Raspberry Pi 4 launches starting at $35

June 24, 2019 //By Ally Winning
Farnell has launched the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Computer, which offers enhancements in processing, memory and connectivity over its predecessors.
Farnell has launched the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Computer, which offers enhancements in processing, memory and connectivity over its predecessors.

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B uses a 28nm SoC to provide much of the increase in performance and energy efficiency.

Features include;

• Quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5GHz

• Two micro HDMI ports support dual-display output at resolutions up to 4K.

• Connectivity:

    ◦ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for faster transfer rates (up to 5 Gbit/s).

    ◦ Gigabit Ethernet.

    ◦ Dual-band wireless networking at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz delivers real-world data rates in excess of 100 Mbps. Modular compliance certification allows reduced compliance testing.

• Memory: 1GB, 2GB and 4GB LPDDR4 memory options.

• Multimedia: H.265 decode (4kp60), H.264 decode (1080p60) and H.264 encode (1080p30); OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics; image sensor pipeline.

• GPIO: Standard 40-pin GPIO header with full backward compatibility, and additional multiplexed UART, I2C and SPI peripherals.

• Micro SD card support

• Power over Ethernet using separate HAT accessory.

At launch, Raspberry Pi Trading Chief Executive Eben Upton stated, “AI and machine learning data can be processed right on the board, reducing the need to send data to the cloud and addressing real-world concerns about privacy. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B can also be used as a desktop computer, with a powerful processor, multimedia acceleration and dual-display support”.

Hari Kalyanaraman, Global Head of Single Board Computers at Farnell said, “As a desktop computer, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Computer provides performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems, with an exceptional video and multimedia experience, and is capable of quickly downloading and running 3D games. Users can purchase the entry-level 1GB model for $35, but will see improved performance in memory-intensive applications such as web browsing from the $45 2GB and $55 4GB models.”

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Computer will remain in production until at least January 2026. Also available alongside the Raspberry Pi 4 Computer is a brand-new case and a range of accessories


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