Almost one and half-year before RPi Foundation had launched a revolutionary update on their Single Board Computer (SBC) Pi 3 and become the most popular Microcontroller board in the community which is known as a Raspberry Pi 4. On the same timeline, the Raspberry Pi Foundation came with a new astonishing SBC named Raspberry Pi Pico.
The main highlighted thing about RPi Pico is the Lowest cost and Smallest size development board from RPi Foundation ever. On the technical side, it is equipped with an RP2040 Microcontroller chip developed by Raspberry Pi Foundation itself. RP2040 is their first dual-core ARM Cortex M0+ processor-based latest small-sized, budget-friendly microcontroller.
The RP2040 is supported with both C/C++ and micro-python, meaning that if you’re a beginner and want to learn any of these languages, the Raspberry Pico would be the best product option to start with.
Key Features :
- 21 mm x 51 mm form factor
- RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the UK
- Dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
- 264KB on-chip SRAM
- 2MB on-board QSPI Flash
- 26 multifunction GPIO pins, including 3 analogue inputs
- 2 x UART, 2 x SPI controllers, 2 x I2C controllers, 16 x PWM channels
- 1 x USB 1.1 controller and PHY, with host and device support
- 8 x Programmable I/O (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support
- Supported input power 1.8–5.5V DC
- Operating temperature -20C to +85C
- Castellated module allows soldering direct to carrier boards
- Drag-and-drop programming using mass storage over USB
- Low-power sleep and dormant modes
- Accurate on-chip clock
- Temperature sensor
- Accelerated integer and floating-point libraries on-chip