Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer

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The Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 256 or 512 Megabytes of RAM. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.

 

 

The foundation has release two versions; Model A & Model B.

 

  • Model B (Revision 2.0) - It's a latest launched Raspberry Pi Revision 2 with 512MB of RAM memory, two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller. Click Here to Learn What's New?


 

  • Model B (Revision 1.0) - has 256MB RAM memory, two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller.


 

  • Model A - has 256 Megabytes (MB) RAM memory, one USB port and no Ethernet controller. Though the Model A doesn't have an RJ45 Ethernet port, it can connect to a network by using a user supplied USB Ethernet or Wi-Fi adapter. As typical of modern computers, generic USB keyboards and mice are compatible with the Raspberry Pi.


 

The Raspberry Pi use Linux-kernel based operating systems. Debian GNU/Linux, Iceweasel, Calligra Suite and Python are planned to be bundled with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi does not come with a real-time clock, so an OS must use a network time server, or ask the user for time information at boot time to get access to time and date info for file time and date stamping. However a real time clock (such as the DS1307) with battery backup can be easily added via the I2C interface.

 

 

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released various SD Card image that can be loaded onto an SD Card to produce a preliminary operating system. The image is based upon Linux version of Debian OS (Raspbian) with the LXDE desktop and the Midori browser, plus various programming tools. The image can also run on QEMU allowing the Raspberry Pi to be emulated on various other platforms.

 

 

 

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The PiRack is an expansion board allowing the connection of multiple IO boards to the Raspberry Pi.

 

 

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Raspberry Pi Camera Board is a custom designed add-on for Raspberry Pi. It attaches to Raspberry Pi by way of one of the small sockets on the board upper surface. Learn More>>

 

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The Assembled Gertboard™ allows your Raspberry Pi to detect and respond to external events. Learn More>>

 

 

 

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Wireless dongle to connect your Raspberry Pi to a Wi-Fi local area network. Learn More>>

 

 

 

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Technical Documents

 


 

Learning Center
TypeDescription
Revision Note new.pngRaspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 (512MB) Changes
User ManualRaspberry Pi: Quick User Guide for Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer
DatasheetBroadcom: Datasheet for BCM2835 SoC used in Raspberry Pi
Training VideosRaspberry Pi Training Videos
ImagesRaspberry Pi RAW Beta Board
PeripheralsRaspberry Pi GPIO Expansion - Low Level Peripherals

 

Design Elements

 

TypeDescription
SchematicRaspberry Pi: Schematic for Raspberry Pi Model B Board

 

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Kit Features

 


 

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Model AModel B
SoCBroadcom 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 Megabytes (shared with GPU)512 Megabytes (shared with GPU)
USB 2.0 ports:12 (via integrated USB hub)
Video outputs:Composite RCA, HDMI
Audio outputs:3.5 mm jack, HDMI
Onboard storage:SD, MMC, SDIO card slot
Onboard network:None10/100 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)
Operating Systems:Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ordering Information

 


 

 

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RASPBERRY PI 8GB BUNDLERASPBERRY PI 8GB BUNDLE  new.pngBundle: Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board + Case + Pre-Programmed 8GB SD Card (NOOBS: Enjoy all 6 Operating Systems for Raspberry Pi from single SD card)
RASPBERRY-PI/8GB-USDRASPBERRY-PI/8GB-USDBundle: Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board + Case + 8GB SD Card + MicroSD to SD Converter
KIT-STARTER-RPI/CASE/SD/PWR-UKKIT-STARTER-RPI/CASE/SD/PWR-UKBundle: Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board + Case + Pre-Programmed 4GB SD Card (RASPBIAN) + USB Cable + Mains Plug UK
RPI-B-512-BUNDLE/ANZRPI-B-512-BUNDLE/ANZBundle: Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board + Case + Pre-Programmed 4GB SD Card (Debian) + USB Cable + Mains Plug AU
KIT-STARTER-RPI/CASE/SD/PWR-EUKIT-STARTER-RPI/CASE/SD/PWR-EUBundle: Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board + Case + Pre-Programmed 4GB SD Card (RASPBIAN) + USB Cable + Mains Plug EU
RPI-B-512-CASEDRPI-B-512-CASEDRaspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board Only - with Case
RASPBRRY-MODB-512MRASPBRRY-MODB-512MRaspberry Pi Model B (512MB) Board Only - without Case
RASPBERRY-MODA-256MRASPBERRY-MODA-256MRaspberry Pi Model A Board Only (without Case)

 

 

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