ARM boards

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2016-05-20 15:57:42

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 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 Pi model BRaspberry Pi 2Raspberry Pi ZeroSKY-S9500-ULP-C02 aka SnowballWandboard DualWandboard QuadWandboard SoloPine A64+Pine A64
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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 USD5 USD322.57 EUR (before VAT, shipping costs not included)99 USD129 USD79 USD19 USD15 USD
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 BCM2835Broadcom BCM2836Broadcom 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-A7ARM1176JZF-SCortex A9Cortex-A9Cortex-A9Cortex-A9Cortex A53 64-bitCortex A53 64-bit
No. Of Cores111111111144124122141224144
GPUMali 400PowerVRPowerVR SGX530Mali 400PowerVRPowerVRNonePowerVRMali 400Vivante GC2000/GC355/GC320Vivante GC2000, Vivante GC355, Vivante GC320Mali 400MP1Mali 400MP4Mali 400MP4NoneVideoCore IVVideoCore IVVideoCore IVMali400Vivante GC 880 + Vivante GC 320Vivante GC 2000 + Vivante GC 355 + Vivante GC 320Vivante GC 880 + Vivante GC 320MALI-400 MP2MALI-400 MP2
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 MHz900 MHz1 GHz1 GHz1.2 GHz1.2 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 GB512 MB1 GB1 GB2 GB512 MB1 GB (option 2 GB)512 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 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 4Yes micro + micro OTGYes 1 OTGYesYesYesYes 2Yes 2
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 10/100MNoYes 10/100MYes GigabitYes GigabitYes GigabitYes GigabitYes 10/100M
SATA PortsNoNoNoYes 1 SATA IINoNoNoNoNoYesYes 1 3Gb/sYes SATA 2.5 at 3GbpsNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
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 DVIYesYesYes miniYes HDMIYesYesYesYesYes
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 shared with audio jackYes via unpopulated pinYes CompositeNoNo
Analog Audio OutYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes Through expansion padsYesYesYesYes- HDMI audioYes HeadphonesYesYes
Analog Audio InYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes Build-in MicrophoneNo (yes - U2)Yes Through expansion padsYesYesNo USB mic or sound-card could be addedNoNoYes Microphone InYesYes
SPIYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Expansion connectorYesYes
I2CYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Expansion connectorYesYes
GPIOYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes Expansion ConnectorYesYes
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 DSIYesNoYes 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 DSIYesYes latest version include a camera connectorYes 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 microSDYes microSDYes Micro-SDYes 2x Micro-SD slotYes 2x Micro-SD slotYes 2x Micro-SD slotYes microSDYes microSD
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 shifting--Yes 1 RS232YesYesYes
Wireless Connectivity (On-Board)
Wi-Fi- Optional moduleNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNo- +$50 Optional TiWi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi+BTNoYes 802.11b/g/n Realtek RTL8188CUSYes 802.11b/g/n Mediatek MT5931NoNoYes n/b/gYes n/b/gNoNoNoYes b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nYes 802.11b/g/nNo--
Bluetooth®NoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo- +50 US$ Optional TiWi 802.11 b/g/n WiFi+BTNoNoYes 2.1 Mediatek MT6622NoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes 2.1 + EDRYesYesNo--
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 mm85.6 mm30 mm85 mm79 mm79 mm
Width3.25 in3.4 in6 cm95 mm105.3 mm105.3 mm130 mm3 in3 in3 in35 mm40 mm52 mm1.7 in4 in4 in53.98 mm56.5 mm65 mm85 mm127 mm127 mm
Depth3 in13 mm10 mm21 mm21 mm21 mm
Weight1.4 oz38 g42 g (package: 400 g)74 g81.5 g45 g45 g9 g58 g46 g46 g
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