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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi has been one of the small series single board computer we have been using at City Tech in a number of research projects, classwork and etc. Whether it’s small project or a smaller part in a larger project, it has been considered one of the main components.

Hardware:

The Raspberry Pi hardware has evolved through several versions that feature variations in memory capacity and peripheral-device support.

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This block diagram describes Model B and B+; Model A, A+, and the Pi Zero are similar, but lack the Ethernet and USB hub components. The Ethernet adapter is internally connected to an additional USB port. In Model A, A+, and the Pi Zero, the USB port is connected directly to the system on a chip (SoC). On the Pi 1 Model B+ and later models the USB/Ethernet chip contains a five-port USB hub, of which four ports are available, while the Pi 1 Model B only provides two. On the Pi Zero, the USB port is also connected directly to the SoC, but it uses a micro USB (OTG) port.

Specs: 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)

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Free (+donation) book with 500+ pages chock-full of hard to find information.

Kolban Book on Raspberry Pi – 2016


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