VirtualBreadboard(VBB) is for designing and testing embedded software in high-level interactive circuit simulations and rapidly prototyping hardware from those designs.
Virtual Breadboard – Test Embedded Systems
Compared to other simulators many people find the high level approach taken VBB easier to use and much faster to model and test out new ideas and circuit variations.
VBB electronic circuit components are modeled at the function block level and are wired together to create a real-time interactive circuit simulation representing the whole embedded application.
VBB does not use SPICE. SPICE is better suited to subcircuit designs whereas VBB is concerned with merging multiple subcircuits treating each subcircuit as a self contained function block.
The Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single-board computer based on Texas Instruments OMAP35x processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A8 core.
Beagle Board – Create Open Embedded Devices
The USB-powered Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single board computer that unleashes laptop-like performance and expandability without the bulk, expense, or noise of typical desktop machines.
BeagleBone Black – Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.
OMAP3530 processor highlights:
Over 1,200 Dhrystone MIPS using the superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 with highly accurate branch prediction and 256KB L2 cache running at up to 600MHz. HD video capable TMS320C64x+ DSP for versatile signal processing at up to 430MHz.
Buy a BeagleBoard at Digikey
Some Projects on BB
beaglelab – BeagleLAB is an Embedded Developer’s Workbench
BeagleBot – Beagle powered robot – A small experimental robot with Beagle Board as it’s heart.