Raspberry Pi 4 Offers Pre-Orders
August 12, 2019
Latest offerings from the Raspberry Pi Foundation recently received Independent Communications Authority of South Africa?s (ICASA) stamp of approval.
RS Components South Africa announced the Raspberry Pi 4 is now available for pre-order.
It is based on the impending Debian 10 Buster launching and offers a modern user interface and updated Chromium 74 web browser. It has also adopted the Mesa V3D graphics driver, which provides OpenGL-accelerated web browsing and is capable of operating 3D applications in a window.
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B accessories are also available, including a new case, a USB Type-C power supply, a microUSB to USB Type-C adapter, and micro HDMI cables with the following upgrades: Gigabit Ethernet, support for up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, as well as 4K60 hardware HEVC decode support.
Raspberry Pi 4 specifications include:
-Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
-1GB, 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM (depending on model)
-2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
-2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
-Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)
-2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
-2-lane MIPI DSI display port
-2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
-4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
-H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
-OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
-Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
-5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)
-5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
-Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)
-Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient
“For the first time, we provide a PC-like level of performance for most users, while retaining the interfacing capabilities and hackability of the classic Raspberry Pi line. What’s changed with Raspberry Pi 4 is that, in addition to being a device for learning about computing, it’s also much more suitable than its predecessors for use as a general-purpose classroom computer,” said Raspberry Pi’s founder, Eben Upton.
To pre-order Raspberry Pi 4, visit: http://bit.ly/rssaRPI4.