The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveils the Raspberry Pi Pico, the company’s first microcontroller based on the RP2040 chip. Fabricated on a 40nm process node, it boasts a dual-core ARM Cortex-M0+ processor running @ 133MHz with 264KB of on-chip RAM, multiple I/O options, DMA controller, 16 x PWM channels, 2MB of flash memory, a power supply chip that supports input voltages from 1.8-5.5V, a single push button, and a single LED. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review, and additional information.
At just $4, it’s programmable in C/C++ and MicroPython, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation also gives you a complete C SDK, GCC-based toolchain, as well as Visual Studio Code integration. Since the power supply chip supports input voltages from 1.8-5.5V, you can power your Pico from a wide variety of sources, including 2-3 AA cells in series, or a single lithium-ion cell.
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (Plus) (RPi 3+) Released in March 2018--Broadcom BCM2837B0,Cortex-A53, 64-bit SoC @ 1.4 GHz Features Upgraded On-board WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
- Great Retro Gaming look and feel--Includes 2 Newly Upgraded Classic USB Gamepads (MODEL V3.0) & Retrogaming Case with ease of access to all Ports
- Includes a Samsung EVO Class 10 Micro SD Card (32GB)--Preloaded with NOOBS & RETROPIE and ready to go--Also Includes 8GB Flash Drive Preoaded with Named folders For easy Game Transfers
- Highest Quality Components--2.5A Power Supply With Switch--HDMI Cable--Heatsink
- Perfect for Retro Gamers -- Includes The Vilros Quick Start Booklet with Retro Gaming Instructions
Many of our favorite projects, from cucumber sorters to high altitude balloons, connect Raspberry Pi to the physical world: software running on the Raspberry Pi reads sensors, performs computations, talks to the network, and drives actuators. This ability to bridge the worlds of software and hardware has contributed to the enduring popularity of Raspberry Pi computers, with over 37 million units sold to date,” said the company.