[sdiy] is raspberry pi the future?

Paul Maddox yo at vacoloco.net
Thu Mar 14 22:59:45 CET 2013


I've got a beaglebone, great little box.
Tonnes of IO and as I'm not likely to use a monitor I love that it
comes without HDMI :)

On 14 March 2013 19:13, Eric Brombaugh <ebrombaugh1 at cox.net> wrote:
> RPi is a significant step forward for low-cost / high-power embedded
> computing and I'm glad to see it becoming so popular. That said however it's
> not the last word in this space - TI has been providing embedded boards with
> more I/O and more modern processors for several years and isn't resting on
> their laurels.
>
> The current low-cost / high I/O winner is the Beaglebone, which provides
> more than 80 pins of digital and analog interfacing, including high-speed
> SPI, I2C, I2S, LCD, parallel external memory and plain GPIO for less than
> $90. A low-cost Beaglebone with similar capabilities is right around the
> corner and is expected to cost about half that. See more about it here:
>
> http://www.citizensinspace.org/2013/03/next-generation-beaglebone/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=next-generation-beaglebone
>
> For synth applications the built-in multi-channel ADC and I2S audio output
> protocols put it in a class beyond the RPi, and the new version drops the
> price point into the same neighborhood.
>
> Well worth consideration.
>
> Eric
>
>
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