Low Cost ARM Development Platforms

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.

Arm Cortex Software Development

AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor development board

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.

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