Raspberry pi 5 boards can be pre-ordered at Farnell

The news that the Raspberry Pi 5, faster and more powerful Raspberry Pi board can be pre-ordered from Farnell.
The Raspberry Pi 5 has improved CPU and GPU performance, camera, display, and USB interfacing and is available to order now.
The new Raspberry Pi 5 4Gbyte and 8Gbyte boards deliver a two-to-three times increase in performance over Raspberry Pi 4, and include a significant boost to GPU performance, together with improvements to camera, display, and USB interfacing, said Farnell. These interfacing improvements are delivered by the RP1 I/O controller chip, designed in-house at Raspberry Pi, the first time Raspberry Pi’s proprietary silicon has featured on a flagship product, Farnell noted.
The Raspberry Pi 5 board features a 2.4GHz quad-core, 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU, with 512kbyte L2 caches and a 2Mbyte shared L3 cache. It also has a VideoCore VII GPU, LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM, 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
The Raspberry Pi 5 also has a micro SD card slot, with support for high-speed SDR104 mode and two USB 3.0 ports, supporting simultaneous 5Gbits per second operation and two USB 2.0 ports.
Other features are Gigabit Ethernet, with PoE+ support (requires PoE+ HAT), two four-lane MIPI camera/display transceivers and a PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals.
The boards are 5V/5A DC power (PD enabled) and equipped with a Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin header. Other features are a real-time clock, powered from an external battery, with an on-board power button.
Other enhancements include a new case with improved thermal features, featuring an integrated variable-speed fan, powered and controlled from a dedicated connector on the Raspberry Pi 5 PCB. An active cooler provides an alternative cooling solution for customers who wish to use the Raspberry Pi 5 under sustained heavy load without a case. There is a new 27W USB-C PD (Power Delivery) power supply delivers a maximum of 5.1V, 5A enabling the Raspberry Pi 5 to power a wider range of peripherals.
According to Eben Upton, CEO at Raspberry Pi said: “Raspberry Pi 5 is the single largest engineering program we’ve ever undertaken, spanning more than half a decade. We’re hugely excited by the performance of the completed product: a no-compromises Linux desktop computer from just $60. Farnell has been a Raspberry Pi licensee since the launch of the original product in February 2012, and are now our sole licensee: we are delighted to be working with them to bring our latest and most powerful flagship product to a global audience.”
Simon Meadmore, vice president, product and supplier management at Farnell said: “The new boards offer users an impressive increase in CPU and GPU performance, together with many improvements to camera, display, and USB interfacing that together will provide exciting new opportunities for enthusiasts around the world.”
Pre-orders placed with Farnell will ship from late October from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.


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