The latest Raspberry Pi 5 boasts unparalleled speed, advanced functionalities, and innovative design modifications.
Raspberry Pi has introduced a new version of its board, Raspberry Pi 5. It will be available in two types: a 4GB model and an 8GB model. The Raspberry Pi 5 offers exciting new features and is over twice as swift as its predecessor. While the Raspberry Pi 5 maintains the recognizable credit-card-sized form of its forerunners, certain design adjustments are made to align with the capabilities of the new chipset. The board no longer features the four-pole composite video and analogue audio jack. Replacing the former four-pole jack and camera connector are two Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors, functioning as bi-directional Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) interfaces that are compatible with both Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2) cameras and Display Serial Interface (DSI) displays. Moreover, in the spot previously occupied by the display connector on the board’s left side, a more compact FPC connector now provides a singular lane of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express 2.0 for high-velocity peripherals.
Three new Raspberry Pi 5 program chips make it work much better. The first chip, BCM2712, is a 16-nanometer application processor developed by Broadcom. This processor is an advancement from the 28-nanometer BCM2711 Application Processor that powered the Raspberry Pi 4, and it comes with several architectural improvements. At its core lies a quad-core 64-bit Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) Cortex-A76 processor, operating at 2.4GHz. This core has 512 KB per-core Level 2 (L2) caches and a shared 2 MB Level 3 (L3) cache. The second chip, RP1, is responsible for the Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller. It is fabricated using the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) 40-nanometer Low Power (40LP) process. It provides various functionalities, including Universal Serial Bus (USB) interfaces, an Ethernet controller, MIPI transceivers, analogue video output, and a suite of standard interfaces. The third component in the ensemble is the Renesas DA9091 “Gilmour” power-management Integrated Circuit (PMIC), designed to complement and support the operations of BCM2712 and RP1.
Some of the key features of the Raspberry Pi 5 include:
- 2.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A76 CPU
- VideoCore VII GPU
- Dual 4Kp60 HDMI®
- 4Kp60 HEVC decode
- Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi®
- Bluetooth 5.0/BLE
- Fast microSD interface
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- Gigabit Ethernet (PoE+ ready)
- 2 MIPI transceivers
- PCIe 2.0 x1
- 40-pin GPIO header
- Real-time clock
- Power button
You can pre-order units today from several of our authorized resellers, with the first shipments anticipated by the end of October.
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