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Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W debuts with renewed features for 15 euros

As our MuyLinux colleagues reported yesterday, Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the launch of Raspberry Pi Zero 2W, a pre-model makeover of its popular smaller-priced, smaller SBC.

Barely 15 dollars It costs the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, a product that “perfectly embodies our mission to give people access to tools and eliminate the cost barrier,” they explain from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and it is not only the size that has been maintained and the price to the minimum, but the backward compatibility with the accessories of the previous model.

Thus, “almost all cases and accessories designed for Zero should work perfectly with the new board”, they point out in the official launch announcement, including the Raspberry Pi own case and the selection of cables created for these SBCs.

All in all, the low cost and size of the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W are factors that determine its scope, so this new model cannot be expected to replace the main Raspberry Pi 4 products, which in fact increases in price. ; beginning with a SoC that is the same as the Raspberry Pi 3 but with its reduced frequency from 1.2 GHz to 1 GHz.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2W

These are the main technical characteristics of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W:

  • Broadcom SoC BCM2710A1 64-bit 1GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A53
  • 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b / g / n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • USB 2.0 interface with OTG
  • 40-pin compatible HAT
  • MicroSD slot
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Composite video and reset pin solder points
  • One CSI-2 camera connector
  • H.264 support to decode MPEG4 at 1080p and 30fps and render with H.264 at 1080p and 30fps
  • OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0 graphics support

This launch is accompanied by a USB power supply for Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, as well as for the 3B and 3B + models at the price of 8 dollars, similar to the Raspberry Pi 4, but changing the USB Type-C connector for a USB one. micro-B and “with a slightly reduced maximum current rating of 2.5 amps.”

Raspberry Pi Zero 2W can be found now on sale in the official Raspberry Pi store.

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