Raspberry Pi 5 Premiere!

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Grand premiere

In the world of technology, every once in a while, products appear that truly exhilarate us. One such device that will undoubtedly capture the hearts of enthusiasts and industry experts is the latest iteration of the popular Pi – Raspberry Pi 5.

This eagerly awaited, grand premiere will surely bring many surprises for tech news aficionados. Each subsequent version was more advanced than the last, but user expectations continued to rise. Everyone wondered when the Raspberry Pi 5 would finally hit the market. And even though the answer was only a matter of time, electronics enthusiasts awaited this moment with bated breath.

Key Product Information

The Raspberry Pi 5, available in 4 GB and 8 GB RAM versions, primarily features a new quad-core Broadcom BCM2712 ARM Cortex-A76 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz. This new version of the iconic “berry” has two microHDMI ports, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, and a USB Type-C port for power connection. Moreover, the product offers two 4-lane MIPI connectors for cameras and displays, a PCI Express 2.0 slot, a place for a fan, UART and RTC battery connectors, and a built-in power button on the board.

Furthermore, the module supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi communication, Bluetooth 5 BLE, and a 1000 Mb/s Ethernet port with PoE. As in previous versions, the Raspberry Pi 5 has a traditional 40-pin GPIO connector and a microSD card slot. It is only compatible with Raspberry Pi OS from the Bookworm version onwards. The board also has a space for the official heatsink and fan.

Seeing such specifications, it’s hard not to be impressed. The Raspberry Pi 5 will be an excellent tool for hobbyists, developers, and those wanting to delve deeper into technology and computing. The product will be on sale in late October to November, so stay alert and be sure to follow our social media!

What's New?

At first glance, the board might seem very similar to its predecessor. In a sense, it is – the color and product dimensions remain the same as the RPi 4. However, a more detailed comparison of the Raspberry Pi 5 to older models reveals many significant changes. 

Compared to the previous generation, the performance of the new board has been significantly enhanced thanks to the improved processor. Additionally, another 4-lane MIPI CSI/DSI socket was added. There’s also the capability to connect two screens simultaneously and display resolutions up to 4K.

There have also been slight changes in power source requirements – the “berry” now requires a power supply capable of delivering a minimum of 5 A (with a voltage of 5 V). Thanks to special holes on the board, it’s possible to mount the official RPi cooling system, which consists of a large heatsink and fan.

Additional Accessories

The Raspberry Pi 5 won’t be the only hot novelty from Botland – dedicated accessories such as cases, power supplies, heatsinks, RTC batteries, new camera and display cables and even complete sets with the new board will also be on sale. As time goes by, there will undoubtedly be more and more additions – you can be sure that Botland will inform you about all the new products you’d want to know about!

What Exactly is Raspberry Pi?

If you’re just beginning your journey into the world of electronics, programming, and microcomputers, you might not fully understand what Raspberry Pi is. RPi (as the device is colloquially called) is a global leader among single-board computers. It’s perfect for educational purposes but also excels in advanced industrial projects.

It was created in the United Kingdom by a foundation bearing the same name as the product – Raspberry Pi. Over the years, various versions and models of Raspberry Pi have emerged, not to mention a wide range of accessories, including cases and power supplies. The vast Raspberry Pi enthusiast community offers comprehensive support to those just starting their journey with this microcomputer.

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Agata Kosmala

Agata Kosmala

Botlandowa fotografka i autorka tekstów na bloga. Jak opisali ją koledzy z pracy: kolorowa - ale nie jaskrawa, spokojna - ale nie nudna, niezbyt wygadana - lecz zawsze z ripostą w zanadrzu. Magister medycyny roślin z artystyczną duszą. Miłośniczka cięższego brzmienia, gier komputerowych, botaniki, psychologii i tematyki fantasy.

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