Raspberry Pi moves to co-packaging for 2W board

October 28, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
Raspberry Pi moves to co-packaging for 2W board
Small form factor single board computer with 2W power envelope aims at space-constrained applications.

Raspberry Pi has designed a System-in-Package (SIP) which integrates the BCM2710A1 die used in the launch variant of Raspberry Pi 3 with 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM to reduce power consumption..

The RP3A0 SIP is used for the first time in the Zero 2W single board computer.

The board provides a 1GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, VideoCore IV GPU, 512MB LPDDR2 DRAM, micro-USB power, HAT-compatible 40-pin header, composite video and reset pins via solder test points, and a CSI camera connector.

Connectivity on the board includes 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), MicroSD card slot, Mini HDMI and USB 2.0 OTG ports.

The board, now shipping from Farnell in Europe, is suitable for building embedded Internet of Things (IoT) projects and wireless networking applications and can also be used as a general-purpose computer. Its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, has been used in a wide range of applications from miniature arcade cabinets to electric skateboards.

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is accompanied by a range of accessories including a 5VDC power supply, an official case, 1, HDMI cable, male/female HDMI adapter, 10cm HDMI cable, OTG adapter and 1m USB cable.

“We are pleased to expand our range of Raspberry Pi products to ensure novice electronics enthusiasts through to professional design engineers can make use of new-to-market development boards to kickstart their projects. The small form factor, enhanced features and low price make Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W the perfect computer for running low-power jobs, particularly for applications where space is an issue,” said Romain Soreau, Head of Single Board Computing at Farnell.

Farnell has sold more than 15 million units to date and stocks the complete range of Raspberry Pi single board computers including the recently launched Raspberry Pi Pico.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is now available from stock from  Farnell in EMEA.

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