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[DPRG] Raspberry Pi 2

Subject: [DPRG] Raspberry Pi 2
From: James LeRoy james at getsurreal.com
Date: Thu Feb 5 17:27:49 CST 2015

The new Pi looks pretty powerful yet still very low cost at  $39.99.


The*Raspberry Pi 2* is the latest evolution of the popular Raspberry Pi 
single board computer. While it may look just the the Raspberry Pi B+, 
the Raspberry Pi 2 features a new quad-core ARM7 based Broadcom 
CPU running at 900MHz and 1GB of RAM. These specs give the new Pi 2 
around 6x the performance of previous versions.

Besides the processor and RAM upgrades, the Raspberry Pi 2 still retains 
the same layout, connections, and power requirements of the B+. 40 GPIO 
pins, 4 USB ports, 10/100 Ethernet port, and a MicroSD slot. The video 
card also remains the same.

In addition to the operating systems available on the NOOBs image (make 
sure you get a new image, previous versions will not work), the 
Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working closely with Microsoft to bring 
Windows 10 to the new Pi in upcoming months.

The board was developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the 
intention of bringing low-cost, easy to program computers to developing 
countries and children.

You'll need to supply your own USB keyboard, mouse, display, HDMI cable, 
USB A to Micro cable, 2.0A 5V USB power supply.

*Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

*Board Specifications:*

# Processor: Quad-core ARMv7 900Mhz CPU

# USB: Four USB 2.0 Ports
# Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet Port
# Video Output: HDMI and Composite
# Sound: L/R Stereo
# Memory: 1GB RAM
# Operating System: Uses microSD card slot to load O/S
# Digital interfaces: 2 onboard ribbon slots for Camera and Display
# GPIO: 40 GPIO pins, backwards compatible to B board

# *Supported Operating Systems*Raspian
# Arch
# Pidora
# RiscOS
# OpenElec
# Rasbmc

# *In the Box:*Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.1 Board
# Quick Start Guide / Instruction Manual

The Raspberry Pi 2 features an updated quad-core BCM2836 processor and 
1GB of RAM giving it roughly 6X the power of previous versions of the Pi 
while retaining the layout and connections of the B+. Features include:

# 40 GPIO Pins.
# 4 USB 2.0 ports.
# Micro SD.
# Lower power consumption.
# Audio / Composite outputs via 3.5mm Jack.

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