Raspberry Pi 2 boasts more memory and faster processor


Todays marks the launch of a new version of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer which has been unveiled in London.  This piece of kits is boasting more memory and a new processor that is six times faster than its predecessor!

According to Eben Upton CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading “Today’s launch of Raspberry Pi 2 takes the Raspberry Pi platform to a completely new level,”

The new model has an expanded number of input/output pins, making it possible to connect up to four USB devices – including some powered devices such as hard drives – as well as multiple sensors, connectors and expansion boards. This Raspberry PI will also support Windows 10, as well as traditional open source Linux distributions. All previous Raspberry Pi projects can be upgraded to benefit from the improved performance via an operating system update.

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Technical Details about the Raspberry Pi2

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We have below listed a more detailed level of benefits and technical specifications:

Benefits:

Get personal with your Pi. Welcome to the Raspberry Pi™ 2, the single board computer that thinks it’s a home PC.

Enhanced Quad Core Processor and 1GB RAM now provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Build your own workstation – create and manage your documents and spreadsheets with ease using LibreOffice™
  • Faster and more enjoyable gaming – experience less lag and more seamless gaming in all your favourites. Can’t wait to demolish buildings in Minecraft™, trigger your TNT now and be amazed by the results!
  • No more buffer face – boots up Raspbian in less than half the time as the Model B+
  • More power for your favourite projects – create Space Progammes, Time Lapse Videos, GPS tracking, HD audio and lots more with a full ecosystem of supporting accessories.
  • All your previous Raspberry Pi projects are 100% backward compatible with the new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B 1GB

Technical Specifications:

  • Broadcom BCM2836 Arm7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 900MHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 40pin extended GPIO
  • 4 x USB 2 ports
  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
  • Full size HDMI
  • CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  • Micro USB power source

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Features:

  • Broadcom BCM2836 Arm7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 900MHz
  • 1GB RAM so you can now run bigger and more powerful applications
  • Identical board layout and footprint as the Model B+, so all cases and 3rd party add-on boards designed for the Model B+ will be fully compatible.
  • Fully HAT compatible
  • 40pin extended GPIO to enhance your “real world” projects. GPIO is 100% compatible with the Model B+ and A+ boards. First 26 pins are identical to the Model A and Model B boards to provide full backward compatibility across all boards.
  • Connect a Raspberry Pi camera and touch screen display (each sold separately)
  • Stream and watch Hi-definition video output at 1080P
  • Micro SD slot for storing information and loading your operating systems.
  • Advanced power management:
  • You can now provide up to 1.2 AMP to the USB port – enabling you to connect more power hungry USB devices directly to the Raspberry PI. (This feature requires a 2Amp micro USB Power Supply)
  • 10/100 Ethernet Port to quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet
  • Combined 4-pole jack for connecting your stereo audio out and composite video out

refernces – http://www.raspberrypi.org/author/eben/

http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-73827/l/the-new-raspberry-pi-2-model-b-1gb-technical-specifications?ICID=rpi2-topban-links

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