The Pi supports several variants of Linux and Windows IOT Core. It has become very popular with educators, hobbyists and commercial applications due to it’s low cost, power consumption and small size. The Pi Zero is in it’s second generation and includes built-in WiFi.
The Raspberry Pi is manufactured both in the UK and China.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
In the last five years there have been over 12.5 million Raspberry Pi boards sold. The Pi Zero W accounts for about 1% of that total according to the article.
Raspberry Pi foundation provides support in the form of documentation and how-tos. Further technical support would have to be provided by a third party.
There are replacement accessories, but due to the nature of system on a chip (SOC), there are no replacement components for the Pi.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has refreshed the hardware every 1-3 years. Minor revisions and feature additions can happen during this period.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Raspberry Pi line of products is designed to enable access to computing to everyone. Their goal is to design and produce a SOC that is so cheap that cost is not prohibitive to access.
Vetted Performance Status
Access to computer science learning or code camps have a positive impact on pupils' confidence and skills in coding, IT and using computers. 1
Academic Research and References
- Straw, S., Bamford, S. and Styles, B. (2017). Randomised Controlled Trial and Process Evaluation of Code Clubs. Slough: NFER.
- Shivaraj B, Urs HN. Design of Intelligent Wireless Sensor Network System for Environmental Monitoring Applications Using Arduino and Raspberry PI. Proceedings of Second International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and VLSI. 2015.
- Bahrudin MSB, Kassim RA, Buniyamin N. Development of Fire alarm system using Raspberry Pi and Arduino Uno. 2013 International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering (ICEESE). 2013.
Compliance with regulations
-Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU -Health and Safety (Art.3(1)(a)) -EN60950-1:2006 /A11:2009 /A1:2010 /A12:2011 /A2:2013 -EN62311:2008 Electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0Hz-300Ghz) -EMC (Art 3(1)(b)) -EN55032:21012; EN55024:2010 (with reference to EN301489-1v1.9.2 & EN301489-17v2.2.1) -SPECTRUM (Art 3(2)) -EN300 328 v2.1.1 covering wide band transmission systems and data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band. Full list of product compliance available on Raspberry Pi foundation's Compliance page