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Raspberry Pi 5 With Enhanced Features Now Up For Pre-Order

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The latest Raspberry Pi 5 boasts unparalleled speed, advanced functionalities, and innovative design modifications.

Raspberry Pi 5

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.

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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.

For more information, click here.

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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