ARM board for Arduino shields (The H)
Posted Jun 18, 2012 11:39 UTC (Mon) by pboddie
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There's certainly going to be a lot of competition on price around these kinds of boards, partly due to the Raspberry Pi getting a lot of exposure, and partly because the market was moving in that direction already. Previously, I thought that the Rhombus Tech initiative was the thing to watch, but the mailing list seems to have deteriorated into a combination of infighting, apparently hare-brained schemes involving hardware patents, and a continuous shopping spree for cheap gadgetry. That said, it did peripherally make me aware of these Olimex boards that seem pertinent to this discussion.
I think a lot of people believe Arduino's days to be numbered in the face of more sophisticated boards becoming available at the same price point, but the simplest of Arduino solutions are arguably closer to the kind of system that the Raspberry Pi people seem to want to recreate: programming on the bare metal, the simplest of operating systems (in fact, you roll your own), direct access to hardware, and so on. The very limited RAM of the Duemilanove might be too restrictive for a general purpose computing environment, but it wouldn't need much expanding to remedy this.
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