Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 Released!
salmanfaris last edited by
Built on the same 64-bit quad-core BCM2711 application processor as Raspberry Pi 4, Compute Module 4 delivers a step-change in performance over its predecessors: faster CPU cores, better multimedia, more interfacing capabilities, and, for the first time, a choice of RAM densities and a wireless connectivity option.
You can find detailed specs here,
- 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU
- VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x
- 4Kp60 hardware decode of H.265 (HEVC) video
- 1080p60 hardware decode, and 1080p30 hardware encode of H.264 (AVC) video
- Dual HDMI interfaces, at resolutions up to 4K
- Single-lane PCI Express 2.0 interface
- Dual MIPI DSI display, and dual MIPI CSI-2 camera interfaces
- 1GB, 2GB, 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
- Optional 8GB, 16GB or 32GB eMMC Flash storage
- Optional 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0
- Gigabit Ethernet PHY with IEEE 1588 support
- 28 GPIO pins, with up to 6 × UART, 6 × I2C and 5 × SPI
Compute Module 4 IO Board
The IO board provides:
- Two full-size HDMI ports
- Gigabit Ethernet jack
- Two USB 2.0 ports
- MicroSD card socket (only for use with Lite, no-eMMC Compute Module 4 variants)
- PCI Express Gen 2 x1 socket
- HAT footprint with 40-pin GPIO connector and PoE header
- 12V input via barrel jack (supports up to 26V if PCIe unused)
- Camera and display FPC connectors
- Real-time clock with battery backup
Suhailjr last edited by
@salmanfaris at last they update their design. T
What you think on the updated connector. I felt like its more fragile and high chance for corottion issue due to humidity for long term use.
salmanfaris last edited by
@Suhailjr But I think since it's not a plug and plug play system and it will laying on the PCB for the long term, it might be fine. for me, it's similar to the Intel Edison and the PICO-IMX7 System-on-Module
@salmanfaris Yeah, just like features and price, long term support is also crucial in determining the efficacy of a microcontroller. What RPi has done with the new introduction of the MCU is close to perfection. Like you said, they had everything ready before the release and that how it should be. No other manufacturer has ever done this before. RPi understands their users and what they seek, as always. With that, they have been able to pull something off that no other manufacturer could.
RP2040 is not just going to be used in hobby spectrum, but also high volume commercial applications. And that's why I said before it is setting off a REVOLUTION. It's just a matter of time RP2040 supersedes ATmega328 in popularity. Microchip has to worry again! 🤭
@vishnumaiea I agree, they did an incredible job in the making of this product and, it looks like a perfect board for the maker/student/artist who wants to build project and learn stuff, they released all the docs, SDK, kit's even a book too.
I believe the perfect MCU depends on the application and price range so that actually works well in RP2040 latest for hobby maker I think, I not stating this is perfect MCU but it can make a big effect in maker market like Arduino UNO.
Since RPi is from UK they must have also been able to make a better deal with ARM, which is also from UK
Attaching Recent Eben Upton (CEO of Raspberry Pi) Tweet.
@zainmuhammed RP2040 is not a perfect MCU nor it was designed to become one. It's still an ARM Cortex MCU. You can see many other similarly or even lower priced offerings from other manufacturers. For example, look at ESP8266 and ESP32. They don't use ARM core and thus save a lot on IP royalties (Intellectual Property for Silicon designs) and come with even more features.
But since it's from the house of Raspberry Pi, everybody knows that RP2040 is going to reach everywhere like wildfire. That kind of volume projection allowed them to cut the cost in the early stage of release. Because, cost of producing something totally depends on the scale of manufacturing.
Since RPi is from UK they must have also been able to make a better deal with ARM, which is also from UK.