Are you planning to buy a Raspberry Pi? It’s worth the wait! New models of the Pico family will appear in stores at any moment. Still very cheap but with a wireless connection.
In January last year, the Raspberry Pi Pico debuted on the marketa microcontroller based on the original SoC of the British – RP2040. We are dealing here with a nucleus ARM Cortex-M0+ Recorded at 133MHz and 265 KB of SRAM. All in 40 nm lithography of TSMC.
The Raspberry Pi Pico family has three new models
In a year and a half, the Raspberry Pi Pico has sold nearly two million unitsAnd the SoC RP2040 is eagerly used in third-party motherboards. It is a great and cheap platform for simple projects. Yesterday, three new models were announced, especially for fans of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The Raspberry Pi Pico W is a model with double specs of the original, but with one important improvementDemanded by many consumers. I’m talking about WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.2. all because of Infineon CYW43439 chip.
The other alternative is Raspberry Pi Pico WHWhich In addition to the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, it received a factory-soldered 40-pin and an additional 3-pin JTAG connector. It will be useful for people who are not familiar with soldering irons or have a steady hand when soldering these small items.
In the end, we left Raspberry Pi Pico HThe specifications remained unchanged. Wireless connectivity is missing here, a The only difference from the model from 2021 is the welded GPIO and JTAG.
Suggested prices for the new Raspberry Pi are $5, $6 and $7. As a reminder, the original Raspberry Pi Pico has a suggested retail price of $4. The cost of a new miniature raspberry in Poland is about 28, 36 and 40 zlotys. For the most comprehensive variant – the Raspberry Pi Pico WH – fans will be waiting until September 2022.
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