Beaglebone Black vs Raspberry Pi
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Beaglebone Black vs Raspberry Pi

In this article, we discussed the specifications and features of Beaglebone Black and Raspberry Pi 4.

BeagleBone Black(BBB)

BeagleBone Black is a low-cost,low-power open-source single-board computer and community-supported development platform for developers and hobbyists. Boot Linux in under 10 seconds and get started on development in a few minutes with just a single USB cable.

Processor: AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8

Hardware configuration

  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 4GB 8-bit eMMC on-board flash storage
  • 3D graphics accelerator
  • NEON floating-point accelerator
  • 2x PRU 32-bit microcontrollers

Connectivity

  • USB client for power & communications
  • USB host
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • 2x 46 pin headers

Software Compatibility

  • Debian
  • Android
  • Ubuntu
  • Cloud9 IDE on Node.js w/ BoneScript library
  • plus much more

Raspberry Pi

It’s a single-board computer that comes in a variety of flavors, low-cost,low-power, and open-source. The Raspberry Pi 4’s hardware refresh affords more and faster RAM, a better SoC, and true Gigabit Ethernet for an overall massively improved maker board. 

Processor: Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz

Hardware configuration

  • Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
  • 1GB, 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM (depending on model and your choice)
  • 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)

Connectivity

  • 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
  • Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)
  • 2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
  • 2-lane MIPI DSI display port
  • 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
  • 4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
  • H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
  • MicroSD card slot for loading operating system and data storage

Software Compatibility

  • Raspbian
  • Debian
  • Manjaro ARM
  • Ubuntu
  • Lakka
  • RetroPie
  • LibreELEC
  • Many more OSes

Others

  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)
  • Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient

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