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






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


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    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.

  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

    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

  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.

  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.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Pi Zero 2 W has a hidden secret!

    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!

  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.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:


    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.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    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.


    Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W U.FL Connector Antenna Mod

  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.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It’s official: Raspberry Pi goes 64-bit

    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?

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    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.


  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.

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    It’s 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.

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The newest Raspberry Pi is a bit strange…

    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?

  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    An update to Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye

    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.

  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Pi News 55. A New Pi has emerged….! It’s not a Pi 5.

  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi Manufacturer RS Group Ends License After a Decade (Updated)
    By Les Pounder

    RS Components had been a manufacturer and distributor of Raspberry Pi since its launch in 2012.

  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    You Can’t Buy a Raspberry Pi — Why?

    It’s easier to spot the Loch Ness Monster than to get your hands on a Raspberry Pi right now. Is the situation getting any better? Are there any other options?

    In today’s livestream I’ll discuss what’s going on, with some updates from Eben Upton himself, and talk about (and test!) some alternative boards, like the new CB1 from BigTreeTech. And we’ll discuss why some people might consider another SBC.

  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Is Raspberry Pi Dead? | Raspberry Pi Product Updates

    In this video I address the question of is Raspberry Pi dead?

    We dive into the current issues with shortages on the Raspberry Pi product lines and what I think could save Raspberry Pi in the long run.

  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Look out Raspberry Pi, there’s a fearsome new competitor in town
    By Craig Hale published 3 days ago
    Raspberry Pi may no longer dominate the microcontroller market

  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Why We Love the Raspberry Pi

    Anytime someone asks me how to turn their weird tech project into reality, my immediate instinct is to recommend the Raspberry Pi. This $35 computer (temporarily bumped up to $45 due to the ongoing chip shortage), the size of a deck of cards, is as capable as it is cheap. With just a bit of know-how and curiosity, you can use it to make a retro-gaming console, a robot brain, a smart-home sensor, or even a fully functional Alexa-compatible speaker.

  22. Tomi Engdahl says:


    There’s light at the end of the Raspberry Pi supply chain tunnel, as CEO Eben Upton announced that he foresees the Pi problems resolving completely by this time next year. Upton explains his position in the video embedded in the linked article, which is basically that the lingering effects of the pandemic should resolve themselves over the next few months, leading to normalization of inventory across all Pi models. That obviously has to be viewed with some skepticism; after all, nobody saw the supply chain issues coming in the first place, and there certainly could be another black swan event waiting for us that might cause a repeat performance. But it’s good to hear his optimism, as well as his vision for the future now that we’re at the ten-year anniversary of the first Pi’s release.

    Raspberry Pi CEO Talks Pi Inventory, Next-Gen Boards
    By Les Pounder
    published 4 days ago
    Inventory issues could soon be a thing of the past.

    In a recent interview with Micro Center, Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton, talked of the Raspberry Pi’s future including the end of shortages and the development of a new Pi. Upton is confident that the Raspberry Pi will be free of shortages brought on by the pandemic and increased demand in the near future.

    Since the Covid 19 pandemic and resulting chip shortage, the Raspberry Pi has often been hard to come by. Sometimes leading to scalpers offering units at inflated prices. But, according to Upton, those days are numbered.

    Upton states “I think in one year, hopefully Raspberry Pi will have recovered from the lingering effects of the Covid 19 pandemic.” Later in the video (3m 56s) Upton remarks “Hopefully in a year’s time, I think, probably If we accomplish one in thing in the next twelve months, it will be to rectify that situation” Upton is confident that in less than a year, Raspberry Pi stock levels should return to pre-pandemic levels.
    Success of the Raspberry Pi 400

    Later in the video, Upton remarks on the success of the Raspberry Pi 400 which introduced a computer with a similar form factor to the home computers of the 1980s. The Raspberry Pi 400 has been the best stocked version of the Raspberry Pi during the shortage, and it brings the power of the Raspberry Pi 4 into an all-in-one kit. Upton is keen to continue the Raspberry Pi 400 form factor, which Upton calls “the hundred series” with future boards.

    The Raspberry Pi 400 introduced a third form factor to the Pi range, along with the model A, B and the Compute Module.

    The Compute Module 4 is aimed more at the industrial sector, for those looking to integrate the power of the Raspberry Pi into its products. Lastly we have the classic Raspberry Pi form factor which has undergone some changes since the original board was released in 2012. One of the changes being for the Raspberry Pi 4 that saw the Ethernet and USB ports swapped.

    Next-Gen Pi?

    Looking further into the future, Upton briefly talks about new Raspberry Pi products. Hinting at future products with more processing power, better graphical power and enhanced machine learning capabilities. But Upton stops short of alluding that these will equate to a Raspberry Pi 5, just yet.

    We can’t forget the Raspberry Pi Pico, a board that has been immune to the shortages and has helped countless makers fulfil their projects. While other chips have been out of stock, the RP2040, the first custom in-house designed Raspberry Pi ASIC has been in abundance and providing makers with a versatile chip that can complete their projects. Upton enthuses about the number of third-party boards made using the RP2040, calling it an “explosion”.

    Big names such as Adafruit, Seeed, SparkFun and Arduino have their own boards based on the RP2040

    The news of the shortage coming to an end is most welcome. As the Raspberry Pi truly offers the best user experience of all the single board computers, largely thanks to an ever expanding community of makers and creators sharing their knowledge.

