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Raspberry Pi Development

The latest Electronics Weekly news on the eductional Raspberry Pi development board, a “low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse”.

Raspberry Pi goes 64-bit quad core

raspberry pi 3

Raspberry Pi, element14 and RS Components have announced Raspberry Pi 3, based around a quad core 64-bit processor. “Four years ago today, we launched the first Raspberry Pi with our friends at Premier Farnell. Today we’re launching Raspberry Pi 3: it’s still $35 and it’s still the size of your credit card, but now it comes with on-board wireless LAN and ...

Raspberry Pi and Brillo will be a match made in heaven

Google Brillo IoT platform

Raspberry Pi may have been slow to announce support for Google’s IoT open source development platform, but it is only a matter of time before the tiny computer embraces Brillo. Google’s bid to bring its Android OS into the orbit of the internet of things come with a developer kit for building testing and debugging. If Microsoft recognises the importance of ...

Intel takes on Raspberry Pi in the classroom


Intel has made its big bid to grab a share of the educational computer board market and it has Raspberry Pi firmly in its sights. The processor giant is not creating a small format computer board for the maker and education markets from scratch. It has teamed up with the organisation behind the Arduino board. Arduino will give Intel a ...

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B goes quad-core ARM Cortex-A7

Raspberry Pi 2 side

A new, improved Raspberry Pi has been announced, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. It features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU running at 900MHz (for a 6x performance boost on the first generation Raspberry Pi Model B+) and 1GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM (for a 2x memory increase). We’ve covered this story around the site, exhaustively. Check out the original announcement, ...

Hi-fi for Model B plus

Cirrus audio Raspberry Pi

Element14 has a hi-fi audio card for Model A+ and B+ Raspberry Pis. The circuit is almost the same as the ‘Wolfson’ hi-fi board for the Model A and B – Cirrus bought Wolfson a while ago. A bespoke version of Raspian is available. See more on the Electronics Weekly news site. Its audio card for the A and B ...

Power over Ethernet comes to Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi can now be powered via an Ethernet connection using a 5V power over Ethernet (PoE) add-on adaptor board. Silvertel has released a circuit and PCB layout for a 5V PoE adapter board and the information is available for free download and use by any manufacturer of accessories or general hobbyists. Powering any 5V device, up to a power of 9W, it is suitable for ...