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Raspberry Pi Model B 512 MB with NOOBS Pre-Installed 8GB SDCard
The Raspberry Pi® is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 128 or 256 Megabytes of RAM. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an SD card for booting and long-term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.
This is the Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB RAM model with two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller.
What is NOOBS? NOOBS is a way to make setting up a Raspberry Pi for the first time much, much easier. You won’t need network access, and you won’t need to download any special imaging software. When you boot up for the first time, you’ll see a menu prompting you to install one of several operating systems into the free space on the card. The choice means you can boot the Pi with a regular operating system like Raspbian, or with a media-centre specific OS like RaspBMC.
As typical of modern computers, generic USB keyboards and mice are compatible with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi use Linux-kernel based operating systems. The Raspberry Pi does not come with a real-time clock, so an OS must use a network time server, or ask the user for time information at boot time to get access to time and date info for file time and date stamping. However a real time clock (such as the DS1307) with battery backup can be easily added via the I2C interface.
- Core Architecture: ARM
- Core Sub-Architecture: ARM11
- Features: 512Mb RAM, ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz MPU, VideoCore IV GPU, 2 USB, Ethernet port, mounting holes
- Kit Contents: Assembled Board Only
- RoHS Compliant: Yes
- Silicon Core Number: BCM2835
- Silicon Family Name: BCM2xxx
- Silicon Manufacturer: Broadcom