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Offline robotix3

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Looking for a SBC good for custom design
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:09:45 AM »
I'm looking for a good single board computer (running linux) that I can easily integrate into a custom design. I've been wanting to design my own for a while, and rather than start from scratch, I would like to use pre-existing software and hardware design. I really need something with a ton of documentation on getting everything up and running (mainly with the OS part).

I really like the UDOO Neo but I can not find any documentation on designing/initial bring-up with your own (but there are schematics).

And there is obviously the beaglebones, but it seems like TI doesn't want people to build there own (not much documentation on the hardware side, I could be wrong)

My only hardware requirement is that it has a >800MHz processor. My use-case is most likely a custom quadcopter design.
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Re: Looking for a SBC good for custom design
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 06:16:21 AM »
How about the Raspberry Pi or various derivatives and clones? Huge amount of support out there, hard to get much cheaper.
 

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Re: Looking for a SBC good for custom design
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 06:42:22 AM »
The Raspberry Pi isn't open hardware

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Re: Looking for a SBC good for custom design
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 06:52:19 AM »
I didn't see a requirement that it be open hardware, that does limit the choices somewhat.
 

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Re: Looking for a SBC good for custom design
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 07:11:17 AM »
Well you can't even buy the Raspberry Pi processor, it's only available in large volumes, even the datasheet is unavailable.

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Re: Looking for a SBC good for custom design
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 07:41:56 AM »
So after looking for a bit, it seems the beaglebone black is actually a good candidate for what I want to do.


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