Raspberry Pi-designed PR2040 chip now available from element14
Global distributor for electronic components, element14 has added the PR2040 chip built on Raspberry Pi-designed silicon. The chip is usually found at the core of the Raspberry Pi Pico development board but is now available as standalone chip.
The Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller offers high performance for integer workloads, a large on-chip memory, and a wide range of I/O options, making it a flexible solution for a wide range of microcontroller applications.
Professional design engineers who are already comfortable working with Raspberry Pi will easily adopt the Raspberry Pi Pico and appreciate its ease of use and affordability.
It boasts two ARM Cortex-M0+ cores clocked at 133MHz, 264 kB of on-chip SRAM, 30 multifunction GPIO pins, four-channel ADC with internal temperature sensor and built-in USB 1.1 with host and device support.
“We are delighted that Raspberry Pi has chosen to make this chip available as a standalone component,” element14 global head of semiconductors and SBC Lee Turner says.
“The Raspberry Pi Pico, which has the RP2040 at its core, has been hugely popular with customers and is showing potential to transform the microcontroller market in the same way that the original Raspberry Pi board did for single board computing. Customers can now use the Raspberry Pi Pico within their design phase and shift to the RP2040 in production, giving ultimate flexibility and opportunity for design engineers.”