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2014-09-20 16:29:07

Comparison of ARM based boards suitable for derivative product development (these are not complete/ready to use PCs)

Boards of pre-Cortex generation excluded, except for the hysterically hyped Raspberry Pi.
Elements of http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/usb-stick-dongle-mini-computer included for reference as possible donors of motherboard and price indicator.

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A13-OLinuXinoBeagleBoard-xMBeagleBONE BLACKcubieBoardDevkit8000Devkit8500DDevkit8500ADevkit8600HackberryIMX53QSBNitrogen6XiMX6Q SabreLiteMK802 IIKimdecent B12ODROID-UOLINUXINO-MICROPandaBoardPandaBoard/ESRaspberry PiSKY-S9500-ULP-C02 aka SnowballWandboard DualWandboard QuadWandboard Solo
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Product details
Price45 EUR149 USD45 USD49 USD (VAT included)169 USD199 USD (Evaluation Kit)199 USD (Evaluation Kit)189 USD (Evaluation Kit)65 USD149 USD199 USD199 USD35 USD (incl. free shipping)66 USD (incl. free shipping)69 USD ($89 - U2) (free shipping included)23.95 EUR174 USD (Digikey)161.64 USD (Digikey)35 USD ($25 - model A) (20 % VAT and shipping excluded)322.57 EUR (before VAT, shipping costs not included)99 USD129 USD79 USD
SOC
SOC TypeAllwinner A13TI AM3715TI AM3359AZCZ100Allwinner A10TI OMAP3530TI OMAP3570TI AM3715TI AM3359Allwinner A10Freescale i.MX53Freescale i.MX6QFreescale iMX6 QuadAllwinner A10Rockchip RK3066Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (4412)Freescale iMX233TI OMAP4430TI OMAP4460Broadcom BCM2835ST-Ericsson Nova A9500Freescale iMX6 DualliteFreescale iMX6 QuadFreescale iMX6 Solo
Core TypeCortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A8Cortext-A8Cortex-A8Cortex-A9Cortex-A9Cortex-A8Cortex-A9Cortex-A9ARM926EJ-SCortex-A9Cortex-A9ARM1176JZF-SCortex A9Cortex-A9Cortex-A9Cortex-A9
No. Of Cores11111111114412412212241
GPUMali 400PowerVRPowerVR SGX530Mali 400PowerVRPowerVRNonePowerVRMali 400Vivante GC2000/GC355/GC320Vivante GC2000, Vivante GC355, Vivante GC320Mali 400MP1Mali 400MP4Mali 400MP4NoneVideoCore IVMali400Vivante GC 880 + Vivante GC 320Vivante GC 2000 + Vivante GC 355 + Vivante GC 320Vivante GC 880 + Vivante GC 320
CPU Clock1 GHz1 GHz1 GHz1 GHz600 MHz1 GHz1 GHz720 MHz1.2 GHz1 GHz1 GHz1.2 GHz1 GHz1.6 GHz1.4 GHz (1,8 - overclock) (1,7/2,0 - U2)454 MHz1 GHz1.2 GHz700 MHz1 GHz
On Board Memory
RAM512 MB512 MB512 MB1 GB256 MB512 MB512 MB512 MB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB (2 - U2)64 MB1 GB1 GB512 MB (256 - model A)1 GB1 GB2 GB512 MB
Flash0 MB (4GB Chip can be soldered)0 MB2 GB4 GB256 MB512 MB512 MB512 MB4 GB0 MB2 MB (SPI)0 MB4 GB8 GB0 MB0 MB0 MB0 MB0 MB4 GB / 8 GB (e-MMC)0 MB0 MB0 MB
Wired Connectivity
USB PortsYes 3 + 1Yes 4Yes 1 Host, 1 OTGYes 2 Host, 1 OTGYes 1 Host, 1 OTGYes 4 Host, 1 OTGYes 4 Host, 1 OTGYes 1 Host, 1 OTGYes 2 HostYes 2 Host, 1 DeviceYes 2 Host, 1 OTGYes 2xHost, 1xOTGYes 2Yes 3Yes 2 HostYes 1 HostYes 2xHost, 1 OTGYes 2xHost, 1 OTGYes 2Yes 1 OTGYesYesYes
Ethernet-Yes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100/1000MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100/1G (w/ PoE option module)Yes 10/100/Gb IEEE1588 EthernetNoNoYes 10/100MNoYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes 10/100MYes GigabitYes GigabitYes Gigabit
SATA PortsNoNoNoYes 1 SATA IINoNoNoNoNoYesYes 1 3Gb/sYes SATA 2.5 at 3GbpsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
HDMINoYes DVI-DYes microYesYes DVI-DYes DVI-DYes DVI-DNoYes HDMIYes Optional expansion boardYes HDMI 1.4aYes HDMI 1.4aYesYes 1.4aYes microNoYes 1 HDMI, 1 DVIYes 1 HDMI, 1 DVIYesYes HDMIYesYesYes
Analog Video OutYes VGA 800x480 (hack: x600?)YesNoYes Through expansion connector (vga/cvbs)Yes S-VideoYes S-VideoYes S-VideoNoYes Composite & ComponentYes VGANoNoNoYesNoYes CompositeNoNoYes CompositeYes Composite
Analog Audio OutYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes Through expansion padsYesYesYesYes Headphones
