BeagleY-AI Pinout


Orientate your BeagleY-AI with the GPIO on the right and the HDMI port(s) on the left.

(*) Denotes pins that differ in functionality on BeagleY-AI as compared to Raspberry Pi 4/5

I2C - Inter Integrated Circuit

GPIO 2 and GPIO 3 - BeagleY-AI's I2C1 pins - allow for two-wire communication with a variety of external sensors and devices.

The I2C pins include a fixed 2.2 kΩ pull-up resistor to 3.3v. They are not suitable for use as general purpose IO where a pull-up might interfere.

I2C is a multi-drop bus, multiple devices can be connected to these same two pins. Each device has its own unique I2C address.

You can verify the address of connected I2C peripherals with a simple one-liner:

sudo apt-get install i2c-tools
sudo i2cdetect -y 1

You can then access I2C from Python using the smbus library:

import smbus
bus = smbus.SMBus(DEVICE_BUS)
bus.write_byte_data(DEVICE_ADDR, 0x00, 0x01)

On BeagleY-AI, GPIO 0 and GPIO 1 are shared by the PMIC, Core Rail DCDC converter, Board ID EEPROM and External RTC and exposed as I2C0 - while they can be used as an alternate I2C bus, this is actively discouraged unless you are an advanced user and know what you're doing.

(*) BeagleY-AI can make an additional I2C interface available (I2C4) via Header Pins 15 and 22 respectively.