[otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-1]Getting Started With Raspberry Pi zero W,Raspberry Pi zero W pinout
In this post I will discuss the Getting Started With Raspberry Pi zero W. All of the previous posts were oriented around the Raspberry Pi B+. The Raspberry Pi Zero W is getting popular day by day due to its small size, low cost and the computational power almost equal to the Raspberry PI model B+. So it is important to have a look at this new Raspberry Pi version.

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Getting Started With Raspberry Pi zero W:

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After reading this post you will learn what the Raspberry Pi Zero W is, what are the differences or similarities between the Raspberry Pi Zero W and other versions of the Raspberry Pi, you will also learn the important peripheral controllers and interfaces that are available on borad on Raspberry Pi Zero W.

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W Overview:

 

Before diving deep into the discussion of the Raspberry Pi Zero W let us discuss the general overview of the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The Raspberry Pi Zero W is based on the 1 GHz BCM2835 single core-microprocessor this core is same to that used in the Raspberry Pi B+ and Raspberry Pi A+, with 512 MB RAM. This model of the Raspberry Pi has on board Bluetooth chip and the wireless LAN all populated on the size of board of 65mm long and 30mm wide, which makes it very useful in IoT applications. The Raspberry Pi Zero W has 40 General Purpose Input / Output pins but the header is not connected to it that is it is unpopulated. The one difference between the Raspberry Pi Zero W and other Raspberry Pis is that Raspberry PI Zero W has mini HDMI port instead of the normal HDMI port as found on Raspberry PI B+ and Raspberry Pi A+.

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Raspberry Pi Zero W Specifications:

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Let us now discuss the specifications of the Raspberry Pi Zero W in some detail, and look at what this mini-computer has got.
Raspberry Pi Zero W Processor and RAM:
As described before the processor of the Raspberry Pi Zero W is similar to that of the previous models of the Raspberry Pi that is the Raspberry PI Zero W has 1 GHz BCM single core micro-processor.

Raspberry Pi Zero W HDMI Interface:

Like the previous models of the Raspberry Pi the Raspberry PI zero W also has the HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) so that it can be connected easily to the HDMI monitors, but the difference is that the Raspberry Pi Zero W has the mini HDMI instead of the normal one that is found on the older models of the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi Zero W HDMI Interface,Raspberry Pi Zero W PINOUT

Raspberry Pi Zero W USB OTG port:

Raspberry Pi Zero W is very handy in that it also gives the USB interface to the user. Although the older models of the Raspberry Pi have more than just one USB ports the Raspberry Pi Zero W has only one USB port which is on-the-go (OTG) which means that you can manipulate the Raspberry Pi Zero W via this port while connecting any peripheral component to it.

Raspberry Pi Zero W USB OTG port

 

Raspberry Pi Zero W SD card slot:

The Raspberry Pi zero W has the micro SD card slot. It is similar to that found on the older models of the Raspberry Pi. The setting up of the Raspberry Pi Zero W in terms of the software installation in the micro SD will be covered in the next posts.

Raspberry Pi Zero W SD card slot

Raspberry Pi Zero W power input:

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The Raspberry Zero W has the micro USB connector like the older models of the Raspberry Pi to connect the power adapter to it. The power supply should be in the range of 5V to 5.25V.

Raspberry Pi Zero W GPIO:

The most important feature of the Raspberry Pi among its other specifications is the General Purpose Input / Output pins that are available on any Raspberry Pi. Let us now discuss the General Purpose Input / Output pins of the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

The pinout of the General Purpose Input / Output pins of the Raspberry Pi Zero W can be seen from the following picture as the picture is self-explanatory.

Getting Started With Raspberry Pi zero W,Raspberry Pi zero W pinoutAs we know that the Raspberry Pi can be configured in a variety of ways so that their GPIOs can be used for serial communication and they can serve as different serial communication buses the same is true for this Raspberry Pi Zero W and how to configure Raspberry Pi Zero W for serial communication using different protocols such as one-wire, serial peripheral and inter integrated circuit are discussed in detail in the upcoming posts for now stick just to the general pinout description of the Raspberry Pi Zero W .(Getting Started With Raspberry Pi zero W)

Raspberry Pi Camera Port:

 

The Raspberry Pi Zero W has also the camera port.

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Raspberry Pi Camera PortThat is all for now, I hope this article would be helpful for you. In the next post I will discuss about how to set up the Raspberry Pi Zero W. Till then stay connected, keep reading and enjoy learning.