Raspberry Pi is quite popular now and we are started to see competitors for this $ 25 priced mini computer.Beagleboard Team announces its new product : BeagleBone Black,Which is priced at $ 45 with several enhancements over Raspberry Pi.
The specifications of this board are
- Processor : ARM Cortex-A8 1Ghz
- 3D graphics accelerator
- ARM Cortex-M3 for power management
- 2x PRU 32-bit RISC CPUs
Specifications regarding connectivity
- USB client: power, debug and device
- USB host
- 2x 46 pin headers
The main advantages has been its support to Android OS inaddition to other Linux operation systems such as Ubuntu,Angstrom Linux,Arch Linux etc.
Its clearly in an industrial standard and much faster with very low cost.If not the education platform,Beagle board black going to the serious competitor for Raspberry pi among the Makers and Hobbyists.
Limited amount of boards only available now,You can order it from its official website : Beagleboard.org
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