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The 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 released two versions; Model A & Model B.
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.
The PiRack is an expansion board allowing the connection of multiple IO boards to the Raspberry Pi.
PiFace™ Digital plugs onto the top of your Raspberry Pi, and allows you to sense and control the real world. Learn More>>
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>>
A triple play platform for connecting the worlds of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32-bit embedded ARM. Learn More>>
The Assembled Gertboard™ allows your Raspberry Pi to detect and respond to external events. Learn More>>
Wireless dongle to connect your Raspberry Pi to a Wi-Fi local area network. Learn More>>
|Revision Note||Raspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 (512MB) Changes|
|User Manual||Raspberry Pi: Quick User Guide for Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer|
|Datasheet||Broadcom: Datasheet for BCM2835 SoC used in Raspberry Pi|
|Training Videos||Raspberry Pi Training Videos|
|Images||Raspberry Pi RAW Beta Board|
|Peripherals||Raspberry Pi GPIO Expansion - Low Level Peripherals|
|Schematic||Raspberry Pi: Schematic for Raspberry Pi Model B Board|
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|Model A||Model B|
|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 Megabytes (shared with GPU)||512 Megabytes (shared with GPU)|
|USB 2.0 ports:||1||2 (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:||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)|
|Operating Systems:||Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux|