Raspberry pipico has the advantages of high performance and low cost, and can easily integrate various professional microcontroller applications

Shanghai, China, January 22, 2021 – Avril’s global distributor of electronic components and solutions, e-luomeng, announced the supply of raspberry Pico, the first microcontroller development board with raspberry PI custom chips. Raspberry pipico development kit continues raspberry Pi’s consistent high performance, low cost and ease of use. The price is only $4, which has brought revolutionary changes to the microcontroller market. Customers will be able to purchase raspberry pipico from e-league website from January 25, 2021.

Any professional design engineer who has been proficient in using raspberry PI will be able to use raspberry PI Pico easily, and will be convinced by its high ease of use and high cost performance.

Its main features include:

  • Memory: 264kb on-chip SRAM memory; 2MB on-board QSPI flash memory.
  • Interface and mechanical configuration: 26 GPIO pins, 3 of which can be used as analog input; 0.1 inch through-hole pad with groove edge suitable for SMT assembly.
  • Power supply: the on-board power supply provides 3.3V output voltage, which can supply power for rp2040 and external circuits; the wide voltage input from 1.8V to 5.5V allows designers to choose power flexibly according to their own preferences.
  • Development tools: developers can simply drag and drop programming through micro USB. It also provides 3-pin SWD interface for interactive debugging, with comprehensive csdk and highly reliable micro Python port, and a large number of application examples and documentation.

The core of raspberry pipico is rp2040, a microcontroller chip designed by raspberry PI. It is equipped with dual core armcortex-m0 + processor, operating at 133MHz, on-board 264kb SRAM and 30 multifunctional GPIO pins. It is also equipped with special hardware suitable for common peripherals, programmable I / O subsystem supporting extended peripherals, four channel ADC with internal temperature sensor, and built-in USB1.1 interface with host and device support.

“Since the launch of the first raspberry PI in 2012, raspberry PI, a leading brand in the market, has become a synonym for super easy to use and value for money,” said Lee Turner, director of global semiconductor and single board business of Farnell and E-Link. As the newest member of raspberry PI family, raspberry PI Pico is the smallest in size and only costs US $4. However, it will change the microcontroller market as the original raspberry PI development board changes the single board computer market, and will also provide excellent flexibility and huge opportunities for design engineers. We are very happy to start another exciting journey with raspberry PI partners. “

“Pico is the beginning of a new era for raspberry PI,” said James Adams, chief operating officer of raspberry PI Foundation’s trading company. For the past decade, we have been using microcontroller products from other suppliers. With raspberry pipico and rp2040, we will be able to use the expertise accumulated in the past decade to create an innovative chip design platform for our customers. Ten years ago, it was hard to imagine that people would use raspberry pi to create so many projects and products. At this moment, I believe that raspberry pipico will also create such brilliance. “

E-luomeng is the largest manufacturer and distributor of raspberry PI in the world. Its sales volume of raspberry PI development board has exceeded 15 million units. The full range of raspberry Pi is now available for customers to build a variety of home, professional, teaching or business applications. In addition, customers can also get technical support services 5 days a week and 8 hours a day, and can visit e-league website and practical online resources of e-league community.

Customers can purchase raspberry pipico from January 25 through Farnell (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Newark (North America) and e-league (Asia Pacific) for $4. For more information about raspberry pipico, visit https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-96021/ .

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