New Raspberry Pi announcement brings new excitement. This is no different. It's as exciting as any other Raspberry Pi new product announcement.
Please welcome, a new member to the Raspberry Pi Pico family, Raspberry Pi Pico W. The same Pico you know and love but with Wifi and Bluetooth. Pi Pico W is a micro-controller board based on in-house custom designed chip (RP2040) by Raspberry Pi in the UK. RP2040, the chip at the heart of Pico, is an ultra powerful Dual Core ARM Cortex-M0+ clocked at 133MHz with 256KB RAM, 2MB of on-board QSPI Flash memory for code and data storage. It also has 30 GPIO pins and lots of interfacing options including 2 × SPI, 2 × I2C, 2 × UART, 3 × 12-bit ADC, 16 × controllable PWM channels. Moreover, 26 of the GPIO pins are multi-function, which means we can configure those pins to a different behaviour like UART/I2C/SPI/GPIO. The wireless functionality of the Pico W is powered by Infineon CYW43439 wireless chip. CYW43439 supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 5.2; of these, only wireless LAN is supported at the moment.
- RP2040 microcontroller chip designed by Raspberry Pi in the United Kingdom
- Infineon CYW43439 supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 5.2; of these, only wireless LAN is supported at the moment
- Dual-core Arm Cortex M0+ processor, flexible clock running up to 133 MHz
- 264KB of SRAM, and 2MB of on-board Flash memory
- Castellated module allows soldering direct to carrier boards
- USB 1.1 with device and host support
- Low-power sleep and dormant modes
- Drag-and-drop programming using mass storage over USB
- 26 × multi-function GPIO pins
- 2 × SPI, 2 × I2C, 2 × UART, 3 × 12-bit ADC, 16 × controllable PWM channels
- Accurate clock and timer on-chip
- Temperature sensor
- Accelerated floating-point libraries on-chip
- 8 × Programmable I/O (PIO) state machines for custom peripheral support