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I'm curious as well why you'd be using x86 processors in embedded devices. Care to share?

(Also not the parent) I've seen this in robotics; a lot of code in that space has been tested for a long time on x86 computers [^1], and only more recently been looked at on ARM.

I think this is also common in industrial embedded systems, since I periodically see ads to buy hardware for them [^2]. I'm not entirely sure why :).

[^1]: http://wiki.ros.org/Robots/TurtleBot/Robot%20Setup [^2]: https://www.logicsupply.com/computers/nuc/

Not the parent, but they can be nice for com express modules. Upgrade the SOM board without having to do an I/O board spin.

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