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Raspberry Pi 2.0 makes its way into distribution channels

Laura Barnes
Raspberry Pi 2.0 makes its way into distribution channels

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that the 2.0 boards will be available within the next month.

“They’ll be filtering out over the next month as the last stocks of the revision 1.0 at each distributor and in each geography are exhausted,” states the Raspberry Pi blog.

“In the six months since we launched Raspberry Pi, we’ve received a lot of feedback about the original board design. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be gradually rolling out a new revision 2.0 PCB which incorporates some of the most popular suggestions.”

Upgraded features include:
•    The ability to power a Pi with a powered USB hub
•    A fix for an issue that caused problems when Pis were connected to TVs by HDMI
•    A new reset circuit
•    Mounting holes
•    The four GPIO signals originally used for version identification have been removed (These were never read by the system software and were redundant)
•    Two minor changes to the silk screen

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Tags: Distribution, raspberry pi, upgrade, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Raspberry Pi 2.0

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