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BeagleV-Ahead RISC-V computer from available now under $150®, a leading developer of open-source hardware platforms, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of BeagleV®-Ahead, an innovative single board computer (SBC) based on TH1520, a quad core 64-bit RISC-V SoC from T-Head. This groundbreaking open-source SBC brings a new level of accessibility, performance, and flexibility to the rapidly growing RISC-V ecosystem.

BeagleV®-Ahead is set to revolutionize the world of embedded systems and empower developers and enthusiasts worldwide. It represents a significant milestone in the democratization of computer architecture and open-source hardware development. Built around the powerful and energy-efficient RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), BeagleV®-Ahead offers unparalleled opportunities for developers, hobbyists, and researchers to explore and experiment with RISC-V technology.

With its compact form factor, robust performance, and versatile I/O interfaces, this SBC is well-suited for a variety of applications, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and embedded systems. Some key features and specifications of the BeagleV®-Ahead SBC include:

- RISC-V CPU: Alibaba T-Head TH1520 quad-core RISC-V Xuantie C910 (RV64GCV) processor, 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 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: BeagleV®-Ahead follows the principles of open-source hardware, allowing users to access and modify the board’s design and firmware, promoting collaboration and innovation within the RISC-V community.
- Linux-Compatible: BeagleV®-Ahead comes with Yocto installed out of the box with Ubuntu & Fedora working prototypes available, providing users with a familiar and robust development environment.® has a strong track record of developing open-source hardware platforms, and the launch of BeagleV® Ahead reinforces our commitment to fostering innovation and collaboration within the technology community. BeagleV®-Ahead empowers developers to explore new possibilities, accelerate their projects, and contribute to the advancement of the RISC-V ecosystem.

“We are extremely excited to introduce BeagleV®-Ahead to the world,” said Jason Kridner, Co-Founder of®. “RISC-V is rapidly gaining momentum as a transformative technology, and we believe that BeagleV® Ahead will play a crucial role in its widespread adoption. Our goal is to provide a robust, open-source platform that empowers users to unleash their creativity and develop cutting-edge solutions.”

RISC-V is committed to offering our community a diverse array of hardware and software to innovate. We’re glad another great board is available to help make RISC-V development more accessible,” said Calista Redmond, CEO of RISC-V International. “We’ve already seen strong adoption of RISC-V in the markets that® is targeting, including the IoT and AI, so we look forward to seeing what developers across the globe create with BeagleV®-Ahead.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with on developing a RISC-V core based single board computer (SBC) that encompass high performance SoC from T-Head. [BeagleV®-Ahead] supports various operating systems, including Android Open Source Project and Linux. This collaboration showcases our continuous focus to empower developers worldwide. It initiates the momentum to provide accessible RISC-V compute power to the community. We are thrilled to see more developers explore the capabilities while making a thriving RISC-V ecosystem possible, “said Jianyi Meng, Vice President of T-Head.”

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