New catalog of hacker-friendly SBCs debuts

Last updated Jan 3, 2020 — 38 views has published its 2020 “New Year’s Edition” single-board computer catalog. The updated compendium of “hacker-friendly, open-spec SBCs under $200 that run Linux or Android,” says the site.

Per the catalog’s introduction, “the most notable new SBC of the year was the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, which has a few glitches, primarily with heat buildup, but offers many welcome improvements The RPi 4 adds a new 4GB RAM option and advances to a 1.5GHz, quad -A72 Broadcom SoC, native GbE, and USB 3.0, and dual simultaneous displays.”

“Other major new products include the Rockchip RK3399 based Orange Pi 4, NanoPi-M4V2, and Radxa Rock Pi 4, as well as boards based on the AI-enhanced RK3399Pro, such as Radxa’s Rock Pi N10 and Vamrs’ VMARC RK3399Pro SoM Ficus2,” continues the post, noting that “The Khadas Vim3 showcases an even higher-end Amlogic AM311D with its own neural chip, and we saw the first major new BeagleBone design in a half decade with the NPU and DSP-enhanced BeagleBone AI.”

Read the comprehensive LinuxGizmos post here. A January 2020 SBC spreadsheet with comparison specs for all 136 boards in the 2020 New Year’s SBC catalog is available for download in three formats from these links: Google doc, xls download; pdf download.

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