Costing $10, it gets the same Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip as Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to provide 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
It also picks up a camera interface that was not on the original Zero.
“We imagine you’ll find all sorts of uses for Zero W,” said Foundation co-founder Eben Upton. “It makes a better general-purpose computer because you’re less likely to need a hub: if you’re using Bluetooth peripherals you might well end up with nothing at all plugged into the USB port. And of course it’s a great platform for experimenting with IoT applications.”
Raspberry Pi, Kinneir Dufort and T-Zero have together created an official injection-moulded case, lookin glike a smalled version of the official Raspberry Pi 3 case.
- with GPIO access aperture
- with camera aperture and mount
The list of distributors that carry Zero has been extended and now includes: ModMyPi in the UK, pi3g in Germany, Samm Teknoloji in Turkey, Kubii in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, and Kiwi Electronics in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Raspbrerry Pi Zero W at a glance:
- 1GHz, single-core CPU
- 512Mbyte RAM
- Mini-HDMI port
- Micro-USB On-The-Go port
- Micro-USB power
- HAT-compatible 40-pin header
- Composite video and reset headers
- CSI camera connector
- 802.11n wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Official case