Dev board in 2020?


Avalonhaze

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Seems kinda hard to lay your hands on a dev board in 2020. I'm not sure how deep into this rabbit hole I'd like to go yet, so I did wonder whether a BEAGLEBOARD BBONE-AI would be good as a rough estimate of the pyra's capability? I am aware it's only a single A15 though.
 

pimaster

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From the Dev Board thread, you can still pick up official dev boards from svtronics and digikey but they are definitely a more pricey option compared to the Beagleboard.
If you are just wanting to get into practice of cross compiling for arm or working on a different device then someone suggested that a v2 or v3 Pi would be just as good from a software development point of view. It'll be less of a hardware match but you might be able to find other uses for the Pi if you choose not to get too deep.
 

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Yeah I considered a pi 3 with armhf debian as well. I think that might be the more sensible option to dip my toe in. It looks as though the pi 4 is faster than the pyra actually.
 

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The term dev board doesnt apply to random vaguely similar looking arm boards.
 

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If you want to target the Pyra's SoC more closely I'd guess finding something with a similar PVR GPU would be more important than getting a similarly matching ARM CPU. And I'm not sure if any manufacturers other than TI actually make use of PVR GPUs.
 
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