Pandaboard, Beaglebard, Hawkboard

I received an email from a guy who is working on porting Puppy to a Pandaboard. Dougal also suggested the Pandaboard might be a good way to go.

But, just what is the Pandaboard, and what are these others, Beagleboard, Hawkboard?

Pandaboard
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/PandaBoard/
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/PandaBoard-runs-ICS/?kc=rss
http://www.pandaboard.org/

Beagleboard
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/BeagleBoardxM/
http://beagleboard.org/

Hawkboard
http://www.hawkboard.org/

In terms of performance, it would seem to be in order Hawkboard, Beagleboard, Pandaboard, with latter being fastest. The Pandaboard has a 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, the Beagleboard-XM has a 1GHz single-core Cortex-A8 CPU.

CPU specs:
http://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a8.php
http://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a9.php

I have just noticed something on the Cortex-A8 page "binary compatibility with the ARM1176 family". That would be backwards compatibility.
Assume that also applies to the A9. That would mean I could compile code optimised for the RaspberryPi on a Pandaboard or beagleboard?


Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 12:56


Comments:

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 13:59 by technosaurus
gcc arm
http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/ARM-Options.html#ARM-Options


Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 17:25 by Flama79
Arm v7 instruction
A series ARM V7 processors (es.: cortex A8 and A9) are supposed to contain the V6 core functionality (ARM11 is a ARM V6 processor).
But ARM V7 instruction are required by Flash 10.x and 11 to be officially supported (see android troubles with v6 processors).
If you plan to implement Flash plug-in I'd suggest to choose and arm cortex a8 board at least.

Sorry for my bad english.


Posted on 19 Nov 2011, 21:02 by Raffy
ARMdesigner Board
And here is armdesignerDOTcom SBC6410 (additional info about board sellers).


Posted on 25 Dec 2011, 23:06 by svgt
Snapdragon A8
I love the puppies. I use a Snapdragon A8 machine from HP (HP Compaq Airlife 100) with Android 1.6. I would appreciate to get rid of the trap with old Android. I want to run a Puppy at the HP machine. But I cannot read the report from the Russian guy.


Posted on 2 Jan 2012, 2:49 by drspastic
rasberry pi
arm ports of puppy are the way forward now that arm is becoming so cheap and available. i really hope raspberry pi gets off the ground without a hitch, without increasing the price. do we have a thread yet about puppy pi? there is certainly a lot of people waiting for the first units to ship. has there been any talks between the puppy/raspberry teams?