Developers, makers, and hobbyists looking for a better alternative to Raspberry Pi. Now BeagleBoard.org has taken the wraps off a 1 GHz ARM-based board named the BeagleBone Black (BBB). You can use it as a Computer, Media Center, or the controller of your Robotic Project. One of the features that I am crazy about is the presents of ADC, PWM and lot of GPIO. As a Electronics and robotic developer, I like Beaglebone Black and is a wonderful choice!!!!
The 3.4 x 2.1 in (8.6 x 5.3 cm) BeagleBone Black open-source Linux computer comes pre-loaded with the Ångström distro (which will boot in under 10 seconds) and Cloud9 IDE, freeing up the microSD slot for additional storage. It's based on the Sitara 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments, including a 3D graphics accelerator. There's 2 GB of integrated eMMC flash storage and 512 MB of DDR3 RAM. HDMI monitor, Keyboard and mouse is not must for a developer, Straight away you can connect BBB to your PC and start Development ( Now it will act like an Arduino). If you connect a Monitor, keyboard and mouse you can use it as a standalone PC.
Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8
- 3D graphics accelerator
- NEON floating-point accelerator
- 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers
- USB client for power & debug
- USB host
- 2x 46 pin headers
- Ångström Linux
- Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
- plus much more