20 Facts About Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers (SBCs) developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in association with Broadcom.

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Raspberry Pi hardware has evolved through several versions that feature variations in the type of the central processing unit, amount of memory capacity, networking support, and peripheral-device support.

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Broadcom BCM2835 SoC used in the first generation Raspberry Pi includes a 700 MHz 32-bit ARM1176JZF-S processor, VideoCore IV graphics processing unit, and RAM.

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The graphical capabilities of the Raspberry Pi are roughly equivalent to the performance of the Xbox of 2001.

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Raspberry Pi 3 has 1 GB of RAM in the B and B+ models, and 512 MB of RAM in the A+ model.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation provides Raspberry Pi OS, a Debian-based Linux distribution for download, as well as third-party Ubuntu, Windows 10 IoT Core, RISC OS, LibreELEC (specialised media centre distribution) and specialised distributions for the Kodi media centre and classroom management.

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On 24 November 2020 Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that their driver for the Raspberry Pi 4 is Vulkan 1.

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Raspberry Pi Trading announced further driver conformance for Vulkan 1.

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In October 2012, the Raspberry Pi won T3's Innovation of the Year award, and futurist Mark Pesce cited a Raspberry Pi as the inspiration for his ambient device project MooresCloud.

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In June 2017, Raspberry Pi won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award.

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The citation for the award to the Raspberry Pi said it was "for its inexpensive credit card-sized microcomputers, which are redefining how people engage with computing, inspiring students to learn coding and computer science and providing innovative control solutions for industry.

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Raspberry Pi community was described by Jamie Ayre of FOSS software company AdaCore as one of the most exciting parts of the project.

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In 2014, the Raspberry Pi Foundation hired a number of its community members including ex-teachers and software developers to launch a set of free learning resources for its website.

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The design allows the use of the Compute Module in harsh industrial environments, leading to the conclusion that the Raspberry Pi is no longer limited to home and science projects, but can be widely used as an Industrial IoT solution and achieve goals of Industry 4.

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In January 2021, TECHBASE announced a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 cluster for AI accelerator, routing and file server use.

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The device contains one or more standard Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4s in an industrial DIN rail housing, with some versions containing one or more Coral Edge tensor processing units.

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In March 2020, Raspberry Pi sales reached 640, 000 units, the second largest month of sales in the company's history.

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The Astro Pi was an augmented Raspberry Pi that included a sensor hat with a visible light or infrared camera.

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Raspberry Pi loaded the winning code while in orbit, collected the data generated and then sent this to Earth where it was distributed to the winning teams.

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Raspberry Pi explained its approach to the shortages in 2021 and April 2022, explaining that it was prioritising business and industrial customers; however major distributors are showing lead times in excess of 12 months on all products.

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