Get your hands on the new Raspberry Pi 5

20th February 2024
Paige West

The latest Raspberry Pi 5 models, with 4GB and 8GB of RAM, are now ready for next-day delivery exclusively through Farnell.

This new iteration boasts a 2.4GHz quad-core, 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, equipped with 512KB L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache, significantly broadening the scope of possible applications. It also features integrated dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. The RP1 I/O controller chip, developed by Raspberry Pi's in-house team, marks a significant improvement in interface performance.

To enhance the Raspberry Pi 5 experience, several new accessories have been introduced. These include a case with an integrated variable-speed fan for optimised cooling. For users operating their Raspberry Pi 5 under heavy loads without a case, an active cooler offers an effective cooling alternative. Additionally, a new 27W USB-C PD power supply is capable of delivering up to 5A at 5.1V, allowing the Raspberry Pi 5 to support a broader array of peripherals.

Romain Soreau, SBC Global Lead, Farnell, said: “Developers will be very impressed with the two-to-three times performance increase of Raspberry Pi 5 over Raspberry Pi 4, accompanied by equally impressive interfacing improvements for cameras, displays, and USB peripherals. This is a new benchmark in board performance, and we are delighted to now have them ready to order for rapid shipping, which is one of the multiple benefits of dealing with an exclusive global licensee.”

Eben Upton, CEO at Raspberry Pi said: “Raspberry Pi 5 is the single largest engineering program we’ve ever undertaken, spanning more than half a decade. We’re hugely excited by the performance of the completed product: a no-compromises Linux desktop computer from just $60. Farnell has been a Raspberry Pi licensee since the launch of the original product in February 2012, and are now our sole licensee: we are delighted to be working with them to bring our latest and most powerful flagship product to a global audience.”

Key features of the new Raspberry Pi 5 include:

  • 2.4GHz quad-core, 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, with 512KB L2 caches and a 2MB shared L3 cache
  • VideoCore VII GPU
  • LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM
  • 2.4 and 5.0GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 5.0/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Micro SD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode
  • 2 × USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbps operation and 2 × USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires PoE+ HAT)
  • 2 × 4 lane MIPI camera/display transceivers
  • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals
  • 5V/5A DC power (PD enabled)
  • Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header
  • Real-Time Clock (RTC), powered from external battery
  • On-board power button

Raspberry Pi5 is now available for global shipping from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC. 

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