New Raspberry Pi Zero W Launched: $10 with WiFi + Bluetooth!

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the original Raspberry Pi, the Pi Foundation has launched a new model of the microcomputer. It's called Raspberry Pi Zero W -  a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero with wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

To begin with, the new Raspberry Pi Zero W costs twice as much - $ 10. But it's still an incredibly good offer in terms of price / features. Letter W in the designation reflects the main trends and, perhaps, the only difference from its predecessor - support for wireless connectivity. It uses the same Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip as Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to provide 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

For the rest, the board is the same as the Pi Zero: a single-core 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, and plenty of I/O for hacking. Here’s a breakdown of the full specs on the Raspberry Pi Zero W:

• 1GHz, single-core CPU
• 512MB RAM
• Mini-HDMI port
• Micro-USB On-The-Go port
• Micro-USB power
• HAT-compatible 40-pin header
• Composite video and reset headers
• CSI camera connector
• 802.11n wireless LAN
• Bluetooth 4.0

The Zero W also has a new case with three interchangeable lids, one that's solid, one with a hole for GPIO pins, and another with a hole for the camera module. It will fit both the Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero W. You can find out more over at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.




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