Comparing the Raspberry Pi and VM2
The Raspberry Pi was developed as a desktop consumer product. Despite packing a lot of computing power in a small low-cost package and having some digital I/O ports, it is not very suitable for many embedded control applications.
This table compares the Raspberry Pi and the VM2 on features considered useful (or essential) to most industrial quality embedded control systems.
|Low current consumption (for hand-held and remote applications)|
|Real time clock/calendar|
|Boot direct from Flash (start up in < 1 second)|
|Continuity of supply measured in decades|
|Industrial temperature range|
|Hardware power supply monitor|
|Choice of OS|
|SD card support|
|Drives industry standard 5.7" and smaller graphic displays|
|Full customer support from manufacturer|