Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is on sale as a new generation mini system using the Zero form factor. The Raspberry Pi Zero was launched in 2015 as a $5 computer. The next-gen Pi Zero has a similar CPU and RAM configuration but will offer additional features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in a 65 mm × 30 mm form factor uses the same Broadcom BCM2710A1 SoC die as the launch version of the Raspberry Pi 3, while ARM cores perform close to 1 GHz and have 512 MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM. It should also be noted that this system uses a special SIP (System in a Package) that hosts the quad-core Arm Cortex A53.
The performance gain of the new mini PC compared to Zero varies between workloads. But for multi-threaded sysbench there is a performance difference of almost fivefold. The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W will be available from approved vendors starting today.
Raspberry Pi Zero 2W Features
- Broadcom BCM2710A1, quad-core 64-bit SoC (Arm Cortex-A53 @ 1GHz)
- 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
- 2. 4 GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
- 1 × USB 2.0 interface with OTG
- LINE compatible 40 pin I/O header
- MicroSD card slot
- Mini HDMI port
- Composite video and reset pin solder points
- CSI-2 camera connector
- H. 264, MPEG-4 decoding (1080p30); H. 264 encoding (1080p30)
- OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0
- 65mm x 30mm size