatible with BeagleBone AI-64, Raspberry Pi Zero / CM4 (22-pin)

DSI connector









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