The Raspberry Pi Pico
salmanfaris last edited by salmanfaris
RP2040 has a dual M0+ processor cores, DMA, internal memory and peripheral blocks connected via AHB/APB bus fabric.
Official page: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-pico/
vishnumaiea last edited by
@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.
@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.
vishnumaiea last edited by
@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! 🤭
Hi @borncurious , For the industrial purpose you can go with Raspberry Pi compute modules, Take a look at the latest version CM4 - https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/compute-module-4/ , Which is designed for industrial usage and incorporates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor, dual video output, and a wide selection of other interfaces. Available in 32 variants, with a range of RAM and eMMC Flash options, and with or without wireless connectivity.
Other options are, boards like RockPi and Orange Pi boards which are similar to Raspberry similar model and specs but the price is a bit lower than the raspberry pi. Make sure to check the Interface and driver support that you need to incorporate into your project since these boards are not documented and maintained like the official raspberry pi as far as I know.
also, you can check Toradex System on Module.
Is raspi generally used in commercial product/end product.if not can u guys suggest raspi alternatives for end products.
The classic compact camera for Raspberry Pi with a 12MP sensor and autofocus
Available from $25 with your choice of standard and wide lenses, with or without an infrared filter
More details: https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/camera-module-3/Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 - Autofocus cameras!
Camera Software: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/computers/camera_software.html
Hey @rafitc99 ,
Did your issue resolve? Curious to know