Bulk RP2040 chips now available direct from Raspberry Pi

Almost a year has passed since the Raspberry Pi Pico, and the RP2040, was released and the RP2040 has only been available from resellers thus far. However, Raspberry Pi is launching a new service, Raspberry Pi Direct. This is for direct-to-business sales only and RP2040 chips will still be available from resellers. The direct pricing… Continue reading Bulk RP2040 chips now available direct from Raspberry Pi

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ROCK5, a RK3588 based single-board computer, is now available for pre-order

Radxa announced the ROCK5, a RK3588 based single-board computer, yesterday (09 Jan 22) and it is now available for pre-order. The board features a Rockchip RK3588 processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, support for up to three displays, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 and a PCIe 3.0 x4 connector for NVMe… Continue reading ROCK5, a RK3588 based single-board computer, is now available for pre-order

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SparkFun “Retires” Pro Micro RP2040 – New Version Incoming?

The SparkFun Pro Micro board (SparkFun part number: DEV-17717) has been retired by SparkFun Electronics. However, this does not appear to be the end of the Pro Micro RP2040 as a newer version (DEV-18288) appears to be it’s successor. There is no available stock of the updated part and SparkFun’s datasheets, schematics and GitHub repos… Continue reading SparkFun “Retires” Pro Micro RP2040 – New Version Incoming?

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Waveshare Electronics releases 3 RP2040 New Boards

Today, Waveshare Electronics released three RP2040 based boards: RP2040-Zero @ $4.99 RP2040-Plus @ $7.99 RP2040-LCD-0.96 @ $12.99 These boards are available for sale on Waveshare’s website – we are yet to see them in any other retailer. RP2040-Zero The RP2040-Zero board is a tiny stamp sized board which is just like the Tiny 2040 board… Continue reading Waveshare Electronics releases 3 RP2040 New Boards

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LattePanda 3 Delta Windows & Linux SBC Announced: Now Crowdfunding

LattePanda have announced and started a kickstarter campaign for their new LattePanda 3 Delta Board. At the time of writing, this campaign has reached over twice it’s kickstarter goal. So what is the LattePanda 3? The LattePanda 3 Delta is the new version of the x86 combined with Arduino board introduced back in 2015. The… Continue reading LattePanda 3 Delta Windows & Linux SBC Announced: Now Crowdfunding

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FreeRTOS Now Supports Native SMP On RP2040

The popular real time operating systems (RTOS), known as FreeRTOS, now supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP). What is SMP you ask? SMP allows one instance of the FreeRTOS kernel to schedule tasks across multiple identical processor cores. The core architectures must be identical and share the same memory. The Raspberry Pi RP2040 chip is ideal for… Continue reading FreeRTOS Now Supports Native SMP On RP2040

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M5Stamp C3 Released Featuring 32-Bit RISK-V ESP-32C3 MCU

M5Stack’s new development board, the M5Stamp, uses an ESP-32C3 MCU. The ESP-32C3 is a RISK-5 based microcontroller with Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 5 LE connectivity. The onboard RSA-3072-based secure boot and the AES-128-XTS-based flash encryption ensure that devices are connected securely. The ESP32-C3 is supported through Espressif’s open-source ESP-IDF SDK. The M5 Stamp C3 comes… Continue reading M5Stamp C3 Released Featuring 32-Bit RISK-V ESP-32C3 MCU

New T-Head RVB-ICE Development Board Features Dual-Core RISK-V Processor

Following the launch of the Nezha single board computer (SBC) last year (article from hackster.io), T-Head and Alibaba are back at it with another linux-capable SBC. The RVB-ICE is a brand new board (available to pre-order) which features two C910 RISC-V cores running at up to 1.2GHz. Packed alongside this CPU is a Vivante GC8000UL… Continue reading New T-Head RVB-ICE Development Board Features Dual-Core RISK-V Processor

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