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Learning BeagleBone Python Programming by Alexander Hiam

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Board comparison

There are a number of low-cost single-board GNU/Linux computers on the market these days, so let's take a look at how the BeagleBone Black stacks up against a couple of its most popular competitors.

 

BeagleBone Black

Intel Edison

Raspberry Pi 2 B

CPU

1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex-A8

500 MHz dual-core Intel Atom

900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7

Flash

4 GB eMMC, expandable with uSD

4 GB eMMC

uSD card

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

1 GB

Video

microHDMI

N/A

HDMI, Composite

Network

10/100 Mbit Ethernet

Dual-band a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0

10/100 Mbit Ethernet

GPIO pins

65

20

40

ADC channels

7

6

N/A

PWM channels

8

4

2

UARTs

4

1

1

SPI ports

2

1

1

I2C ports

2

1

2

Coprocessor

2x 200 MHz 32-bit PRU microcontrollers ...

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