MEMS and Sensors

Newark now shipping Raspberry Pi Pico

02 June 2021

Newark, a division of Avnet, is now shipping the 2040 chip built on Raspberry Pi-designed silicon.

The chip includes the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico as its core and is designed for a wide range of microcontroller applications. The Pi Pico was introduced in January, the first microcontroller-class product from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and it pairs with 2 MB of flash memory and a power supply chip supporting input voltages from 1.8 V to 5.5 V, allowing the board to be powered from a range of sources including two or three AA batteries in a series or a single lithium-ion cell.

Features include:

  • Two ARM Cortex-M0+ cores clocked at 133 MHz
  • 264 kB of SRAM
  • 30 multifunction GPIO pins
  • Four-channel ADC with internal temperature sensor
  • Dedicated hardware for peripherals with programmable I/O subsystem for peripheral support

The board can be used by both makers and professional design engineers who are comfortable working with Raspberry Pi.

"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,” said Lee Turner, global head of semiconductors and SBC at Newark. “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.”

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