Talk:Raspberry Pi

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REQ: punc fix, cap fix[edit]

Could an established editor please fix the punctuation and capitalization errors (especially in the introductory section)?

Citation overkill[edit]

I came to this article because I want to learn about RaspberryP Pi, but the article is difficult to read because of over-referencing. The opening line "Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools" does not need five references. This is out out of line with WP:LEAD and with WP:REFBLOAT. Not only is there severe reference overkill, but their use contradicts WP:NOTREPOSITORY and WP:NOTMANUAL. I suggest these guidelines be used to make this article more readable. There are 88 references which point into www.raspberrypi.org which goes against WP:USEPRIMARY. --Cornellier (talk) 17:18, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately this change remove a lot of content as well, leaving some sections somewhat garbled. 80.4.146.162 (talk) 13:17, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

For example ... ? --Cornellier (talk) 14:18, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
The one that made me look in the first place was "...main programming language, (via the ..." - The text "BBC BASIC" use to be after the comma there. "A lot" may have been an exageration; certainly some content was lost along with the citations. Unfortunately the wikipedia diff makes this quite hard to unpick. Elder pegasus (talk) 14:26, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixed, thanks for pointing that out. Definitely butterfingers on my part, hopefully no others, I'm usually pretty careful ... but mistakes happen --Cornellier (talk) 15:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Core chip : also from Samsung[edit]

Broadcom is not the only provider for the core chip. I read a Samsung K4P4G324EQ-RGC2 on my newly bought Pi B+. The B+ used as illustration seems also to be carrying a Samsung chip. The multifunction chip near USB ports is an SMSC LAN9514-JZX. Perhaps some "BOM guru" could enlighten us on hardware details as seen on the B+.

Core CPU chip is NOT memory or peripheral chips. • SbmeirowTalk • 00:51, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
You can't actually see the SoC since the RAM chip is stacked on top. 09:20, 23 August 2014 (UTC)


OP, what you call the "core" chip isn't the Broadcom chip! Its the Package on Package (PoP) DRAM chip that is stuck on top of the actual broadcom SoC, which is exclusively from broadcom! The Samsung chip is just RAM. Mahjongg (talk) 16:06, 23 August 2014 (UTC)