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Another day, another ARM board comes out.

Anybody know of a place that gives overview/summary/comparison of the various

boards that are out there.

(Specifically thinking low cost boards, like Discovery, Launchpad, etc.)

 

Probably need to be a wiki (to keep it up date).

(I was thinking such a resource should be named after one of the Hindu deities with lots of ARMs. Something like Kali (in aspect of empowerment) or

Durga (inaccessible - although that might be more appropriate for the multitude of ARM development environments)).

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None that I know off.. If a wiki is created, it will be updated for a few months, then becomes outdated. I'd say the best way is to create a excel doc and have people modify it as new boards come.

 

Handling tabular data on a wiki is a pain, but there is at least the potential

for many hands to make lighter work.

I figured if one does a spreadsheet then it is only up to date while

whoever created it has time to maintain it.

 

MattTheGeek

Nice.

 

Might consider adding

Raspberry Pi

USBug http://squonk42.github.com/USBug/

 

Too bad the Electric Imp is hobbled by a cloud only model, otherwise could be an interesting platform.

 

http://devwiki.electricimp.com/doku.php

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Handling tabular data on a wiki is a pain, but there is at least the potential

for many hands to make lighter work.

I figured if one does a spreadsheet then it is only up to date while

whoever created it has time to maintain it.

 

MattTheGeek

Nice.

 

Might consider adding

Raspberry Pi

USBug http://squonk42.github.com/USBug/

 

Too bad the Electric Imp is hobbled by a cloud only model, otherwise could be an interesting platform.

 

http://devwiki.elect...mp.com/doku.php

 

I'm not sure about adding the Raspberry Pi... It's not exactly a microcontroller.development board (And it would tip the scales dramatically ;)).

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I recently found out about another option for publishing comparison tables.

 

http://socialcompare.com

 

For example:

This comparison covers ARM boards capable of running Linux.

http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/low-cost-arm-boards

 

The comparison I had in mind would focus on microcontrollers -

more I/O, timers, etc., and aimed at lower cost boards.

(Certainly less than $100, mostly less than $50).

 

(Disclaimer - I have no connection with socialcompare - have not been able to

try it out yet, so don't know how well it works.)

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I must object that the table shows TI Stellaris Launchpad, but none of the other TI Stellaris boards... like the LM3 series Stellaris (they made the name Stellaris) ;).

 

* Sorry. I missed the "inexpensive" part of the title.

Edited by abecedarian

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I gathered some more data, haven't had much luck with

Google docs yet, so is in an Excel spreadsheet.

Can't attach Excel, so attachment is comma separated value text file.

 

(Also has a few more fields.)

 

--

abecedarian

 

As far as the low cost - certainly there are a lot of other development boards out there,

but even getting some kind of handle on the low cost ones seems a bit hard to

keep up with.

 

My interest was a handy comparison/field guide for beginner/hobby use, sort of what is out there comparable to Launchpad. More expensive boards are also competing with Rasp Pi, Beagle board, Android devices, etc.

 

ARMCompare-NoPicx.csv.txt

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