Testing the Raspberry Pi 5 for GPIO compatibility


19 November 2023  |  Reading Time: 2 minutes

On the 28th of September, 2023, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the highly anticipated Raspberry Pi 5.

The Raspberry Pi 5 comes with a powerful Broadcom BCM2712 quad-core Arm Cortex A76 processor, running at an impressive 2.4GHz. This represents a substantial advancement over its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi 4, with a processing speed that is up to three times faster. The enhanced processing capabilities of the Cortex A76 promise a smoother and more responsive experience, opening up new possibilities for a wide range of applications.

The Raspberry Pi 5

Keenly aware of the significance of this release, we acquired the latest Raspberry Pi 5 to conduct compatibility tests with our existing range of Raspberry Pi expansion boards. After testing and examination, we are delighted to share that our current lineup of expansion boards is fully compatible with the Raspberry Pi 5.

Whether you use our IO Pi Plus for more Raspberry Pi GPIO pins, our ADC Pi for analogue-to-digital conversion, or our Serial Pi Plus for RS232 communication, you can seamlessly integrate these expansion boards with the Raspberry Pi 5.

IO Pi Plus on a Raspberry Pi 5IO Pi Plus
ADC Pi on a Raspberry Pi 5ADC Pi

As always, we are dedicated to supporting our community every step of the way. Whether you're a seasoned developer or a hobbyist embarking on your first project, we're here to ensure that your experience with AB Electronics UK products and the Raspberry Pi 5 is nothing short of exceptional.

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The AB Electronics UK Team