As we previously reported, Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton announced via a recent blog post that 100,000 units have entered the supply chain and that inventory levels can be expected to return to previous levels in the second half of 2023. did. Pandemic normalcy. That said, supply chain shortages are impacting the normal rhythm of Raspberry Pi releases. Upton during an interview with Christopher Barnut computer description Unfortunately, there won’t be a Raspberry Pi 5 in 2023.
In the interview, Explaining Computers host Barnatt asks Upton about the future of the Raspberry Pi and whether there will be new models. Upton then talks about how the past few years have been “weird” (pandemics and global chip shortages), disrupting the cadence of Raspberry Pi development and release. Upton said: [Raspberry Pi 4] I think the Raspberry Pi platform has been around longer than any Raspberry Pi platform ever. “
and 29 minutes 30 seconds Upton Breaks Bad News, ‘Don’t Expect Pi 5 Next Year’ Upton expands further, describing 2023 as “the year of recovery.” A year of recovery is here to help Raspberry Pi and the tech industry recover from the double whammy of the pandemic and the global chip shortage that is causing a worldwide slowdown. .
Upton explains, “It would be a real catastrophe if you tried to introduce some kind of Raspberry Pi 5 product.” It has been relatively unruly since its release.
Upton said of the consequences of “if you deploy a Raspberry Pi 5 product but fail to boot properly due to constraints, or if you deploy a Raspberry Pi 5 product but somehow cannibalize supply chain elements.” He said he was very concerned. Upton then explains how cannibalization affects the recovery of his Raspberry Pi 4 and 3/3+, and how the Raspberry Pi has to be “ginger” in the recovery process. .
“The good news is that some of them will start to wane in the second half of next year, 2024 and beyond. And that’s the point where we can start thinking about what a sensible Raspberry Pi 5 platform is,” Upton said. says.
Upton talks about how performance has improved over the years since the Raspberry Pi 4 was released. Mainly because he bumped his 1.5 GHz CPU speed to 1.8 GHz, which was originally implemented on the Raspberry Pi 400 and its impressive keyboard heatsink. The Pi 4 has also seen many software improvements and energy optimizations in its long history (the Pi 4 was notoriously warm in its early days).
A typical Raspberry Pi release comes out with a new “model B” every 3-4 years. However, a global chip shortage has caused further delays, and the Raspberry Pi 5 release date is likely to be his 2024. Five years marks the longest gap between Raspberry Pi releases in the product’s almost 11-year history.
We have reached out to Upton for further comment and will update this story with any additional information we collect.
|model B||release date||Cadence|
|raspberry pi||February 2012||row 1 – cell 2|
|Raspberry Pi B+||July 2014||2 years and 5 months|
|raspberry pi 2||February 2015||6 months|
|raspberry pi 3||February 2016||1 year|
|raspberry pi 4||June 2019||3 years and 4 months|