Bundles of fun with Raspberry Pi that delivers powerful multimedia capabilities
Published: 10 October 2013 - Michelle Winny
RS Components has released two new product bundles featuring the Raspberry Pi Model A board and the Raspberry Pi camera module. The bundles are ideal for designers requiring a blend of ultra-low power consumption and high quality image capture.
Both come at a very low cost point with the first bundle combining a Raspberry Pi Model A with the tiny, lightweight camera module. The second bundle comes with a 4GB SD card and pre-installed operating system.
On the performance side of things, the Raspberry Pi Model A is the lower profile version of the credit card-sized board, containing 256MB RAM, a single USB port, and no Ethernet connection. The camera module, which measures in at 25mm by 20mm by 9mm and weighs a little over 3g, contains a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of delivering 2592 by 1944 pixel still images. But is still capable of supporting 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 60fps and 640 by 480p at 60 or 90fps video capture. The camera module connects to the Raspberry Pi Model A via a short ribbon cable, using CSI and I2C for control.