LONDON, UK, 12 January 2021 – RS Components (RS) and OKdo, trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, have announced the exclusive availability of a starter kit based on the 8GB version of the latest Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC).
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8GB of RAM is the most powerful version of the Raspberry Pi SBC produced to date and the kit provides everything needed to take full advantage of that performance. This includes a 32GB MicroSD card pre-loaded with Linux (NOOBS 3.1.1), a 5V power supply, HDMI and USB cables, an SD card reader, and an aluminium case with fan and heatsinks, along with OKdo’s ‘get started’ guide and ‘get inspired’ project handbook.
As stated, in addition to an aluminium case and cooling fan, the kit also includes three heatsinks that can be attached directly to the board’s processor, the RAM and the USB controller. These hardware features enable users to make full use of the processor’s maximum operating speed of 1.5GHz.
With 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM memory, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B supplied in the kit can outperform many desktop PCs. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B also features two micro-HDMI ports, meaning it can drive two external displays at the same time at up to 4Kp60 resolution. The two micro-HDMI to HDMI leads supplied in the kit allow users to make use of this new feature for even easier connection.
The processor on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the most capable ever to be used in a Raspberry Pi; the Broadcom BCM2711 is a quad-core processor featuring four Arm® Cortex®-A72 64-bit cores based on the Armv8 architecture. Furthermore, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B extends its interface options and now offers two USB 3.0 ports alongside the two USB 2.0 ports. This is complemented by 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE wireless connectivity, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B development kit with 8GB RAM, developed by OKdo and available exclusively through OKdo and RS globally, really does give makers and engineers easy access to the most powerful SBC available today. It can form the basis for the latest and most demanding applications in the fields of AI, robotics and Industry 4.0. Despite this high performance, it still provides easy access for educators and students a way to explore the highest level of processing performance at an entry-level price.
About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers who are involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities. We aim to offer our customers unrivalled choice of product technologies, solve problems with innovative solutions and deliver a world-class customer experience, making it easy to do business with us.
We stock more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers. We solve problems and provide a wide range of value-added solutions to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we trade through multiple channels and ship over 50,000 parcels a day.
Electrocomponents plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2020 reported revenue of £1.95 billion. Electrocomponents plc has six operating brands; RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark and IESA.
For more information on RS, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web/.
OKdo is a global technology company from Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM) set to disrupt single board computer (SBC) and IoT segments. Offering a unique combination of hardware, software, development support, manufacturing services and community projects, it is the world’s first business uniquely focused on meeting the rapidly evolving needs of SBC and IoT customers, from makers and entrepreneurs to industrial designers, educators and resellers. For more information: www.OKdo.com