Micros

Farnell brings Raspberry Pi microcontroller to market

1st June 2021
Mick Elliott

The chip which forms the heart of the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico is now available as a standalone component from Farnell.

The 2040 chip delivers high performance, is easy to use and low cost.

The microcontroller offers high performance for integer workloads, a large on-chip memory, and a wide range of I/O options, making it a flexible solution for a wide range of applications.

Professional design engineers who are already comfortable working with Raspberry Pi will easily adopt the Raspberry Pi Pico and appreciate its ease of use and affordability.

Key features include:

  • Two ARM Cortex-M0+ cores clocked at 133 MHz
  • 264 kB of on-chip SRAM
  • 30 multifunction GPIO pins
  • Dedicated hardware for commonly used peripherals alongside a programmable I/O subsystem for extended peripheral support
  • Four-channel ADC with internal temperature sensor
  • Built-in USB 1.1 with host and device support

Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and SBC at Farnell, said: “We are delighted that Raspberry Pi has chosen to make this chip available as a standalone component. The Raspberry Pi Pico, which has the RP2040 at its core, has been hugely popular with customers and is showing potential to transform the microcontroller market in the same way that the original Raspberry Pi board did for single board computing. Customers can now use the Raspberry Pi Pico within their design phase and shift to the RP2040 in production, giving ultimate flexibility and opportunity for design engineers.”

The distributor stocks the complete range of Raspberry Pi single board computers including the recently launched Raspberry Pi Pico, enabling customers to build a wide range of devices for home, professional, education or commercial use.

24/5 technical support is available alongside free access to valuable online resources on the Farnell website, and engineering and maker community, element14.

The Raspberry Pi 2040 is available from Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific, from today (Tuesday June 1).

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