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New Faster Raspberry Pi

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New Faster Raspberry Pi

Good news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31088908

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8326274/
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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B SBC
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B represents a major performance increase over its single-core based predecessors: up to six times faster in fact. As well as a new quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B now features 1GB of RAM memory. The operating system kernel has been upgraded to take full advantage of the latest ARM Cortex-A7 technology and is available with the new version 1.4 of NOOBS software (See Note below). Backward application hardware and software compatibility has been maintained with the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+/B+.
Broadcom BCM2836 800MHz ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with VideoCore IV dual-core GPU
GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
HD 1080p video output
Composite video (PAL/NTSC) output
Stereo audio output
10/100 BaseT RJ45 Ethernet socket
HDMI 1.3 & 1.4 video/audio socket
3.5mm 4-pole audio/composite video out jack socket
4 x USB 2.0 sockets
15-way MPI CSI-2 connector for Raspberry Pi HD video camera (775-7731)
15-way Display Serial Interface connector
MicroSD card socket
Boots from MicroSD card, running a new version of the Linux operating system (See Note below)
40-pin header for GPIO and serial buses (compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 26-pin header)
Power supply: +5V @ 2A via microUSB socket
Dimensions: 86 x 56 x 20mm
Firmware looks for add-on boards that comply with the HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) design rules. This allows the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to set up the GPIO and load drivers to suit an expansion board automatically. For more information see: http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing-raspberry-pi-hats/
All RS-supplied Raspberry Pi 2 Model B boards are Made in the UK
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

WOOT ! So cheaper and much faster.
Might have to buy one and have a play with it .... a few years later  Grin
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

I'll be on No4 if i get another.... I think I should get another just to celebrate the quad core cpu.. any excuse will do  Cheesy
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Windows 10 on a Raspberry Cool
If I can run my weather app on it I can run it 24/7 Smiley

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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

Free to devs yes, as normal Microsoft have missed the point. Nobody in thier right mind is going to pay for a Windows Distro for a raspberry pi(Unless it sells for £9.99). Not even Apple are that naive these days. Maybe I'm wrong and I just don't see the vision they have.
I'm looking forward to the home entertainment potential of this board, thankfully the specs are about right for this market now as the older boards were to slow imo.
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

I've yet to find a use for my RPi, one of the first UK-built batch made in the Sony factory in welsh wales... Huh
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

Is this link any use Strat Huh?
http://weewx.com/ ; Wink
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

I have one running as an internet radio player, another one was running as a Kodi media centre.
My 3rd one is used for playing with and connecting to my arduino.
And NO I will not be buying a 4th one, can't justify it (tells self NO NO NO!)
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

I've got 4, 3 Rev Bs and one B+. 2 running OpenElec, 1 Running RuneAudio and the fourth to play with.
I've ordered 2  Raspberry Pi 2s to replace the ones running OpenElec for the performance gains.
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How many.... Grin
@Hairy McBiker Yeah.....yeah....  Smiley
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Quote from: C1Rider
Is this link any use Strat Huh?
http://weewx.com/ ;  Wink

Thank you very much C1Rider Smiley

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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

No really I was thinking about a Banana pi pro, with a sata port. Bout the same price.
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ir receiver as well, hmmmm
Edit: On second thoughts I might just hang out for the Quad core version.
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Re: New Faster Raspberry Pi

Be careful if you take pictures of the Pi 2,  apparently it's a bit camera shy.