The raspberry company continues to expand its catalog. In November he launched the Raspberry Pi 400, the best option if we want to use the Raspberry Pi as a computer in most cases. With better cooling, they limited the device less and, jack port and mobility apart, it is better than the simple plate. Now have thrown another novelty, a microcontroller that they have baptized as Raspberry Pi Peak.
The Raspberry Pi Pico is mounted on the RP2040, a microcontroller chip designed by the company's engineers. The RP2040 includes a dual core ARM Cortex M0 processor+ with 264KB of RAM and support for up to 16MB of external flash memory to the chip. Like the rest of the hardware of the raspberry company, we can find a lot of information about this new component, both official by the company and by the community.
Raspberry Pi Peak
Today, we launched our first microcontroller class product: Raspberry Pi Pico. Priced at just $ 4, it's based on RP2040, a new chip developed here on the Raspberry Pi. Whether you're looking for a standalone board for embedded development or an add-on to your Raspberry Pi computer, or you're just getting started with a microcontroller, this is the board for you.
Peak is now available for purchase, but only from stores authorized by the brand. To get it, we have to go to this link, indicate the country we are in and choose one of the available stores, such as KUBII, raspipc.es or Tiendatec. Depending on the option chosen, the price in Spain with VAT varies between € 4.15 and € 4.84.
It is clear that the Peak not a piece of hardware for all audiences, but surely there are many users who do not need everything that the Raspberry Pi offers and will welcome this launch.