Raspberry Pi - Model B (Mini Linux/Arm PC)
The credit-card sized computer using Linux operating system that is capable of many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. It can run several flavors of Linux and is being used to teach kids all over the world how to program.
The secret sauce that makes this computer so small and powerful is the Broadcom BCM2835, a System-on-Chip that contains an ARM1176JZFS with floating point, running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU.
What's that all mean? It means that if you plug the Raspberry Pi into your HDTV, you could watch high quality video. But wait, there's more. The Model B also has a 10/100 Ethernet port so you can surf the web (or serve web pages) from right there on the Pi.
The Model B's two built-in USB ports provide enough connectivity for a mouse and keyboard, but if you want to add more you can use a USB hub.
On top of all that, the low-level peripherals on the Pi make it great for hardware hacking. The 0.1" spaced GPIO header on the Pi gives you access to 8 GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI as well as 3.3 and 5V sources. Mating ribbon cables can be found in the related products below.
Dimensions: 85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm
- Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core CPU
- 512 MB RAM, 2 x USB2.0 Ports
- Video Out via Composite (PAL and NTSC), HDMI or Raw LCD (DSI)
- Audio Out via 3.5mm Jack or Audio over HDMI
- Storage: SD/MMC/SDIO, 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45)
- Power Requirements: 5V @ 700 mA via MicroUSB or GPIO Header
- Supports Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux, RISC OS and More!
- Low-Level Peripherals (8 x GPIO - UART- I2C bus - SPI bus with two chip selects - +3.3V - +5V- Ground)
- Quickstart Guide
- Creating a Boot Card