July 24, 2021

Raspberry Pi comes with dirt cheap microcontroller – News –

The Raspberry Pi Foundation releases the Raspberry Pi Pico. A microcontroller with its own chip for just over four euros.

Raspberry Pi is best known as a maker of inexpensive mini computers. These are particularly popular with hobbyists who use them to create their own projects, from a small server, media player, to a home automation system or a cucumber sorter.

It previously released a basic version under the name Raspberry Pi Zero, now an even smaller version follows: the Pico. A microcontroller that costs barely 4 dollars. Belgian prices are 4.08 to 4.5 euros.

Raspberry Pi Pico © Rasperry Pi Foundation

The microcontroller measures 51X21 millimeters, is equipped with USB 1.1 with device and host support, has 3 analog inputs, 26 multifunctional GPIO pins and a temperature sensor. The device is programmable in C and MicroPython.

The controller also contains Raspberry Pi’s own chip, the PR2040. This is a dual-core Arm Cortex-MO+ at 133 Mhz, supported with 2 megabytes of flash storage and 264 kilobytes of RAM.

The Raspberry Pi Pico relies on its own RP2040 chip., Rasperry Pi Foundation
The Raspberry Pi Pico is based on its own RP2040 chip. © Rasperry Pi Foundation

The specifications make it clear that this is not a minicomputer, but an extra small and cheap module, for example to build a device that requires a minimum of computing power and has limited space.

From the start, the Raspberry Pi is also for sale in Belgium through two distributors. If you want to purchase large volumes, you can even purchase an entire roll.

Raspberry Pi is best known as a maker of inexpensive mini computers. These are particularly popular with hobbyists who use them to create their own projects, from a small server, media player, to a home automation system or a cucumber sorter. It previously released a basic version under the name Raspberry Pi Zero, now an even smaller version follows. version: the Pico. A microcontroller that costs barely 4 dollars. Belgian prices are 4.08 to 4.5 euros. The microcontroller measures 51X21 millimeters, is equipped with USB 1.1 with device and host support, has 3 analog inputs, 26 multifunctional GPIO pins and a temperature sensor. The device is programmable in C and MicroPython. The controller also contains Raspberry Pi’s own chip, the PR2040. This is a dual-core Arm Cortex-MO+ at 133 Mhz, supported with 2 megabytes of flash storage and 264 kilobytes of RAM. The specifications make it clear that this is not a minicomputer, but an extra small and cheap module, for example to build a device that requires a minimum of computing power and only has a limited space. The Raspberry Pi is also for sale in Belgium from the start through two distributors. If you want to purchase large volumes, you can even purchase an entire roll.

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