Raspberry Pi Computer Now Available with 8GB RAM From Newark

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 28, 2020


Raspberry Pi Computer Now Available with 8GB RAM From Newark

The new 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 Model B computer offers increased memory capacity, for enhanced processing of data-intensive applications including machine vision, real-time processing, and high definition

Newark announced the launch of a new variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B computer with 8GB of on-board memory and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 64-bit processor.

The new 8GB board is ideal for applications which require real-time processing of large amounts of data with minimal latency, such as edge gateways, machine vision, and facial recognition. For imaging applications, its functionality can be further enhanced by the addition of the Raspberry Pi 12MP High Quality Camera with interchangeable lenses.

Key Features:

  • Efficiency: The 28nm BCM2711 system-on-chip delivers an increase in energy efficiency over previous models.
  • Processor: A quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5GHz enable the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B computer to run up to three times faster than its predecessor.
  • Video and Sound: Two micro HDMI ports support dual-display output at resolutions up to 4K.
  • Connectivity:
    -Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, enabling faster transfer rates to mass-storage devices (up to 5 Gbps).
    -True Gigabit Ethernet connectivity delivering network data rates of up to 1Gbps.
    -Dual-band wireless networking at 2.4GHz and 5GHz, delivering real-world data rates in excess of 100 Mbps. Modular compliance certification allows the board to be designed into end products with significantly reduced compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market.
  • Memory: 2GB, 4GB and now 8GB LPDDR4 memory options.

Other key features include:

  • Multimedia: H.265 decode (4kp60), H.264 decode (1080p60) and H.264 encode (1080p30); OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics; hardware image sensor pipeline.
  • GPIO: User definable GPIO on standard 40-pin header with full backward compatibility and additional multiplexed UART, I2C and SPI peripherals.
  • SD card support: Micro SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage.

-Power over Ethernet: PoE support using separate HAT accessory.

The new 8GB version of the Raspberry Pi Model B Computer is available from Newark in North America, Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC

For more information, visit: Newark.com

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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