The Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Beagle Bone Black available at less than £30. Presents an interesting contender for the popular Rasberry Pi and Arduino low cost embedded development platforms aimed at stimulating applications.
This board is a platform for ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor developers, it features a Sitara™ AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512Mb DDR3, 2GB eMMC memory preloaded with Amstrong distribution, supporting Linux, Android and Ubuntu operating systems, microSD card slot, Ethernet, USB host, USB client, HDMI and I/O expansion interfaces.
I will be reviewing this PCA and accompanying support as means of developing a force testing system utilising Wifi, Android and ARM technologies. Other contenders are the Stellaris M3S9B96 Development kit and the DK-LM4F-DRV8312 kit featuring the Stellaris LM4F211 ARM Cortex M4F microcontroller.