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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

Arduino101

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 ...