The 4GB version of Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is one of the newest and most powerful members of the fourth-generation Raspberry Pi family from the Raspberry Pi Foundation that is the fastest board released to date. Whilst the Pi 4 looks similar in shape and size to previous boards, it has been re-engineered and enhanced to be more capable and efficient than ever before, allowing it to contend with a desktop PC experience.
The new model is a high-performance general-purpose computer, incorporating an improved quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU to rival desktop computers. For the first time, the Pi 4 is available in a choice of memory sizes, so with up to 4GB of RAM (LPDDR4), you will see your Pi being able to carry out much more complicated tasks easily.
With true Gigabit Ethernet and PoE capability (requires additional PoE HAT); 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 with up to four times the range of the old specification. All together these make the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B board an ideal fit for your next SBC-based IoT project.
Upgraded USB Capacity and Power
Pi 4 has four USB ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two of which have been upgraded to USB 3.0. The board has a USB Type-C connector for power input, instead of the Micro USB connector the Raspberry Pi 3 had, so you can consolidate your cable collection. The headphone jack has made a return too!
Dual Video Output
Two micro-HDMI ports, replace the single full-size HDMI connector on previous versions, allowing the Pi 4 to support 2 4k monitors. The Pi’s hardware decoding has also been improved to allow it to decode 4K video at 60 frames per second using HEVC encoding.
You don’t have to worry about the Pi 4 Model B not working with any of your existing pi projects, as the 40-Pin GPIO header and software is fully backwards-compatible.
Getting Started Checklist:
There is an abundance of learning materials, projects and accessories available for your Pi, but for getting started here are the essentials:
- A keyboard, mouse and display
- Cables to connect to a display/displays
- A USB-C power supply
- The operating system, either pick up a preloaded microSD card or download the latest version of NOOBS for the Raspberry Pi 4 from the Pi Foundation
|BROADCOM SOC:||Broadcom 2711|
|PROCESSOR:||ARM Cortex A72|
|No. of CORES:||Quad|
|GRAPHICS (GPU):||VideoCore VI 4kp60|
|Video Ports:||2 x micro HDMI|
|USB PORTS:||2 x USB3.0 & 2 x USB2.0|
|A/V JACK:||3.5mm Stereo|
|MICRO SD CARD SLOT:||Yes|
|MIPI CSI DISPLAY PORT:||Yes|
|CSI CAMERA PORT:||Yes|
|BLUETOOTH:||Yes – Bluetooth 5.0|
|BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY ( BLE ):||Yes|
|DIMENSIONS (mm):||85 x 56 x 17|
|POWER INPUT:||5.1V / 3A|
|mpn||Raspberry Pi 4 4G Model B|