Analog Audio InYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes Build-in MicrophoneNo (yes - U2)Yes Through expansion padsYesYesNo USB mic or sound-card could be addedYes Microphone In
SPIYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes Expansion connector
I2CYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes Expansion connector
GPIOYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes Expansion Connector
CANYesYesYes
LCD PanelYes Through expansion connectorYesYesYes Through expansion connector (rgb/lvds)Yes Custom connector, LVDSYes Custom connector, LVDSYes Custom connector, LVDSYes Custom connector, LVDSNoYes LVDS Through expansion connectorYes RGB, LVDSYes RGB, LVDS Through expansion connectorNoNoNoYes Through expansion padsYesYesYes DSIYes Expansion connector LCD 24bits MiPi DSI
CameraYes Through expansion connector (csi/ts)NoYes Through expansion connector (csi/ts)Yes CCD/CMOS Sensor InterfaceYes CCD/CMOS Sensor InterfaceYes CCD/CMOS Sensor InterfaceYes CCD/CMOS Sensor InterfaceNoYes CSIYes 1 Parallel, 1 CSI2Yes 1xParallel, 1x MIPI CSI-2NoYesNoNoYesYesYes DSIYes Expansion connector MiPi CSI
SD/MMCYes 1 uSD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes uSD CageYes uSD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes 1 SD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes 1 uSD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes 1 uSD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes uSD CageYes SD CageYes 1 SD Cage, 1 uSD CageYes 1 SD 3.0/SDXC cage, 1 uSD cageYes Dual SD 3.0/SDXCYes uSD CageYes uSD Cage- 1 uSD Cage, 1 eMMC module connectorYes uSD CageYes 1 SD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes 1 SD Cage, 1 through expansion connectorYes SD CageYes Micro-SDYes 2x Micro-SD slotYes 2x Micro-SD slotYes 2x Micro-SD slot
SerialYes 2x 3.3V Level through expansion connectorYesYes 3.3V LevelYes Through expansion connectorYes Through expansion connectorYes Through expansion connectorYes 1 RS-232 DB-9 Connector, 2 TTL Level, 1 RS-485Yes 3.3V LevelYes 1 RS-232 DB-9 Connector, 4 through expansion connectorYes 2 (free console cable included)Yes Serial console cable incldd.NoNo- USB-UART module Kit (US$ 15)Yes 3x3.3V LevelYes DB-9 ConnectorYes DB-9 Connector- Through Expansion Connector, needs level shiftingYes 1 RS232YesYesYes
Wireless Connectivity (On-Board)
Wi-Fi- Optional moduleNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo- +$50 Optional TiWi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi+BTNoYes 802.11b/g/n Realtek RTL8188CUSYes 802.11b/g/n Mediatek MT5931NoNoYes n/b/gYes n/b/gNoYes b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nNo
Bluetooth®NoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo- +50 US$ Optional TiWi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi+BTNoNoYes 2.1 Mediatek MT6622NoNoYesYesNoYes 2.1 + EDRYesYesNo
Dimensions
Height3.25 in2.15 in10 cm110 mm136.2 mm136.2 mm86 mm3 in4.5 in3 in89 mm98 mm48 mm3.4 in4.5 in4.5 in85.6 mm85 mm
Width3.25 in3.4 in6 cm95 mm105.3 mm105.3 mm130 mm3 in3 in3 in35 mm40 mm52 mm1.7 in4 in4 in53.98 mm85 mm
Depth3 in13 mm10 mm21 mm
Weight1.4 oz38 g42 g (package: 400 g)74 g81.5 g45 g58 g
Websitehttps://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/A13-OLinuXino/http://beagleboard.org/hardware-xM/http://beagleboard.org/Products/BeagleBone%20Blackhttp://cubieboard.orghttp://www.embedinfo.com/english/product/devkit8000.asphttp://www.armkits.com/product/devkit8500d.asphttp://www.armkits.com/product/devkit8500d.asphttp://www.armkits.com/product/devkit8600.asphttps://www.miniand.com/products/Hackberry%20A10%20Developer%20Board#specificationshttp://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=IMX53QSBhttp://boundarydevices.com/products/nitrogen6x-board-imx6-arm-cortex-a9-sbc/http://boundarydevices.com/products/sabre-lite-imx6-sbc/http://www.aliexpress.com/item/MK802II/658117615.htmlhttp://dx.com/p/nx003ii-182799http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G135341359084&tab_idx=2https://www.olimex.com/dev/imx233-olinuxino-micro.htmlhttp://www.pandaboard.orghttp://www.pandaboard.orghttp://www.raspberrypi.org/http://www.calao-systems.comhttp://wandboard.orghttp://wandboard.orghttp://wandboard.org
PackageBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardPackagedPackagedBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare BoardBare Board
Documentation, Community, Openness
Ref. Manualhttps://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/A13-OLinuXino/resources/A13-OLINUXINO.pdfhttp://beagleboard.org/static/BB-xM_REV_C-2011-05-23.ziphttps://github.com/CircuitCo/BeagleBone-Black/blob/master/BBB_SRM.pdf?raw=truehttp://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/ref_manual/IMX53RQSBRM-R.pdf?fpsp=1http://boundarydevices.com/Nitrogen6X_Hardware_Manual_rev1.pdfhttp://boundarydevices.com/SABRE_Lite_Hardware_Manual_rev11.pdfhttps://www.olimex.com/dev/OLINUXINO/iMX233-OLINUXINO/OLINUXINO-MICRO_revision_E.pdfhttp://pandaboard.org/sites/default/files/board_reference/EA1/Panda_Board_Spec_REVEA1_04.pdfhttp://pandaboard.org/sites/default/files/board_reference/pandaboard-es-b/panda-es-b-manual.pdfhttp://www.calao-systems.com
PCB Designhttps://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/HARDWARE/A13-OLinuXinohttp://beagleboard.org/static/BB-xM_REV_C-2011-05-23.ziphttps://github.com/CircuitCo/BeagleBone-Black/blob/master/BBB_PCB.zip?raw=truehttp://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/ref_manual/IMX53RQSBRM-R.pdf?fpsp=1http://boundarydevices.com/mx6x_Saber_Lite_RevD.ziphttps://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/HARDWARE/iMX233-OLinuXino-Microhttp://pandaboard.org/sites/default/files/board_reference/EA1/720-2152-001_EA1_BRD.ziphttp://pandaboard.org/sites/default/files/board_reference/pandaboard-es-b/panda-es-b-allegro.brdhttp://www.andrewscheller.co.uk/rpi_pcb_modules.htmlhttp://www.calao-systems.com
Schematichttps://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/HARDWARE/A13-OLinuXinohttp://beagleboard.org/hardware/design/https://github.com/CircuitCo/BeagleBone-Black/blob/master/BBB_SCH.pdf?raw=truehttp://dl.cubieboard.org/hardware/cubieboard_schematic_2012-08-08.pdfhttp://cache.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/ref_manual/IMX53RQSBRM-R.pdf?fpsp=1http://boundarydevices.com/sabre_lite-revD.pdfhttps://github.com/OLIMEX/OLINUXINO/tree/master/HARDWARE/iMX233-OLinuXino-Microhttp://pandaboard.org/sites/default/files/board_reference/EA1/750-2152-001-SCH_REVEA1.pdfhttp://pandaboard.org/sites/default/files/board_reference/pandaboard-es-b/panda-es-b-schematic.pdfhttp://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Raspberry-Pi-R2.0-Schematics-Issue2.2_027.pdfhttp://www.calao-systems.com
Dedicated Forumhttps://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/beagleboardhttps://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/beagleboardhttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cubieboardhttp://www.embedinfo.com/cforum/arm_forum_find.asp?bid=6http://www.embedinfo.com/cforum/arm_forum_find.asp?bid=6http://www.embedinfo.com/cforum/arm_forum_find.asp?bid=6http://www.embedinfo.com/cforum/arm_forum_find.asp?bid=6http://boundarydevices.com/blog/https://community.freescale.com/community/imxhttp://rikomagic.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=6http://odroid.foros-phpbb.com/http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/olinuxino/https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/pandaboardhttps://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/pandaboardhttp://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/http://www.igloocommunity.org/
WIKIhttp://www.elinux.org/BeagleBoardhttp://circuitco.com/support/index.php?title=BeagleBoneBlackhttp://linux-sunxi.org/Cubieboardhttps://community.freescale.com/community/imxhttp://www.omappedia.com/wiki/PandaBoardhttp://www.omappedia.com/wiki/PandaBoardhttp://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoardhttp://www.igloocommunity.org/http://wiki.wandboard.org/http://wiki.wandboard.org/http://wiki.wandboard.org/
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