Exclusive starter kit offers high-level experience at low price

20-01-2021 | RS Components | Design & Manufacture

RS Components and OKdo now offer the exclusive availability of a starter kit based on the 8GB version of the latest Raspberry Pi single-board computer.

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8GB of RAM is the most powerful version of the Raspberry Pi SBC manufactured to date and the kit offers everything required to take full advantage of that performance. This comprises a 32GB MicroSD card pre-loaded with Linux (NOOBS 3.1.1), HDMI and USB cables, a 5V power supply, an SD card reader, and aluminium case with fan and heatsinks, as well as OKdo’s ‘get started’ guide and ‘get inspired’ project handbook.

With 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B provided in the kit can outperform many desktop PCs. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B also features two micro-HDMI ports, meaning it can drive two external displays simultaneously at up to 4Kp60 resolution. The two micro-HDMI to HDMI leads provided in the kit enable users to make use of this new feature for even easier connection.

The processor on the SBC is the most capable ever to be employed in a Raspberry Pi; the Broadcom BCM2711 is a quad-core processor featuring four Arm Cortex-A72 64-bit cores based on the Armv8 architecture. Moreover, the device increases its interface options and now provides two USB 3.0 ports alongside the two USB 2.0 ports. This is complemented by 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE wireless connectivity, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

The development kit with 8GB RAM does give makers and engineers easy access to the most powerful SBC offered today. It can form the basis for the latest and most exacting applications in the fields of AI, robotics and Industry 4.0. Notwithstanding this high performance, it still affords easy access for educators and students a way to explore the highest level of processing performance at an entry-level price.

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