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  • Raspberry Pi
    6 min | 14101

    #Raspberry Pi 4B: Sometimes it's cool to be hot -or warm, to be exact ;)-

    Raspberry Pi | 6 min | 14101


    This article is the last in a series of three articles that evaluates the performance of the Raspberry Pi 4B. This time the performance of Raspbian with standard kernel (4.19.y) will be evaluated with and without active cooling using two types of heatsinks. The other articles in the series are the following:

    1. The first article is about comparing the Raspberry Pi 4B and 3B+ performances:
    2. The second article compares the Raspberry Pi 4B runn...
  • Raspberry Pi, Real Time Systems
    7 min | 97337

    #Raspberry Pi 4B: Real-Time System using Preempt-RT (kernel 4.19.y)

    Raspberry Pi, Real Time Systems | 7 min | 97337


    The Preempt-RT patching article is one of the most visited articles in my blog. However, that article needed a small update: Raspberry Pi 4B is out there and with Raspbian Buster, a new version of kernel is available: 4.19.y.

    I also uploaded the compiled and patched kernel to lemariva/RT-Tools-RPi. You can follow all these steps and compile the kernel by yourself or you can download the files from the repository and deploy the kernel on your Raspberry Pi 4B.

    This tutorial is the second of a...

  • Raspberry Pi
    4 min | 16798

    #Raspberry Pi 4B: How much faster is the new CPU?

    Raspberry Pi | 4 min | 16798


    On July 4th, I ordered a Raspberry Pi 4B from Reichelt. On July 17th, I received the board, but it was broken, and a month later, finally I received a new board that seems to work OK :).

    The new Raspberry Pi 4B has a lot of upgrades and one of the most important ones is the RAM: You can choose between three models (1GB, 2GB and 4GB). But, another main change is the CPU and the RAM bus: they changed from a Cortex-A53 64-bit (3B+/3A+) to a Cortex-A72 64-bit, both ARMv8, and from LPDDR2 SDRAM...

  • Raspberry Pi
    2 min | 9692

    #Raspberry Pi 4B: Where were the quality controls?

    Raspberry Pi | 2 min | 9692


    On July 4th, I ordered a Raspberry Pi 4B. To be honest, I really didn't/don't need a new Raspberry Pi, I don't have any specific task for it, but I saw some cool stuff on the Internet, and I said: Ok, I need one! Thus, I bought the 4GB model on Reichelt. The expected delivery date was on July 10th but, I had to wait a little longer and I got it on July 17th! Everything was ok, and I got the following closed and sealed box (see Fig. 1):

    raspberry_pi_box-min.jpg
    Fig. 1: Box of the Raspberry Pi Model 4B (4GB RAM)

    But, as soon as I opened the box, my joy faded! :( With a quick visual control, I checked tha...