Systems' overview

Here is a brief introduction of the developer kits we will use into this book.

The first kit is the BeagleBone Black, which is a low-cost, community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. It's able to boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in few minutes with just a single USB cable. This board is widely used on several prototypes on the Internet, so it's a board that every embedded programmer should know.

The second kit is SAMA5D3 Xplained , which is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform that comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity, storage peripherals, and expansion headers for easy customization. A USB device connector can be used to power the board as well as for ...

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