  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5 Services That Can Help You Find a Raspberry Pi in Stock
    Tomisin Olujinmi
    Published Nov 03, 2022

    Due to high demand and short supply, it can be hard to get hold of a Raspberry Pi. Luckily, there are services to help you to find them in stock.

  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton Offers a Gift for the Holidays: Surprise Raspberry Pi SBC Stock

    100,000 units of stock released to resellers just in time for the holidays, while 2023 should see an end to shortages altogether.

  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Kevin Purdy / Ars Technica:
    Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton says customers shouldn’t expect the Pi 5 in 2023, which will be a “recovery year” for the company due to ongoing supply chain issues

    Raspberry Pi 5 not arriving in 2023 as company hopes for a “recovery year”
    To avoid cannibalizing supply for other Pi products, the next model must wait.

    Few who have tried to buy a Raspberry Pi in the last year may be shocked, but Raspberry Pi’s CEO has an update on the next Raspberry Pi model: it’s not arriving next year.

    In an interview with ExplainingComputers, Eben Upton reviews the supply pressures that have impacted the single-board computers’ availability. Eighteen months into “restrained availability” of the device, Upton says the company is positioned to set aside hundreds of thousands of units for retail customers. He notes that the companies primarily taking up the existing supply of Pi units are not gigantic companies but “mom-and-pop operations” that have based their hardware products on the Pi platform and buy a few hundred Pis for their needs.

    “We don’t want people to get on a waiting list,” Upton tells ExplainingComputuers. “We want people to wake up in the morning, want a Raspberry Pi, then get one at 9 am the next morning.”

    Into the near future, however, that next-day Pi is likely to be a Pi 3A+, a Pi Zero 2 W, or, later and with some luck, a Pi 4. The Pi 5 is not in the cards any time soon.

    “Don’t expect a Pi 5 next year… next year is a recovery year,” Upton said. “On the one hand, it’s kind of slowed us down. On the other hand, it slowed everything down. So there’s merit, I think, in spending a year before we look at introducing anything… spending a year recovering from what just happened to all of us.”

  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 5 Not Launching Until After 2023
    By Les Pounder published 2 days ago
    Raspberry Pi Taking a “recovery year” in 2023

  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi 5 not arriving in 2023 as company hopes for a “recovery year”
    To avoid cannibalizing supply for other Pi products, the next model must wait.

  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The RevPi has a strange new Raspberry Pi

    Thanks to Revolution Pi for sending this RevPi Connect S along with the Compute Module 4S.


    00:00 – Revolution Pi’s problem – no Pis!
    00:43 – Compute Module 4, with an S
    02:27 – Delidded, accidentally
    03:26 – A drop-in replacement (mostly)
    03:51 – DIN-rail industrial computer
    04:39 – The biggest downside

  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Orange Pi on kovempi, se kopioi RasPi 5:n ennen kuin sitä on vielä julkaistukaan.

  30. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Sony Invests in Raspberry Pi, Aims to Add Its AITRIOS Edge AI Platform to the Ecosystem
    New expansion to an already-close relationship adds greater weight to suggestions of AI acceleration on the Raspberry Pi 5.

  31. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton Points to Stock Level Improvements, Predicts Full Availability in Months
    In interview with David Bombal, Raspberry Pi co-founder Upton has doubled down on predictions that stock improvements are coming soon.

  32. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi expects to produce one million units starting in July until the remaining backlog is cleared, CEO Eben Upton said in a recent newsletter.

    CEO: Raspberry Pi stock to hit 1M units monthly, starting in July
    Sony’s helping by stockpiling Pi’s non-silicon parts.

    There will be a 1 million unit stock of Raspberry Pi products available in the month of July and every month onward until consumer backlogs are cleared, Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton told hobbyists in a recent community newsletter.

    As reported by Tom’s Hardware on Thursday, the newsletter, said to be an “update from Eben” (screenshot via Tom’s Hardware here), promises to assuage customer demand after small businesses were favored over individual consumers during the pandemic-fueled silicon shortage.

    Upton’s message reportedly reads:

    We expect to sell over 600,000 units in May, 800,000 units in June, and from July onward, we are able to sustain million-unit months for as long as is necessary to clear our remaining customer backlogs and return to free availability.

    This is despite the approximately 800,000 units shipped in Q1, the company’s “worst quarter since 2015,” according to the newsletter.

  33. Tomi Engdahl says:


    Factory tour time! Raspberry Pi maven Jeff Geerling recently took a trip to the UK, which included not only a bit of hob-nobbing with Eben Upton, but also a tour of the Sony Tech Center in Wales where Raspberry Pis are made. Everyone loves factory tours, and seeing how Pis get made is especially nice — not to mention seeing Pis piled to the rafters. There are all the usual sights and sounds of a modern electronics factory — the high-speed pick and place, the hand rework of boards that don’t pass QC — but the best part in our book is the line of two-armed collaborative robots working on placing the through-hole components. The little wiggle they give to get Ethernet jacks and other through-hole parts placed is pretty clever, and the fact that they work directly across an assembly line from meat-bots is pretty impressive. Enjoy the tour!

    He started a computing REVOLUTION—then the shortage hit

    How credit-card size computers are made (Factory Tour)


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