This is not the latest and most powerful Raspberry Pi board! Though this model (Pi2B) has a few (very specific!) advantages over the latest model – Pi3B, we recommend the latest (Pi3B) model for most projects. Only specific projects still recommend/require this (Pi2B) board.
NOTE: Previous versions of Raspberry Pi 2 Model B use the BCM2836 SoC, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.2 board uses BCM2837, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. It is necessary to update to the latest (post-October 2016) version of the device firmware and Linux kernel to allow the board to boot up properly.
Important: If this is your first Pi or you are buying it as a gift please check this page.
The RASPBERRYPI-2-MODB-1GB is a second generation Raspberry Pi. Raspberry Pi2 model B board is a credit card sized single board computer that plugs into your TV and keyboard. This is a little PC which can be used for many of the things that desktop PC does. The design is based on Broadcom BCM2837 system on chip with 900MHz ARM Cortex-A53 quad core processor, Dual Core VideoCore IV Multimedia coprocessor and 1GB RAM. This board is powered from 5V adapter with micro USB connectivity and runs on operating systems such as Raspbian, RaspBMC, Arch Linux, RISC OS, OpenELEC, Pidora and Microsoft Windows10. Previous versions of Raspberry Pi 2 Model B use the BCM2836 SoC, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.2 board uses BCM2837, which contains a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. It is necessary to update to at least the October 2016 version of the device firmware and Linux kernel to allow the board to boot up properly.
- Broadcom BCM2837 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor
- 1GB SDRAM operates at 450MHz
- 40 pin extended GPIO
- 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 onboard network
- 4 USB 2.0 ports
- CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
- DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
- Featured with MicroSD slot
- Composite RCA and HDMI port
- Multi channel HD audio over HDMI, stereo from 3.5mm jack
The Pi 2 v1.2 requires the latest operating system for full functionality – please download and install the latest version available from RaspberryPi.org/downloads onto your microSD card before booting
Please note: Some boards are made in the UK, some in China. We do not know in advance which ones you may receive! All the boards are distributed by the official North American distributor.