Raspberry Pi changes and Pi 5 expectations

With more than 34 million units sold, the Raspberry Pi is not only one of the world’s most popular computers; it’s also one of the most important. The profits from the sale of Raspberry Pi computers help fund the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s educational initiatives.

Raspberry Pi Launches New Website For Its Hardware article writes that in a surprise move, Raspberry Pi today announced that a new website has been created to support Raspberry Pi devices, sales and documentation.

You can find the educational resources now at https://www.raspberrypi.org/ and information on computer products at https://www.raspberrypi.com/.

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is here the newest SBC computer board and Raspberry Pi Pico is the newest microcontroller board.

What could the next generation Raspberry Pi SBC bring? It is expected to be Raspberry Pi 5. Will it even be called that?
Well I don’t know for sure because Raspberry Pi 5 is not released yet. But many people are curious about the probable specs and launch date of the upcoming Raspberry Pi board. Here are some links related to what Pi 5 is expected to be:

Raspberry Pi 5: Release Date, Specs, Price & Rumors
https://raspberryexpert.com/raspberry-pi-5-release-date-specs-price/

https://all3dp.com/1/raspberry-pi-5-what-to-expect/

https://www.upswift.io/post/raspberry-pi-5-what-we-are-going-to-see

https://mender.io/blog/raspberry-pi-5

https://linuxhint.com/what-when-expect-raspberry-pi-5/

https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-Raspberry-Pi-Foundation-reveals-details-on-its-next-single-board-computers-including-PCIe-support.551607.0.html

This video discusses the latest updates from the Raspberry Pi Foundation which includes the latest information on the Raspberry Pi 5, the incoming Raspberry Pi 4 Model A, and the new touchscreen pi project.

RASPBERRY PI 5 IS COMING & SO MUCH MORE! – Raspberry PI Updates Beaming Down – RetroPie Guy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9Ctl5mb00

25 Comments

  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    New Raspberry Pi Zero 2 Upgrades To Quad-Core Processor
    https://hackaday.com/2021/10/27/new-raspberry-pi-zero-2-upgrades-to-quad-core-processor/

    Over the years, we’ve seen a steady stream of updates for the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s flagship single-board computer (SBC), with each new release representing a significant boost in processing power and capability. But the slim Raspberry Pi Zero, released all the way back in 2015, hasn’t been quite so fortunate. Beyond the “W” revision that added WiFi and Bluetooth in 2017, the specs of the diminutive board have remained unchanged since its release.

    That is, until now. With the introduction of the $15 USD Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, the ultra-compact Linux board gets a much-needed performance bump thanks to the new RP3A0 system-in-package, which combines a Broadcom BCM2710A1 die with 512 MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM and a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 1 GHz. In practical terms, the Raspberry Pi Foundation says the new Zero 2 is five times as fast as its predecessor with multi-threaded workloads, and offers a healthy 40% improvement in single-threaded performance. That puts it about on par with the Raspberry Pi 3, though with only half the RAM.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    K.G Orphanides / Wired UK:
    Review of Raspberry Pi’s new $15 Zero 2 W, featuring a 64-bit CPU, 512MB RAM, and WiFi 4: surprisingly powerful and ideal for emulation and automation projects — The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is powerful for a computer the size of a matchbox, but get a Pi 4 or Pi 400 if you want a better desktop experience

    The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is ideal for DIY projects
    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/raspberry-pi-zero-2-w-review

    The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is powerful for a computer the size of a matchbox, but get a Pi 4 or Pi 400 if you want a better desktop experience

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Review — Hands-on with the Fastest Zero Ever
    Boasting a move to a similar CPU as the Raspberry Pi 3 A+/B+, clocked down to 1GHz, the new Zero 2 W packs a lot of punch for its size.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/raspberry-pi-zero-2-w-review-hands-on-with-the-fastest-zero-ever-b85b155905a5

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 3 Boots in Under 2 Seconds
    By Ash Hill 3 days ago
    Need to shave a few seconds off your boot time? This project is for you.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-3-2-second-boot-time

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Pi Zero 2 W has a hidden secret!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKS2ElWQizA

    I got my hands on the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. It’s more than twice as fast as the original Pi Zero and Pi Zero W, but what other secrets does it hold?

    I X-rayed it to find out what’s *inside* this little Pi!

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Farnell now shipping new-to-market Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W
    The small form factor, enhanced feature set and low price make Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W the perfect computer for running low-power tasks and space-constrained applications.
    https://www.element14.com/news/farnell-now-shipping-new-to-market-raspberry-pi-zero-2-w/

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    https://hackaday.com/2021/11/30/buy-a-piece-of-the-pi/

    The various companies and organisations that supply our community have achieved differing levels of success, with some staying as kitchen-table operations and others reaching the giddy heights of multinational commerce. Perhaps none has risen so far as Raspberry Pi though, as there are reports that the developer of single board computers might be seeking a £400m listing on the London Stock Exchange some time next year. The news is that they have sought the advice of investment bankers over the possibility of a float, seeking to secure further investment to further develop their product portfolio.

