Introducing 'Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W' with 5 times the performance of Raspberry Pi Zero at the 1000 yen level

The $ 15 (about 1700 yen) ' Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W ' has been added to the lineup of the inexpensive single board computer '

Raspberry Pi' series. It is said that it is equipped with a processor that operates 5 times faster than the 'Raspberry Pi Zero ' that appeared in 2015.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W – Raspberry Pi

New product: Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W on sale now at $ 15 --Raspberry Pi

According to Eben Aptan , the founder and developer of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Raspberry Pi Zero, which appeared at a low price of $ 5 in 2015, shipped about 4 million units in 6 years and in 2017. The Raspberry Pi Zero wireless function addition model ' Raspberry Pi Zero W ' that appeared is said to be used for many purposes such as self-made smart speakers and self-made respirators. 'While the processing power of our other products has improved, the processing power of the Raspberry Pi Zero series has not improved. To date,' said the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. It is appealing that it is equipped with a processor with high processing power.

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is equipped with the SoC 'Broadcom BCM2710A1' that was installed in the early days of the 'Raspberry Pi 3', and is said to have five times the performance of the Raspberry Pi Zero. Other detailed specifications are as follows.

CPU 1GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53
Main memory 512MB SDRAM
Wifi 2.4GHz 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth Low Energy
Onboard port Mini HDMI, micro USB, microSD card slot
Regeneration support H.264, MPEG-4 decode (1080p30); H.264 encode (1080p30)
others Equipped with CSI-2 camera connector
Size Long side 65 mm x short side 30 mm

In general, the faster the processor, the more heat it generates. However, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W uses

a substrate that contains a thick copper foil layer,
and it is possible to efficiently exhaust heat. In addition, the wireless module is protected by a metal shield, making it less susceptible to radio wave interference.

The product page of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W has already been published, and shipments to the United States, EU, United Kingdom, Canada, and Hong Kong have begun. In addition, shipments to Australia and New Zealand are scheduled to begin in November 2021. We plan to start shipping to other regions as soon as the certification process is completed.

In October 2021, the price increase of Raspberry Pi 4 was announced due to the influence of the global semiconductor shortage, but Mr. Aptan said, 'Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is not affected by the semiconductor shortage. We plan to ship 200,000 units in 2021 and 250,000 units in the first half of 2022. ' In addition, even after the introduction of the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, it has stated that it will continue to be sold together with the Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero W.

Raspberry Pi 4 to raise price due to lack of semiconductor, 1GB model that disappeared is also revived --GIGAZINE

in Hardware, Posted by log1o_hf