Dev Board With Splendid Functionalities For High-End Applications

By Vinay Minj

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The PICO-WHU4 computing platform comes with a much more powerful processor which can be considered a suitable alternative to Raspberry Pi

The PICO-WHU4 (Image credit: www.aaeon.com)

Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular development boards out there. After all, it offers DIY enthusiasts a platform to create simple to complex electronic projects while consuming less time, energy, and money.

Now, a development board that is much more powerful than the newest Raspberry Pi board is set to change the game. Presenting the PICO-WHU4, a compact single-board computer built for AI and Edge computing by AAEON. As compared to Raspberry Pi’s most enhanced offering, the Raspberry Pi 4 that has Quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC, the PICO-WHU4 is equipped with 8th Generation Intel® Core and Celeron® processors that are available in four variants: i7-8665UE (1.7GHz up to 4.4GHz), i5-8365UE (1.6GHz up to 4.1GHz), i3-8145UE (2.2GHz up to 3.9GHz) and 4305UE (2GHz). And it doesn’t stop there.

  • RAM: 16GB (as compared to Raspberry Pi 4 1GB, 2GB or 4GB)
  • Processing speed: 4.45 GHz (Raspberry Pi 4 has 1.5GHz)
  • I/O ports: 4 USB ports (including two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports and two USB 2.0 headers), 2 Ethernet ports and 2 COM headers
  • Cooling option available
  • Power: 12V
  • Operating temperature: 0 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius

These powerful capabilities enable users to create projects that require high performance such as AI and Edge computing applications for smart retail and smart city.

The board measures 100mm x 72mm and costs US $783 (Raspberry Pi 4 price ranges from US $35 to US $55). Although that is highly expensive, the impressive specs are worth the price.

For detailed information, see here.


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