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    New Pi Zero Gains Unapproved Antennas Yet Again
    https://hackaday.com/2021/12/13/new-pi-zero-gains-unapproved-antennas-yet-again/

    We’ve only started to tap into the potential of the brand new Pi Zero 2. Having finally received his board, [Brian Dorey] shows us how to boost your Pi’s WiFi, the hacker way. Inline with the onboard WiFi antenna can be found a u.FL footprint, and you just know that someone had to add an external antenna. This is where [Brian] comes in, with a photo-rich writeup and video tutorial

    that will have you modify your own Zero in no time. His measurements show seeing fourteen networks available in a spot where he’d only see four before, and the RSSI levels reported have improved by 5 dB -10 dB, big when it comes to getting a further or more stable connection.

    https://www.briandorey.com/post/raspberry-pi-zero-2-w-external-antenna-mod

    Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W U.FL Connector Antenna Mod
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZqaKZLIqFg

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 4A Could Skip USB 3, Have PCIe Port
    By Les Pounder published July 14, 2021
    A Raspberry Pi 4 Model A could be quite different than the B.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-4-a-possible-features

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It’s official: Raspberry Pi goes 64-bit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET-DJLnNX-Q

    Raspberry Pi just announced the 64-bit OS build is officially supported. But why should you run the 64-bit OS instead of the traditional 32-bit OS?

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Network install beta test: your help required!
    https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/network-install-beta-test-your-help-required/

    Until today you’ve always needed to use another computer to run Raspberry Pi Imager, or to run something similar, to let you flash your operating system onto an SD card when you get a new Raspberry Pi. But how do you get the operating system onto an SD card if you don’t have another computer in the first place?

    It’s the classic chicken and egg problem, and we’ve just solved it.

    There is now a beta version of the Raspberry Pi bootloader that implements network installation, and we’d like your help to test it. The new Network Install feature can be used to start the Raspberry Pi Imager application directly on a Raspberry Pi 4, or a Raspberry Pi 400, by downloading it from the internet using an Ethernet cable. The Raspberry Pi Imager application, which will run in memory on your Raspberry Pi, can then be used to flash the operating system onto a blank SD Card or USB disk, just like normal.

    https://etn.fi/index.php/13-news/13151-raspberry-pi-kortin-voi-pian-paeivittaeae-ilman-tietokonetta

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi Network Bootloader Solves the “Chicken and Egg” Problem of Getting an OS on Your SBC
    New installer lets a Raspberry Pi 4 or Pi 400 download and flash its own operating system to a blank microSD card.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/raspberry-pi-network-bootloader-solves-the-chicken-and-egg-problem-of-getting-an-os-on-your-sbc-cc87ae5afd00

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It’s Official! The Raspberry Pi Is Now 10!
    https://hackaday.com/2022/02/28/its-official-the-raspberry-pi-is-now-10/

    In any given field there are epoch-defining moments, those events after which nothing was quite the same as it had been before. It’s been a decade since the launch of the first Raspberry Pi single board computer. This was by no means the first inexpensive computer board, nor was it the first to support the GNU/Linux operating system, but it was among the first to promise a combination of those two. Coupled with support from a crop of British 8-bit alumni meant that from when it first gained publicity in early 2011 it garnered a huge buildup of interest.

    We were first teased with a USB stick style prototype, which morphed into a much larger Raspberry Pi alpha board and finally into pre-production boards much closer to the model launched at the end of February ten years ago.

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The newest Raspberry Pi is a bit strange…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAMoPVOR38U

    There’s a new Raspberry Pi! But why would they release a new Pi model in the midst of the shortage, when you can’t find a new Raspberry Pi at list price anywhere?

    00:00 – Compute Module 4S
    01:10 – A weird Pi
    01:41 – Why?
    02:43 – Blame the shortage
    03:52 – Can you even buy one?

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    An update to Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye
    https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/raspberry-pi-bullseye-update-april-2022/

    One of the things which we spend a lot of time thinking about here at Raspberry Pi is security. Cyber-attacks and hacking are, sadly, constantly on the increase, and Raspberry Pi computers are as much a target as any other, just because there are so many of them out there nowadays!

    Over the years, we have gradually ramped up the security of Raspberry Pi OS; not in response to particular threats, but more as a general precaution. There is always a balance to be struck, however, as security improvements usually carry a cost in terms of usability, and we have tried to keep the system as convenient to use as possible, while having an acceptable level of security.

    Up until now, all installs of Raspberry Pi OS have had a default user called “pi”. This isn’t that much of a weakness – just knowing a valid user name doesn’t really help much if someone wants to hack into your system; they would also need to know your password, and you’d need to have enabled some form of remote access in the first place. But nonetheless, it could potentially make a brute-force attack slightly easier, and in response to this, some countries are now introducing legislation to forbid any Internet-connected device from having default login credentials.

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Pi News 55. A New Pi has emerged….! It’s not a Pi 5.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iDXqWjR5lM

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