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What is Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi is an evolution of microcontrollers, in fact it is a mini computer and can be a powerful piece for automation, industry 4.0 and a multitude of other applications. Also, this is an open project. This means that other companies can produce the most affordable cards.

Technical specifications

Compared to the ability of a simple microcontroller with raspberry pi, we can see more clearly its firepower. Most microcontrollers are capable of 8-bit words running at a few mega hertz frequency. On the other hand, raspberry version 3 has a 64-bit 1.2 GHz processor, not to mention WiFi, Bluetooth, 1 GB SDRAM memory, USB ports, HDMI output, among others.


Detailing Raspberry PI (version 3 model B +)

  • Broadcom BCM2837B0 Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • WiFi 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b / g / n / ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Full-size hdmi
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • CSI Port for RaspBerry PI Camera
  • RaspBerry PI touchscreen display DSI port
  • Micro SD port
  • 5V / 2.5A DC power input
  • 4-pole audio and video port
  • Power-over-Ehternet (PoE) Availability

Programming language

It was created for the Pythom language (hence the Raspberry Pi), although it can be programmed in several languages.

Operational system

The operating system is called Raspbian which originated from Linux. You can download the operating system installer (NOOBS), the system itself and documentation. All of this can easily be found on the Raspberry PI vendor website ( go to website ).

System Applications

Having installed the operating system, you have access to a totally visual and simple application. Some of the available applications are:

  • Text editor;
  • Command terminal;
  • Calculator;
  • PDF viewer;
  • SD card copier;
  • Image viewer;
  • Trash can;
  • Internet browser;

In Raspberry Pi interface you can also consult the network / WiFi connection, BlueTooth, etc.

In conclusion…

RaspBerry Pi, although newly created, has been gaining ground and is spreading around the world. Thus, it is worth trying solutions with this amazing tool. Consequently, like all good automation, whatever it is, you’ll need a SCADA system that can communicate with RaspBerry, right? Do your experiments and download for free the LAquis , the SCADA system from LCDS .