A powerful "competitor" to the Raspberry Pi has been unveiled

06 April 2020

Many people have heard of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer. Among similar solutions, it has become a real hit. Dozens of companies are trying to repeat its success. They release their own platforms one after the other.

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An interesting contender has appeared on the SEEED Studio site. The new product is called the Odyssey X86J4105800. The main drawback of the product is its high price. The approximate cost is $190.

Even the top-end version of the Raspberry Pi is cheaper. However, the Odyssey X86J4105800 is much more productive. With its help, you can assemble a full-fledged budget PC. Installation of Linux and Windows 10 is supported.

In addition, the Odyssey X86J4105800 is suitable for Arduino. The Microchip ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0+ chip guarantees appropriate compatibility. Said gives enthusiasts thousands of possibilities.

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The board size is 110mm by 110mm. This was enough to accommodate a 4-core Intel Celeron J4105 processor. The latter functions with a clock frequency of up to 2.5 GHz. For graphics is responsible for integrated video Intel UHD Graphics 600.

RAM on board is 8 GB (LPDDR4). There is no integrated storage. There is a slot for microSD cards and connector M.2 2242/2280. It serves to connect an SSD.

There are 2-port Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz). The Odyssey X86J4105800 also offers HDMI 2.0a, USB 3.1 Type-A, USB 3.1 Type-C and two USB 2.0 Type-A interfaces. Completing the configuration are 40 GPIO pins and a 3.5mm headphone output.

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What's this gadget for? It's designed for device developers. Easily create a thin client, mini-PC, media center, router, NAS - literally anything. It just takes imagination.

Will the Odyssey X86J4105800 be in demand? We will know in the near future. Nobody needs an alternative to the Raspberry Pi.