Here we are, two weeks in a row with another brand new Raspberry Pi Board, but it isn’t a HAT this time, it’s a brand new development board! Introducing, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, the latest in the small footprint, but hugely capable Raspberry Pi Zero line. Avra has taken some time out of her schedule to tell you all the cool new features with the Zero 2 W so let’s see what she has to teach us.
While the footprint and connectors remain the same to keep most accessories and enclosures still relevant, the processing power and capabilities of the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W have increased. Using a Raspberry Pi-designed System-in-Package, which integrates the BCM2710A1 die used in Raspberry Pi 3 with 512MB of RAM. Another new addition is the inclusion of a VideoCore IV GPU making for a better picture when using this board with a monitor. The combo WiFi/BLE radio brings upgraded 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 to the platform as well.
Aside from the updates, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W has a lot of the same great features from the original Zero W. Connectors are still a Mini HDMI, USB 2.0 OTG (2), and Micro USB for power. It still has the 40 pin header and CSI camera connector as well. New for the board is all surface mount components which allows the board to sit flat on a surface.
We’re pretty excited to carry this new board from Raspberry Pi! Please keep in mind that both of these products are available for pre-order. Orders will be fulfilled in the order they are received. If you are ordering these products alongside “Live/in-stock” products and want to receive these products ASAP, be sure to designate your order for split shipments in checkout.
Let us know what you are going to build with the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!