Next step of Arduino – Raspberry Pi,CubieBoard and more

Posted by: Chao Category: Arduino Comments: 2

Next step of Arduino – Raspberry Pi,CubieBoard and more

A long time ago, Earth was ruled by dinosaurs. Then they died and we began to play with Motorola HC11.
These were prehistoric times, when debugging involved an oscilloscope. (Yes, I am that old.)

Then Massimo Banzi invented a new single boardArduino.

And everyone was happy. At last, prototyping was easy, cheap, and fast.

Then the unexpected happened: David Braben invented the Raspberry Pi. Everyone became happier. Prototyping became easier, cheaper, and faster.

The story does not end here: now we have CubieBoardGooseberryAPC RockOLinuXino,Hackberry A10et caetera.

Each one of them is different. Here is how:

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Board name Price Version Licence Community Docs Processor Clock Speed SoC GPU RAM Memory Max Memory GPIO Analog In Analog Out USB USB host Ethernet Wifi HDMI VGA Video out SD µSD Audio out Audio Line In Mic. In Sata Infrared Linux Android Android Play Store
Arduino Uno $27 20€ Rev 3 CC BY-SA 2.5 HugeHugeHuge Very Good ATmega328 16Mhz / / 2KB 32KB 32KB 14 6 No 1 Optional Optional Optional No No LCD out via GPIO Optional Optional Via GPIO No No No Via GPIO No No No
Arduino Due $53 39€ Rev 1 CC BY-SA 2.5 Growing Very Good AT91SAM3X8E 85MHz / / 96KB 512KB 512KB 54 12 2 1 1 Optional Optional No No LCD out via GPIO Optional Optional Via GPIO No No No Via GPIO No No No
Raspberry Pi, model B $35 26€ Rev 2 ? HugeHugeHuge OK ARM11 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 VideoCore IV 512MB None 32GB via SD 26 No No 2 No Yes Optional Yes No Composite Yes Yes No No No No Yes Not stable No
CubieBoard $49 36€ Rev 1 ? Growing OK ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Mali-400 1GB 4GB NAND flash 32GB via SD 96 No No 2 1 Yes Optional Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gooseberry $63 46€ Rev 1 ? Growing OK ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Mali-400 ? 4GB NAND flash 32GB via SD None No No 0 1 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Possible Yes ?
APC Rock $79 59€ Rev 1 ? Growing OK ARM Cortex-A9 800MHz Wondermedia Prizm WM9950 ARM Mali-400 512MB 4GB NAND flash 32GB via SD 24 No No 2 1 Yes Optional Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No Possible Yes No
A13 OLinuXino Wifi $74 55€ Rev. E CC BY-SA 3.0 Growing Very Good ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Allwinner A13 ARM Mali-400 512MB 4GB NAND flash 32GB via SD 68/74 No No 3 1 Via UEXT Modules Yes No Yes LCD Out Yes Yes No Yes No No ? Yes ?
A10 OlinuXino ? ? TBA CC BY-SA 3.0 Growing ? ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Mali-400 1GB 4GB NAND flash 32GB via SD 132 No No 2 1 Yes Optional Yes Yes LCD Out Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes ?
Hackberry A10 $65 48€ Rev 1 ? Growing OK ARM Cortex-A8 1.2GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Mali-400 1GB 4GB NAND flash 32GB via SD None No No 2 0 Yes Yes Yes No Composite Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?

If you want to play it safe, you should probably go with an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi.
If you are more audacious, it will depend on your need.
I like the CubieBoard a lot, even if its GPIO pins are 2mm (really painful…) instead of the usual 2.54mm (1/10 inch).
The A10 OlinuXino seems to be very promising.

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  • SoreEyes Reply

    udoo board is an Arduino compatible, ARM powered Linux board. Check it out: http://www.udoo.org

    May 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm
  • poulbran Reply

    Never seen a Hackberry before this, thanks for the info!

    September 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

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