Palo Alto, CA, June 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The big annual Spring survey of low cost, open-spec single board computers (SBCs) has just launched at HackerBoards.com, with 12 boards being offered as free giveaways to randomly selected participants, including the BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Black, Imagination Technologies Creator Ci40, Qualcomm DragonBoard 410C, Intel MinnowBoard Turbot. This year's survey includes 81 boards, up from 53 a year ago and just 32 in 2004. Although only boards costing $200 or less are included, the performance range is much wider than previously, ranging from the $9 NextThing CHIP with 1x Cortex-A8 core and 512MB RAM, to the $199 Arndale Octa with an 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 SoC and 3GB RAM - and everything in between, including the new quad-core 64-bit 1.2GHz Raspberry Pi 3. "The market of maker/hacker SBCs appears to be growing exponentially, and with IoT being on everyone's lips it's probably not going to slow down anytime soon," said HackerBoards.com founder Rick Lehrbaum.
The 2016 Hacker SBC Survey is a collaboration between HackerBoards.com and Linux.com, the community site of the Linux Foundation. To learn more about the 2016 Hacker SBC Survey, visit: http://hackerboards.com/2016-survey-of-open-spec-hacker-friendly-sbcs.