Our friends at the Raspberry Pi foundation have done it again. They’ve just launched the Raspberry Pi 4. The Raspberry Pi 4 builds on the success of the previous generation of boards and presents some major feature upgrades in many different areas. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is even claiming that it now comes very close to replacing your traditional desktop for just 35 $ (USD).
Here are some of the key technical features of the Raspberry Pi 4 –
- A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
- 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM
- Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet
- Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
- Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K
- VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x
- 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video
- Complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products
The board will now ship in 4 memory options –
- 1GB – 35$ (USD)
- 2GB – 45$ (USD)
- 4GB – 55$ (USD)
Here’s some key snippets from the Pi foundation website –
Power – We’ve moved from USB micro-B to USB-C for our power connector. This supports an extra 500mA of current, ensuring we have a full 1.2A for downstream USB devices, even under heavy CPU load.
Video – To accommodate dual display output within the existing board footprint, we’ve replaced the type-A (full-size) HDMI connector with a pair of type-D (micro) HDMI connectors.
Ethernet & USB – Our Gigabit Ethernet magjack has moved to the top right of the board, from the bottom right, greatly simplifying PCB routing. The 4-pin Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connector remains in the same location, so Raspberry Pi 4 remains compatible with the PoE HAT.
Read the entire article at the Raspberry Pi Foundation website – https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-from-35/ . Read the Raspberry Pi Specs & Benchmark at the MagPi website – https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/raspberry-pi-4-specs-benchmarks/ .
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