Introducing the New Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The Compute Module 4 (CM4) is a highly anticipated and requested addition the the Raspberry Pi lineup.
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The CM4 is Smaller, Faster, Cooler and adds access to a host of other requested features, including, Dual HDMI, Dual Camera and PCIe! We will be breaking it down for you all today!
The Compute Module is a Raspberry Pi 4 boiled down to key components and set up to be integrated in your product design, including modular Radio certification.
Key features are as follows:
55mm x 40mm x 4.7mm with 4xM2.5 mounting holes
Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
Options for 1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM (depending on model)
Options for 0GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB eMMC Flash memory (depending on model)
Peak eMMC bandwidth 100MBytes/s (four times faster than previous Compute modules)
Option for Fully certified radio module with :
- 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless
- Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
- On board electronic switch to select between external or PCB trace antenna
2 x HDMI 2.0 ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
H.265 (HEVC) (upto 4kp60 decode), H264 (upto 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
- Gigabit Ethernet PHY supporting IEEE 1588
- 1 x PCIe 1-lane Host, Gen 2 ( 5Gbps )
- 1 x USB 2.0 port ( highspeed )
- 1 x 2-lane MIPI DSI display port
- 1 x 4-lane MIPI DSI display port
1 x 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
1 x 4-lane MIPI DSI camera port
1 x SDIO 2.0 (CM4Lite only)
Single +5v PSU input.
28x user GPIO supporting either 3.3v or 1.8v signalling and various interface options:
- Up to 6x UART
- Up to 6x I2C
- Up to 5x SPI
- 1x SDIO interface
- 1x DPI (Parallel RGB Display)
- 1x PCM
- Up to 2x PWM channels
- Up to 3x GPCLK outputs
All of these features can be broken out on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO board.
Find out more about the IO board here Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board
Raspberry Pi Compute Module. Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board
The new connectors on the underside of the Raspberry Pi CM4 are designed to help you make the Raspberry Pi the heart of your embedded project.
32 variants - A Choice of Ram and eMMC Flash Memory
With four RAM options, four Flash options, and optional wireless connectivity, There are a total of 32 variants, with prices ranging from $25 (for the 1GB RAM, Lite, no wireless variant) to $90 (for the 8GB RAM, 32GB Flash, wireless variant). The 1GB RAM and no wireless variants keep the same price points ($25, $30, $35, and $40) as their Compute Module 3+ equivalents: once again, they have managed to pack a lot more performance into the platform without increasing the price.
Eben Upton, CEO, Raspberry Pi Trading and Dominic Plunkett, Senior Principle Hardware Engineer at Raspberry Pi Trading are excited to introduce and talk you through the new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4!
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