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ATOMIC Pi – A high power alternative to RPi

Atomic Pi is another alternative of Raspberry pi.  It is an affordable Raspberry Pi alternative equipped with an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. The developer board has numerous expansion connectors, ports and sensors too. The Atomic Pi costs just US$35.

The best part of Atomic pi is an Intel processor, unlike many ARM-powered Raspberry Pi alternatives. The Atomic Pi also has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM on board along with 16 GB of eMMC flash storage, which can be expanded with up to 256 GB microSD cards. Moreover, there are USB 3.0 and 2.0 Type-A ports for connecting additional mass storage or peripherals. The developer board has an HDMI output that also supports audio out and a Qualcomm CSR8510 chipset that supplies the Atomic Pi with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There is also a MediaTek RT5572 that supports up to IEEE 802.11 n Wi-Fi and can connect to 2.4 or 5 GHz networks. There is a Realtek RTL8111G-CG chip too for Gigabit Ethernet should you need a wired connection.

atomic pi board

About Atomic Pi


  • Genuine Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad core with 2M Cache. Runs up to 1.92GHz with a 480MHz GPU.  Eats RPi for dessert.  Beats some desktops.
  • Loaded with memory: 2GB DDR3L-1600, 16GB eMMC, slot for SD expansion (up to 256Gb)
  • Full HDMI port with Intel HD Graphics & audio out
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
  • Fast dual band WiFI b/g/n 2.4 & 5GHz WiFi RT5572 IPX connectors on board
  • Bluetooth 4.0 CR8510
  • Gigabit hardwired RJ45 Ethernet RTL8111G
  • 9-axis inertial navigation sensor with compass BNO055
  • TTL serial debug and expansion serial ports up to 3.6Mbps
  • Real time clock & battery
  • JST style connectors and a 26-pin header for power & GPIO.
  • Runs on 5V. Typically 4-15 watts.
  • Legitimate licensed BIOS boots from SD, USB, or Ethernet. Linux comes preloaded… Yes, it’ll run Win10 64 bit.
  • Optional breakout shield with screw terminals for easy wiring
  • Well documented, find specs & files here.

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Harshvardhan Mishra

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