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A good comparison between the Beaglebone Black and RasPi

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Nice!  On the ethernet front they're forgetting the BeagleBone's ethernet is native on the CPU, while the RPi has to use a USB ethernet chipset over its USB port I believe.

Might not matter much until you start doing heavy USB I/O concurrently...

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I think the biggest thing for me one vs the other is that the rpi isnt really an embedded device( depends on how you view it i guess ) and the beaglebone is. Granted we do not get all gpio/periphs out, but 96 pins is it ? Is much better than what ? 6-8 pins?

 

That is what threw me off of the odroid too, but the high performing odriod is more of a desktop replacement I think. With cost to match.

 

Will read that, and all the other stuff you all are putting up after we finish putting our panels up. GOt to say, we've only got 8 left to put up, and the power is cranking :) Love it 

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Yeah (PRU) rather limited, 8KB code space / 8KB RAM / 12KB shared memory segment tieing all 3 together (main CPU + both PRUs), has access to the rest of the address space albeit via a sometimes-busy shared bus link, runs a limited RISC architecture that TI only has ASM for (no C dialect).  Runs at 200MHz.  Designed to offload realtime/critical industrial communications & operations type of stuff.  And most of its I/O pins are taken by the HDMI framer I think.  Still fully usable if you don't plug any HDMI cable though... and the fact is, that can do some serious GPIO work.

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Im still curious if the PRU's couldnt be used for highspeed / frequency PWM / ADC. Havent looked into them yet, but I have the original PDF that has the PRU documentation in it now, and a link to the OSS assembler. Have talked to several guys in the IRC, and they keep saying it is supper easy to code for.

 

2 more panels left . . .bbiab

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Im still curious if the PRU's couldnt be used for highspeed / frequency PWM / ADC. Havent looked into them yet, but I have the original PDF that has the PRU documentation in it now, and a link to the OSS assembler. Have talked to several guys in the IRC, and they keep saying it is supper easy to code for.

 

2 more panels left . . .bbiab

What are these panels you are talking about? :unsure:

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What are these panels you are talking about? :unsure:

Solar panels. Wulfman and I have been hard at work the last week putting an additional 5460watts on our roof. We've been living off grid here for the past 3 or so years with only roughly 1500W peak solar trying to maintain 2100aH worth of batteries. Now, we're somewhere above 6kW peak power income.

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