Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Recommended ARM-based development boards

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883

    Recommended ARM-based development boards

    The more cores (at just 5v for the complete board mostly) the merrier, so no less than a quad will be recommended here.

    If you want low cost on both purchase and running:
    • The Raspberry Pi2, featuring a Broadcom BCM2836 (a quad-core Cortex-A7@900MHz) based credit card sized board at some $35.
    • The Odroid-C1+, featuring an Amlogic S805 (a quad-core Cortex-A5@1500MHz), a credit card sized board at some $37.
    • The Banana Pi M2, featuring an Allwinner-A31s (a quad-core Cortex-A7@1000MHz), a credit card sized board at some $50.


    Tip: the Banana Pi M3, featuring an Allwinner-A83t (an octa-core Cortex-A7@1800MHz), a credit card sized board at some undisclosed yet $$.
    Tip2: a so-called android-tv running on a Rockchip 3288, a quad-core Cortex-A17@1600MHz.

    When you want to spend a little more on purchase:
    • The Odroid-XU4, featuring a Samsung Exynos5422 (an Octa-core made out of a quad-core Cortex A15@2000MHz and a quad-core Cortex-A7@1400MHz in big.LITTLE) at some $75.
    • The Cubietech Cubieboard4/CC-A80, featuring an Allwinner-A80 (an Octa-core made out of a quad-core Cortex A15 and a quad-core Cortex-A7 in big.LITTLE), at some $125.
    • The Pcduino 8A, featuring an Allwinner-A80 (an Octa-core made out of a quad-core Cortex A15 and a quad-core Cortex-A7 in big.LITTLE), at some $136.


    Tip: a so-called android-tv running on a Rockchip 3368, a octa-core Cortex-A53@1500MHz.
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 10-26-2015 at 11:44 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    5,483
    My son and I are running 4 Odroid C1 and 1 Odroid XU3 successfully here. Nice low price and low energy consumption.

    They are crunching the Asteroids project quite happily.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883
    Quote Originally Posted by vaughan View Post
    My son and I are running 4 Odroid C1 and 1 Odroid XU3 successfully here. Nice low price and low energy consumption.

    They are crunching the Asteroids project quite happily.
    I bet the XU3 is 224191...

    You know there's a new Odroid-C1+?
    With HDMI port, Micro-USB OTG and pre-applied heat-sink

    and for the price of two quad-core C1+'s ($37 each) you get an octa-core XU4 ($74):
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 09-12-2015 at 06:35 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Broer View Post
    The more cores (at just 5v for the complete board mostly) the merrier, so no less than a quad will be recommended here.

    If you want low cost on both purchase and running:
    • The Raspberry Pi2, featuring a Broadcom BCM2836 (a quad-core Cortex-A7@900MHz) based credit card sized board at some $35.
    • The Odroid-C1+, featuring an Amlogic S805 (a quad-core Cortex-A5@1500MHz), a credit card sized board at some $37.
    • The Banana Pi M2, featuring an Allwinner-A31s (a quad-core Cortex-A7@1000MHz), a credit card sized board at some $50.

    Tip1: a so-called android-tv running on a Rockchip 3288, a quad-core Cortex-A17@1600MHz.
    Make that now
    • The Raspberry Pi3, featuring a Broadcom BCM2837 (a quad-core Cortex-A53@1200MHz) based credit card sized board at some $35.
    • The Odroid-C2, featuring an Amlogic S905 (a quad-core Cortex-A53@2000MHz), a credit card sized board at some $40.
    • The Banana Pi M3, featuring an Allwinner-A83t (an octa-core Cortex-A7@1800MHz), a credit card sized board at some $70.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    5,483
    The Odroid XU4s with the small fan don't last very long. The fan fails and they get too hot. 75 percent failure rate so far but YMMV.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883
    The solution -but you can throw small casing away: Clicking the picture gets you to a XU4 cooling topic on www.reddit.com
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 07-17-2016 at 09:20 AM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    5,483
    Thanks for linky Dirk. The Odroids are all running bare out in the open catching the breeze from the a/c.

    Occasionally get a blast from compressed air can to dust them off.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883
    Easiest solution for the Odroids is to remove the original fan and replace it with a Noctua NF-A4X10, which is about as big as the Odroid heatsink and can share its screws.
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 07-18-2016 at 08:57 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883
    Rumour has it that the Raspberry Pi 3 gets hot too, and that the heatsinks that are enough for the Pi1 and Pi2 will not suffice.

    and there are three more from this guy, exploring the effects of heatsink size, the adding of fans of different sizes and finally some overclocking.
    I will try to mount my ancient K6III cooler -with fan- on my Pi3. May have to move it to the outer edge of my casing though.
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 07-18-2016 at 06:59 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Leiden, the Netherlands
    Posts
    3,883
    Time for some good news: on the Raspberry Pi 3 Enigma@Home gets it no further than 62℃ -without heatsink or fan. This is measured after weeks of 24/7 Enigma, WuProp and GoofyxGrid.
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 07-19-2016 at 12:45 AM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •