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Linux development boards

linux development boards

Today, in the market there are variety of Linux Development Boards available which run on embedded Linux environment and also possess GUI capabilities. To name a few, we have RASPBERRY PIE, and also a series of BEAGLE BOARDS by Texas Instruments. However there are also some board that have certain extra features that we are not aware off. A first great classification can be done by taking into account the board processors or, better, the SoC (System On a Chip) that the device features. These are layered systems made of a CPU, a GPU and one or more RAM memory modules. Porting GNU / Linux from Intel x86 processors to these SoCs is a challenging task. A second classification criterion can be that of the presence or absence of GPIO and communication devices on dedicated connectors. A third type of classification comes from the different boot processes, which also involves different procedures for installing GNU / Linux. According to the mentioned characteristics they have tried to determine the ideal use case of the different devices: teaching, embedded development, networking or… Continue reading

BeagleBoard linux platform

Have you heard about BeagleBoard? If not then it is an open source single board computer with high performance OMAP3 (ARM-Cortex A8) processor that runs at 720MHz. Board is equipped with 2GB NAND and SRAM that is more than enough to run Linux applications. In this project you can go through the process of building a Linux platform with Touch display and battery pack what makes a device fully functional handheld portable device. The tutorial includes soldering required pins for BeagleTouch display and BeagleJuice battery pack. The Linux are booted from preformatted SD card. The interesting part of this is that assembling Beagleboard is compared to Arduino touchshield assembly. Continue reading