Raspberry Pi update: RP2040 single chips on sale now for $1 #RaspberryPi @Raspberry_Pi
On Tuesday June 1st, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that RP2040 microcontroller chips are available from their Approved Reseller partners in single-unit quantities, allowing people to build their own projects and products on Raspberry Silicon.
A lot has happened since January. We’ve shipped over 600,000 Raspberry Pi Picos, and have taken orders for 700,000 more. Graham has continued to build out the SDK, most recently adding FreeRTOS support. …(Some) maker businesses that have found themselves effectively unable to build products this year due to the global semiconductor shortage.
Based on this experience, we’ve decided to pull about 40,000 units of RP2040 out of the supply chain and boot up single-unit sales via our Approved Resellers, roughly three months earlier than we’d intended. This will give people time to develop their projects and products, while we clear out the rest of the Pico backlog and scale up production of RP2040. In the autumn, we’ll have some serious volume available for anyone who needs it.
Read more about the announcement from the Raspberry Pi Foundation in their blog post.
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