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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Raspberry Pi Vs Gooseberry board

Comparison between two latest embedded boards

Raspberry Pi


SoC: Broadcom BCM2835 (CPU, GPU, DSP, and SDRAM)

CPU: 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core (ARM11 family)

GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0, 1080p30 h.264/MPEG-4 AVC high-profile decoder

Memory (SDRAM): 256 MB (shared with GPU)

USB 2.0 ports: 1 2 (via integrated USB hub)

Video outputs: Composite RCA (PAL & NTSC), HDMI, raw LCD Panels via DSI

14 HDMI resolutions from 640×350 to 1920×1200 plus various PAL and NTSC standards.

Audio outputs: 3.5 mm jack, HDMI

Onboard storage:SD / MMC / SDIO card slot

Onboard network: None 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)

Low-level peripherals: 8 × GPIO, UART, I²C bus, SPI bus with two chip selects, +3.3 V, +5 V, ground

Power ratings: 500 mA (2.5 W) 700 mA (3.5 W)

Power source: 5 volt via MicroUSB or GPIO header

Size: 85.60 × 53.98 mm (3.370 × 2.125 in)

Weight: 45 g (1.6 oz)

Planned operating systems: Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux ARM, R

Price :$25



CPU : A10 1 Ghz overclockable to 1.5 Ghz  (1.2 Ghz highest stable overclock on android)

Graphics Processor : Mali 400 MHz

Operating System : Now Android 4.0 ICS

Onboard Storage: 4Gb (upgradeable by Micro SD memory card- 32gb)

Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n

Connectivity: Ac jack, 1x 3.5mm Earphone Jack, 1x Mini Usb, 1x Hdmi Out, Micro Sd slot

Compatible software: Android ICS is the only compatible OS! Ubuntu and Arch linux are expected in the future

Price : 40 Euro

Requirements to get the board running

1)Mini Hdmi cable to connect the board to an tv or monitor

2)Male Micro usb to female usb cable to connect usb peripherals  (mouse, keyboard, usb hub)

3)Powered USB hub to connect power hungry peripherals such if required such as External Hard drives

4)Micro USB to USB to connect board to computer for flashing the on board Nand flash

GooseBerry Board vs Raspberry Pi

1)The Gooseberry board is roughly 3 x more powerful in processing power than the Pi
2)The Gooseberry board has a newer arm architecture meaning it is compatible with newer software such as Ubuntu which the Pi can not run
3)The Gooseberry board has double the ram of the Pi (512mb)
4)The board does not have a Lan  port, although Wifi is present
5)The board does not have analogue video and so can not connect to old TV’s
6)Only a limited OS (android) is supported as of yet fully, the board however is capable of running other 7)Os’s such as Ubuntu (currently without graphics acceleration). Premade images for Ubuntu are now available and videos of the board running ubuntu and other linux flavours shall be uploaded.

Reference :Raspberry Pi ,Gooseberry


    Unknown said...

    Now an alternative to the gooseberry board, same spec but lower price. For details, pls visit

    Lentin Joseph said...

    @Tracy Yip ,Its a good board too :)

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