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Raspberry Pi 2 touts quad core CPU, 1GB RAM for $35

Posted: 03 Feb 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

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The new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B comes with more power, thanks to its quad core processor that runs at 900MHz with 1GB of RAM. The previous generation boasts of 700MHz with a single-core CPU.

Priced at $35.33, the successor to the four million unit selling Raspberry Pi promises to be six times faster than its predecessor and boasts 1GB of RAM to run bigger and more powerful projects.

All previous Raspberry Pi projects are compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and the expanded GPIO pins, advanced power management and connectivity, make it possible to connect up to four USB devices, including some powered devices such as hard drives. The 40-pin GPIO enables multiple sensors, connectors and expansion boards to be added, with the first 26 pins identical to the Model A and B boards, for full backward compatibility. Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will also be pleased to hear that upgrading their existing projects to benefit from the improved performance simply involves an update to the Operating System.

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

For a superior user experience the Raspberry Pi 2 claims to boot up in less than half the time of its predecessor.

For a full list of the specs, click here.

- Julien Happich
  EE Times Europe

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