Since the coming of the Raspberry Pi Model B, single-board computers (SBCs) have become a prevalent force in the development world. The biggest-little revolution: 10 single-board computers for under $100 article tells that these pocket-sized devices have taken the online maker community in particular by storm, providing PC functionality to a plethora of open-source projects in amazingly compact, cost-effective, and low-power platforms. Test engineers, those seeking to build one-off projects, and hobbyists have embraced, and appreciate, this mini computer platform.
The biggest-little revolution: 10 single-board computers for under $100 article has a slideshow that introduces a series of some of the most unique SBCs that have hit the market to date—all which can be purchased for under (or very nearly) $100. All the board presented seem to be based on different ARM cores.
ARM is not the only core on small SBC. Intel Atom CPUs are also used in many SBCs, so using boards based on this chip is also an option for SBC to consider if you are willing to pay for more money. When you need to pay more money, the question is do you get extra performance for extra money spent? Is Intel within ARM’s reach? Pedestrian Detection shows the way compares the performance of ARM and Atom based boards for image processing application.