Types of Single-Board Computers

Single-board computers come in different shapes and sizes. The first ones were big, used mostly in educational or development arm boardcomputers, but as the technology developed, they have gotten smaller. Some are now smaller than a credit card, even smaller than a Blu-Ray player. Others are smaller than the size of a memory module or expansion card for a PC.

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi single-arm motherboard computer is a small computer that runs Linux. While it is designed for educational use, it can run a wide variety of operating systems. It is also capable of running third-party software. However, it does have some limitations, which we’ll cover below. First of all, the Raspberry Pi lacks a real-time clock, so it needs to ask its user for the time information at boot-up time. Thankfully, adding a real-time clock is quite easy to do via an I2C interface.

Currently, the Raspberry Pi offers quad-core 1.5-GHz processors and four gigabytes of RAM. This makes it a perfect entry-level computer for those new to private computer ownership and personal computing. However, it is important to note that the Raspberry Pi has a very low network bandwidth capacity, which means you won’t be able to use it for high-speed internet.

Geniatech XPi

Geniatech XPI single board computer is a low cost  and credit card-sized computer designed specifically for companies developing commercial products, features high-performance and low power consumption, offer optional Industry-grade ARM-based SoCs, include the Rockship series, the Amlogic series, and the NXP Embedded iMX8 series, support 4K video playback, 1~8GB RAM, 8~128GB eMMC, GbE, HDMI, WiFi & Bluetooth, 4x USB, 40-pin GPIO, UART, etc.


The UDOO Bolt single-board computer (SBC) is a powerful and versatile system. It features a quad-core AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor and comes in two model options. The Bolt V3 comes with four cores running at 3.6GHz and integrates AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics, while the Bolt V8 is equipped with dual-core processing and integrated graphics. Both models feature 4GB of RAM as standard.

The UDOO Bolt’s x86 processor is powerful enough to run Windows 10 natively, as well as Linux. The system also supports GPIO pins and is compatible with many x64 distros.

Libre Renegade

The Libre Renegade is a single-board computer powered by the Linux operating system. The board supports DisplayPort technology, and it also features a real-time clock with battery backup and a UART header. It should be capable of running the Android Oreo software and GNU/Linux-based operating systems with a Linux kernel version 4.19 or later. The board uses a micro USB port for power, so it’s recommended that you use a low-resistance USB cable.

The Renegade has a dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor and a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor. It also has four gigabytes of RAM, microSD card support, and Gigabit Ethernet. Other features include an IR receiver and an HDMI 2.0 port.

UDOO Bolt V3

The UDOO Bolt is a single-arm sbc computer with 32GB of eMMC flash, two SO-DIMM slots for up to 64GB of RAM, and SATA and M.2 connectors. It is powered by an ATmega32u4 AVR microcontroller and is based on the Arduino platform. UDOO offers a full set of documentation for the board. It is currently available for purchase from UDOO, which has two versions of the UDOO Bolt, one of which is the V3. The UDOO Bolt V3 and V8 are available for $459, or you can pre-order one for $459.

The UDOO BOLT is an impressive product that allows you to create custom software for your projects and explore your creativity. Its unique pairing of system pins and on-board microcontroller make it a versatile tool for learning programming across platforms. It is capable of executing a wide variety of applications, from robotics to computer vision and machine learning.

UDOO Bolt V8

The UDOO Bolt V8 single board computer comes with an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC, which is a high-end processor and can be used for controlling hardware. The board is coaster-sized, yet is powerful enough to run AAA games, watch movies on four 4K screens at once, and power a robotic arm. The UDOO Bolt is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, and has already raised over $100,000 of its $100,000 funding goal.

The company that developed the UDOO Bolt has a long history of designing and manufacturing electronic embedded solutions. They have been in business for 39 years and have manufactured thousands of single-board computers for industrial customers. Their in-house manufacturing facility is ISO9001-certified. Until now, they have only sold the UDOO Bolt to kickstarter backers, and they have yet to release the UDOO Bolt V8 for retail sale.

ASUS Tinker Board

The ASUS Tinker Board is a single-board computer similar in size to Raspberry Pi models. Although the ASUS board is designed to be used as a stand-alone computer, it’s compatible with Raspberry Pi projects. This is because the board is a single unit. In addition, it’s a compatible size.


The Tinker arm development board features full-size HDMI output for connecting to an HDMI-enabled display. Additionally, it has four USB 2.0 ports. The Tinker Board is designed to provide an excellent end user experience. It also comes with a color-coded GPIO header that enables easy recognition of individual pins.

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