December 8, 2023

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Only $6: Wireless Raspberry Pi Pico W released (Specification attached)

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Only $6: Wireless Raspberry Pi Pico W released

Only $6: Wireless Raspberry Pi Pico W released

Raspberry Pi’s latest family member, Pico W, is on the shelves: supports 802.11n wireless networks for $6

The latest addition to the Raspberry Pi family is the Pico W, which is available for $6 with enhanced wireless networking.

The Raspberry Pi Pico W is an upgrade from last year’s Raspberry Pi Pico, a single-board computer built around the RP2040 chip.

Pico W is a small update for the Raspberry Pi IoT platform, which has sold over 2 million units.

Only $6: Wireless Raspberry Pi Pico W released

With the introduction of the Raspberry Pi Pico W, the Pico platform now supports 802.11n wireless networking, making it more attractive for IoT applications, the Pico W retains pin compatibility with the original Pico, using the Infineon CYW43439 wireless chip.

Only $6: Wireless Raspberry Pi Pico W released

Aside from the addition of 802.11n Wi-Fi, the Pico W is little changed from the Pico, and the W version that supports 802.11n WiFi costs $6 instead of the previous $4.

Raspberry Pi Pico W Specifications:

  • MCU: Raspberry Pi RP2040 dual-core Cortex-M0+ microcontroller at 133 MHz with 264KB SRAM
  • Storage: 2MB QSPI Flash
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFi 4 with ABRACON onboard antenna (Infineon CYW43439 via SPI)
  • Extension:
    • 26 multi-function GPIO pins, including 3 analog inputs
    • 2 UARTs, 2 SPI controllers, 2 I2C controllers, 16 PWM channels
    • 8 Programmable I/Os (PIOs) for custom peripheral support
  • USB: 1 Micro USB 1.1 port for power supply and programming
  • Debug: 3-pin Arm Serial Wire Debug (SWD) port
  • Power: 1.8 – 5.5V DC via 5V Micro USB interface or via VSYS pin
  • Dimensions: 51 x 21mm
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to 70°C

Raspberry Pi not only released Pico W, but also announced two other Pico products, namely Pico H and Pico WH. 

The version with the H word is an extra reserved pin header and debug connector (as shown in the figure below), while the basic version only has pins similar to pads.

Only $6: Wireless Raspberry Pi Pico W released

The prices of Pico H and Pico WH are $5 and $7 respectively, which is $1 higher than that of Pico and Pico W.

Pico H and Pico W are currently on the market, while Pico WH will be available in August.

Purchase link: link

See for more details on the Raspberry Pi Pico W:

Raspberry Pi Pico W: your $6 IoT platform

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