The Raspberry Pi is a small single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
The Raspberry Pi is manufactured through licensed manufacturing deals with Element 14/Premier Farnell and RS Electronics.
The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, with 512 megabytes of RAM. It does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, but uses an SD card for booting and long-term storage.
Broadcom BCM2835 (CPU, GPU, DSP, SDRAM, and single USB port)
CPU: 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core (ARM11 family)
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0, MPEG-2 and VC-1 (with license), 1080p30 h.264/MPEG-4 AVC high-profile decoder and encoder
Memory SDRAM: 512 MB (shared with GPU)
Peripherals: 2 USB ports, Composite RCA, HDMI, analog audio output
Onboard storage: SD card
Ethernet 10/100 RJ45
Low-level peripherals: 8 × GPIO, UART, I²C bus, SPI bus with two chip selects, +3.3 V, +5 V, ground
Size: 85.60 mm × 53.98 mm, Weight: 45g