Newark Announces the $4 Pi Pico

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 03, 2021


Newark Announces the $4 Pi Pico
Photo Courtesy of Newark

Newark announced the availability of the 2040 chip built on Raspberry Pi-designed silicon.

This new chip, which is at the core of the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico, delivers a combination of high performance, low cost, and ease of use.

 According to Newark, the 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.

For more information on the Raspberry Pi Pico, visit

Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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