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Old 10-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Question What board for starting with embedded linux


Hey guys,
I wanted to know what board is good for starting with embedded linux.
I mean a board where there are some tutorials/guides for.
Something like the raspberry pi but a but faster.

Would the "A20-OLinuXino-MICRO" be a good board for that,
should the cubieboard2 tutorials/guides work for it to since its based on the same chip?

Any other hints for boards are always welcome.
 
Old 10-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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I wanted to know what board is good for starting with embedded linux.
I mean a board where there are some tutorials/guides for.
Something like the raspberry pi but a but faster.
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Hi. I think Pi is fastest per depending but is debatable, I love it if you don't have one (by far the biggest user base, cheep too)...

Try: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...oard_computers or\maybe http://beagleboard.org/ High-end: http://www.embeddedplanet.com/produc...EP5020A-QorIQ/

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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I think Raspberry Pi would be the best one.
 
Old 11-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #4
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Cost wise I sill say Pi, I make it do anything! But, for more power a member recently posted: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...up-4175482929/
 
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try http://www.arm9board.net/sel/prddeta...id=372&pid=201, great support for Linux /Qtopia /Ubuntu /Android
 
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RasPi B+ is a nice evolution, better power management and 4 USB ports. I'm tempted to get one although as I've 3 RasPis already it's difficult to justify. (For now!)
 
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Hey guys,
I wanted to know what board is good for starting with embedded linux.
I mean a board where there are some tutorials/guides for.
Something like the raspberry pi but a but faster.

Would the "A20-OLinuXino-MICRO" be a good board for that,
should the cubieboard2 tutorials/guides work for it to since its based on the same chip?

Any other hints for boards are always welcome.
Look at: Kano - simple as Lego, powered by Pi the cost is more than the basic Pi but the package has the power supply,keyboard, OS plus documentation.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #8
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Learn on the products you might see in the field.

It may be possible too that you can run qemu or another emulator to start learning on.
 
Old 08-09-2014, 10:55 PM   #9
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My Pi is awesome! Next on my list for it.
I have also wanted to checkout TI products for some time ę.. Edit\add; p.s: search the names of boards because most of the "(click here)" links suck, "please feel free to add your products."

http://www.linux.com/news/embedded-m...ards-under-200

I'm a little anxious waiting on my Geeksphone, should be here Monday or so...

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:11 AM   #10
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I think the Banana Pi is supposed to be like a faster Raspberry Pi but I'm not sure of the user base and support. As I understand it the GPIO pins etc. are the same as the Pi but the CPU is dual core or something?
I like the Pi but I am annoyed I bought my B fairly recently -- just a matter of weeks before the B+ came out.
 
Old 08-10-2014, 07:19 AM   #11
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I like the Pi but I am annoyed I bought my B fairly recently -- just a matter of weeks before the B+ came out.
Me too, I got the 256MB-RAM but it's nice for portable projects and longer battery life + now some day I may have 2 or 3 Pies.
 
Old 10-01-2014, 09:32 AM   #12
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I wouldn't worry about the speed of the Pi, the whole points of an embedded system are more towards low end processing. If you end up needing large data transfers or signal processing and that stuff is too much for the Pi, then you would likely add a coprocessor to fulfill those types of capabilities.

If your intentions are to start talking over interfaces like SPI, I2C, CAN, UART, etc, then the Pi is fine.
 
  


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