Farnell now shipping new-to-market Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

by donpedro

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, is now shipping the new-to-market Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W single board computer, further increasing its range of Raspberry Pi products available from stock.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a highly flexible and economical new member of the Raspberry Pi family and builds on the success of the current Zero product range. It is built around a Raspberry Pi-designed RP3A0 System-in-Package which integrates the BCM2710A1 die used in the launch variant of Raspberry Pi 3 with 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM.

Customers who are already comfortable working with Raspberry Pi Zero devices will appreciate the extra functionality of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W. This compact computer is suitable for building embedded Internet of Things (IoT) projects and wireless networking applications and can also be used as a general-purpose computer. Its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, has been used in a wide range of applications from miniature arcade cabinets to electric skateboards.

Farnell is now shipping Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and accessories from stock. Key specifications include:

  • Upgraded design: Built around a Raspberry Pi-designed System-in-Package, Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W integrates the BCM2710A1 die used in Raspberry Pi 3 with 512MB of RAM.
  • Functionality: Key features include a 1GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, VideoCore IV GPU, 512MB LPDDR2 DRAM, micro-USB power, HAT-compatible 40-pin header, composite video and reset pins via solder test points, and a CSI camera connector.
  • Connectivity: 11b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2 / Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), MicroSD card slot, Mini HDMI and USB 2.0 OTG ports.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is accompanied by a range of accessories including a 5VDC Power Supply (UK, US, EU, AU, IN), an official case, a 1m HDMI cable, a HDMI adapter (M/F), a 10cm HDMI Cable (M/F), an OTG adapter and a 1m USB cable.

Romain Soreau, Head of Single Board Computing at Farnell, said: “We are pleased to expand our range of Raspberry Pi products to ensure novice electronics enthusiasts through to professional design engineers can make use of new-to-market development boards to kickstart their projects. The small form factor, enhanced features and low price make Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W the perfect computer for running low-power jobs, particularly for applications where space is an issue.”

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. Its goal is to provide an easy-to-use maker experience for beginners, which is flexible enough for advanced users. Raspberry Pi provides single-board computers and accessories for educational and industrial applications, and personal computing products.

Farnell is the longest standing Raspberry Pi partner and has sold more than 15 million units to date. Farnell stocks the complete range of Raspberry Pi single board computers including the recently launched Raspberry Pi Pico, enabling customers to build a wide range of devices for professional, commercial, education or home use. A diverse ecosystem of accessories is available including cases, power supplies, micro-HDMI cables and the Raspberry Pi High Resolution Camera.

Farnell stocks a broad range of education devices that can be supplied in classes, schools and multiple-school quantities and has worked with multiple educational organisations and governments to support strategic rollouts of STEM learning solutions into the classroom. Farnell can offer support with provision and bundling of equipment for bespoke large-scale programmes. Customers can also benefit from 24/5 technical support alongside free access to valuable online resources on the Farnell website, and engineering and maker community, element14.

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is now available for fast delivery from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.


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