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Thursday, September 26, 2013 Raspberry Pi is indeed one magic mini PC, but ever wondered what else could be used in its place? We are sure you know a few alternatives already, but here we bring to you 9 brilliant alternatives of Raspberry Pi. Have a look:

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1. APC Rock: $79, Via Technologies, 800MHz Cortex-A9 Wondermedia

APC integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard that can be connected to a TV or monitor.

APC combines an optimized version of Android with a rich hardware package to deliver the best of the internet to users. With the inclusion of hardware acceleration for the most demanding video formats, the APC delivers stunning HD quality multimedia, either streamed from sites such as YouTube or stored locally and delivers a great gaming experience on a large screen monitor or TV.

Key Features:
- Optimized Android OS
- HD TV support
- Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats
- VGA and HMDI display ports
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- One microSD slot
- One 10/100 Ethernet port
- Audio-out/ Mic-in
- VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC
- 2GB NAND Flash
- 512 DDR3 SDRAM
- 15W power adaptor

2. BeagleBone Black: $45, BeagleBoard.org, 1GHz Cortex-A8 TI Sitara AM3359

BeagleBone Black is a $45 MSRP community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in less than 5 minutes with just a single USB cable.

Key Features:
- 512MB DDR3 RAM
- 2GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
- 3D graphics accelerator
- NEON floating-point accelerator
- 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
- USB client for power & communications
- USB host
- Ethernet
- HDMI
- 2x 46 pin headers
- Compatible with Ångström Linux, Android, Ubuntu, Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library, plus much more

3. Cosmic+: $65, Phytec, 500MHz Cortex-A5 Freescale Vybrid

The Cosmic Board is a richly featured and community-supported development platform for engineers to immediately develop applications with Linux and MQX on Vybrid. The Cosmic Board concept is unique from any other community-supported board because it’s much more than a low cost hobbyist tool. At the center of the Cosmic Board is an industrial rated, production-ready, System on Module (SOM).

Key Features:

- phyCORE-Vybrid System on Module
- ARM Cortex-A5 @ 500MHz
- ARM Cortex-M4 @ 167 MHz (Cosmic+)
- 512 MB NAND / 256 MB DDR3
- HS USB OTG / HS USB Host
- RS-232
- 10/100 Ethernet
- Micro SD
- Micro HDMI
- 4x User Buttons
- 4x User LEDs
- OpenSDA Debug Circuit (Cosmic+)
- Dual power source: Wall or USB
- 2x 60-pin Expansion Connectors
- LCD and WiFi add-on expansion coming soon!

4. Cubieboard 2: $59, Wang And Tom Development Ltd. (Allwinner), Cortex-A7 dual-core Allwinner A20

Cubieboard2 is a upgrade of the cubieboard, which is based on Allwinner A20 SoC, small size (10cmx6cm), hacker friendly, extendable and very low-cost. Compare with Raspberry Pi, it has higher performance, SATA supported and 96 extended interface.

Key Features:

- Dual core ARM cortex-A7 processor, NEON, VFPv4, 512KB L2 cache
- Mali400mp2, OpenGL ES GPU
- 1GB DDR3 @480MHz
- HDMI 1080p Output
- 100M Ethernet
- 4Gb Nand Flash
- 2 USB Host, 1 micro SD slot, 1 SATA, 1 ir
- 96 extend pin including I2C, SPI, RGB/LVDS, CSI/TS, FM-IN, ADC, CVBS, VGA, SPDIF-OUT, R-TP..
- Running Android, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions

5. MicroZed: $199, Avnet, Xilinx Cortex-A9/FPGA Zynq-7010

MicroZed is a low-cost development board based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Its unique design allows it to be used as both a stand-alone evaluation board for basic SoC experimentation, or combined with a carrier card as an embeddable system-on-module (SOM).

MicroZed contains two I/O headers that provide connection to two I/O banks on the programmable logic (PL) side of the Zynq-7000 AP SoC device. In stand-alone mode, these 100 PL I/O are inactive. When plugged into a carrier card, the I/O are accessible in a manner defined by the carrier card design.

Key Features:

- 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
- 128 Mb of QSPI Flash
- Micro SD card interface
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- USB 2.0
- USB-UART
- 2x6 Digilent Pmod compatible interface providing 8 PS MIO connections for user I/O
- Xilinx PC4 JTAG configuration port
- PS JTAG pins accessible via Pmod
- 33.33 MHz oscillator
- User LED and push switch

6. MinnowBoard: $199, MinnowBoard.org (Intel), 1GHz Intel Atom E640

The MinnowBoard is an Intel Atom processor-based board which introduces Intel Architecture to the small and low cost embedded market for the developer and maker community. It has exceptional performance, flexibility, openness and standards.

Key Features:

- Intel Atom E640 (1GHz, 32bit)
- 1 GB DDR2 RAM
- 4 MB SPI Flash
- 1 -Micro SD
- 1 -SATA2 3Gb/sec
- 2 -USB (host)
- 1 - USB-B (device)
- 1 - Serial debug
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- Angström Linux Distribution (Yocto Project v1.3 Compatible)
- Board Dimensions 4.2 inches x 4.2 inches

7. Odroid-XU: $149/$169, Odroid Project (Hardkernel), Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa (8-core Big,Little Cortex-A15 and –A7)

Self acclaimed world’s first big.LITTLE architecture based bare-board computer.

Key Features:

- Exynos5 Octa Cortex-A15 1.6Ghz quad core and Cortex-A7 quad core CPUs
- PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 EP)
- 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP
- USB 3.0 Host x 1, USB 3.0 OTG x 1, USB 2.0 Host x 4
- HDMI 1.4a output Type-D connector
- eMMC 4.5 Flash Storage

8. PandaBoard: $182, PandaBoard.org (TI), TI 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 OMAP4460

The PandaBoard is a low-power, low-cost single-board computer development platform based on the Texas Instruments OMAP4430 system on a chip (SoC). The board has been available to the public at the subsidized price of US$174 since 27 October 2010. It is a community supported development platform. The PandaBoard ES is a newer version based on the OMAP4460 SoC, with the CPU and GPU running at higher clock rates.

- Dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU
- 304 MHz PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- IVA3 multimedia hardware accelerator with a programmable DSP
- 1 GiB of DDR2 SDRAM
- SD Card slot allowing SDHC cards up to 32 GB to be used
- wired 10/100 Ethernet as well as wireless Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity.
- output video signals via DVI and HDMI interfaces
- 3.5 mm audio connectors
- USB host ports and one USB On-The-Go port, supporting USB 2.0
- Weight 74 g (PandaBoard)
- Dimensions 4.5 by 4.0 inches (114.3 mm × 101.6 mm)
- Android, Mozilla OS and other Linux distro support

9. Wandboard Quad: $79/$99/$129 Wandboard.org (Freescale), Freescale 1GHz Cortex-A9 i.MX 6Quad

BigData is all about bringing processing close to storage. Because of that they made an energy efficient board which still has plenty of memory and most importantly, a SATA connector to connect a 2.5” harddisk. The Wandboard fits most of the needs. Comes in solo, Dual and quad core versions.

Visit: http://www.wandboard.org/index.php/details to view features.

Atithya Amaresh, EFYTIMES News Network


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