In today’s digital age, mobile computing technologies are growing at an incredible rate; most of this development is being driven by the advancements in mobile industry. Today, over 98% of the smartphones are using ARM technology. For those who are unaware, ARM is the current industry leader in designing mobile processors. ARM's partners have shipped more than 50 billion mobile chipsets based on its proprietary designs for mobile and embedded products.
Raspberry Pi is a low-cost microcomputer board which was designed to encourage learning, experimentation and invention for school students. It was based on ARM’s Cortex chipset.
More about Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi minicomputer board was originally designed to improve programming skills and hardware understanding at the pre-university level. Because of its small size and lower price tag, it was quickly adopted by electronics enthusiasts for projects that require more than a basic microcontroller.
Advantages of Raspberry Pi
No moving parts
Unlike many modern computers, Raspberry Pi uses an SD card for storage, which is convenient and also has no moving parts. Moreover, there are also no cooling fans and other things to worry about. It's like having an SSD for a micro computer.
There are several devices available in the market for Raspberry Pi, all at affordable prices. From a camera module to an I/O board anything can be attached to Raspberry Pi with the help of the USB hub present in it.
Raspberry Pi offers best value-for-money both in terms of specs and real-world performance when compared to other alternatives in the market. Its price has decreased drastically since its launch making it one of the most popular minicomputer.
Wide range of Applications
Raspberry Pi can be used for all sorts of things. SD card storage option makes it easy to swap other SD cards running other GNU/Linux distributions.
Raspberry Pi has lead to a stream of mini products that help in day to day monitoring. With abundant sensors at low cost, they have redefined computing specially for the IoT space. It’s just about the size of the Nokia 3310 that consumes miniscule power, making it a good choice for devices that don’t have to depend on plugged power sources.
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