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Consumer Electronics Authors: Dana Gardner, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Esmeralda Swartz

Related Topics: Consumer Electronics, Internet of Things Journal

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What! Computer for $5! | @ThingsExpo #IoT

It attests to the fact that IoT is catching on

Raspberry Pi () has come up with a computer for $5.

Well, even the other Raspberry PIs were not very expensive ($20 ~$30). It also attests to the fact that IoT is catching on. It has become so cheap that some magazine (MagPi) gave it away to its readers bundled with the issue.

According to a pcworld.com article (IDG News Service) it uses a 1 GHZ ARM processor from Broadcom (BCM2835). It has 512MB RAM with the OS loaded on the micro-USB card. It has Micro-USB sockets for data and power including a mini-HDMI socket as well. It has a 40-pin GPIO and the circuit-board may require soldering by customers.

Image source of of Raspberry Pi Zero with MagPi is here.

Here is a PDF document for BCM2835 Processor.

Here is the YouTube video:

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.