Recently, I published a list of 39 low-cost, ARM-based, embedded-Linux development boards. (See “39 low-cost boards for embedded Linux application development starting with Raspberry Pi. Want the list?”) I ran across two more of these dev boards this week that I think you will find very, very interesting.
The first is the $129.00 ODROID-X open mobile development platform based on the Samsung Exynos4412 ARM Multicore Application Processor with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processing complex. Did I mention it was $129??? ODROID takes PayPal.
Here’s a demo video of the board booting Ubuntu 12.04:
Then there’s the Google ADK 2012, a dev board you actually cannot buy—at least not yet—because it was a handout at the recent Google I/O conference held here in Silicon Valley. It’s based on an Atmel SAM3X ARM Cortex-M3 processor with 512Kbytes of Flash, 100Kbytes of RAM, and Bluetooth provided by a Texas Instruments CC2564. It will boot Android.
Since you aren’t likely to get your hands on an ADK 2012 tomorrow, here’s a long, long video introduction to the ADK 2012: