8 Popular Single-Board Computers for Spring 2024

June 7, 2024
Discover the latest single-board computers on the market, along with some legacy favorites that bring versatility for a wide range of projects.

What you’ll learn:

  • Insight into the world of SBCs, with the latest releases and updated popular boards.
  • SBC hardware features
  • What does the future hold for SBCs?


As spring warms as we near summertime, tech companies are heating up the development world with the latest single-board computers (SBCs), along with updates to popular legacy boards. In the dynamic realm of SBCs, a select few stand out as the best of the best, providing a boost in performance and connectivity options over past generations.

From the Raspberry Pi’s familiar layout and processing prowess to the Sweet Potato’s performance-driven capabilities, SBCs have become instrumental in diverse applications. Looking ahead, the continuing evolution of SBCs promises more power, efficiency and connectivity.

Future developments are poised to break new ground, catering to a broader array of tasks that go from industrial integration and edge computing to robotics and automation. The realm of SBCs isn’t just a glimpse into today’s technology, but a preview of the dynamic possibilities that lie ahead.

With that in mind, let’s delve into the vast world of SBCs and look at some of the best that have arrived this year and a few others that continue to hold their own or have undergone updates and revisions:

About the Author

Cabe Atwell | Technology Editor, Electronic Design

Cabe is a Technology Editor for Electronic Design. 

Engineer, Machinist, Maker, Writer. A graduate Electrical Engineer actively plying his expertise in the industry and at his company, Gunhead. When not designing/building, he creates a steady torrent of projects and content in the media world. Many of his projects and articles are online at element14 & SolidSmack, industry-focused work at EETimes & EDN, and offbeat articles at Make Magazine. Currently, you can find him hosting webinars and contributing to Electronic Design and Machine Design.

Cabe is an electrical engineer, design consultant and author with 25 years’ experience. His most recent book is “Essential 555 IC: Design, Configure, and Create Clever Circuits

Cabe writes the Engineering on Friday blog on Electronic Design. 

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