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Raspberry Pi-designed RP2040 chip now available from Farnell

Farnell has announced that the RP2040 chip, found at the heart of the Raspberry Pi Pico development board, is now available as a standalone chip.

The Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller offers high performance for integer workloads, a large on-chip memory, and a wide range of I/O options, making it an extremely flexible solution for a wide range of microcontroller applications..

Key features include:

  • Two ARM Cortex-M0+ cores clocked at 133 MHz
  • 264 kB of on-chip SRAM
  • 30 multifunction GPIO pins
  • Dedicated hardware for commonly used peripherals alongside a programmable I/O subsystem for extended peripheral support
  • Four-channel ADC with internal temperature sensor
  • Built-in USB 1.1 with host and device support.

Commenting Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and SBC at Farnell, said, “We are delighted that Raspberry Pi has chosen to make this chip available as a standalone component.

"The Raspberry Pi Pico, which has the RP2040 at its core, has been hugely popular with customers and is showing potential to transform the microcontroller market in the same way that the original Raspberry Pi board did for single board computing.

"Customers can now use the Raspberry Pi Pico within their design phase and shift to the RP2040 in production, giving ultimate flexibility and opportunity for design engineers.”

Author
Neil Tyler

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