PandaBoard is an open source development tool for mobile devices that provides access to the OMAP 4 applications processor platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The OMAP 4 platform is power- and performance-optimized for Smartphones and other mobile devices. A growing online community of Linux experts supports PandaBoard developers designing on mobile open source software distributions such as Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.
The PandaBoard includes an OMAP4430 processor with two ARM Cortex-A9 processors running at 1 GHz each, delivering symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) performance as well as multimedia and 3D graphics support. The board also includes WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity technologies. PandaBoard is designed to support projects within tight mobile power budgets.
The board includes a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore running at 1 GHz each; ample MIPS for rich applications; full 1080p30 multi-standard HD record and playback; and 1GB LPDDR2 (DRAM). Wireless connectivity is enabled through WiLink 6.0 (802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR). Display connectors include HDMI v1.3 for HD display and a DVI-D connector for simultaneous dual display. The board also includes an OpenGL ES v2.0 graphics engine.
I think with some ports may include some GPS chipSet or other external devices, but with this low cost I think is a good idea and alternative to enter on this OMAP technology, that is making reference !.
J.Carlos Dergan F.
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