Single Board Computer Comparison: Finding the Best SBC

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Advances in single board computers (SBCs) have dramatically changed the field of electrical engineering and the maker space. The perfect single board computer for your application is out there -- let us help you find it.

What is a Single Board Computer?

A single board computer is distinguished from a traditional development kit or evaluation board because it is an entire computing platform in a single package; it has all the necessary hardware and software to function built right in.

For the purposes of this discussion, we expect a single board computer to have the following:

1.) An applications processor capable of running a high-level operating system like Linux, Android or Windows. 
2.) Out-of-the-box functionality.
3.) Wired and wireless connectivity.
4.) A strong ecosystem of users, expansion cards, and open-source software.

What is the Best Single Board Computer?

There are many SBCs out there, and each boasts a unique edge. Even engineers that work consistently with single board computers may find themselves overwhelmed by the expanding market. That’s why created the Single Board Computer knowledge center, a resource for all things SBC where we compare, contrast, and evaluate the pros and cons of the single board computers on the market today and keep you informed of what’s to come. 

Featured Single Board Computers

Browse featured products from single board computer manufacturers like Raspberry Pi, Intel and NVIDIA. Use our single board computer comparison chart below to help decide which is the best option for you.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi Foundation Embedded System Development Boards and Kits View

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Intel Embedded System Development Boards and Kits View

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DragonBoard 410C

Arrow Development Tools Embedded System Development Boards and Kits View

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