Technical Specification

Full technical specification of the pi-top [4] and foundation kit

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pi-top [4] Computing Power

Item

Specification

Single Board Computer

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

CPU

Quad Core 64 bit SOC @ 1.5 GHz

Memory

4 GB LPDDR4

Storage

16 GB micro-SD Card

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet: Up to 1 Gbps

Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz +  5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac

Bluetooth: Low Energy v5.0

Multimedia

H.265 (4Kp60 decode);

H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode);

OpenGL ES, 3.0 graphics

pi-top [4] Cooling

Item

Specification

Heat Sink

Aluminium finned heat sink for Raspberry Pi SoC

Fan

Integrated 0.9 Watt centrifugal cooling fan (30 x 30 x 7 mm)
Air flow rate: 1.5 CFM
Static pressure: 92 Pa
Raspberry Pi CPU temperature at 100% 4-core CPU load:

Inside pi-top [4]: 64 °C Standalone RPi: 85 °C with thermal throttling of CPU due to max temperature of Pi being 85 °C

pi-top [4] Battery and Power

Item

Specification

Charge Time

1 hour 15 minutes from 0% to 100%

Discharge Time

5 hours as standalone pi-top [4]

2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached

Battery Type

Built-in 19.24 Watt-hour (7.4 V, 2600 mAh) Lithium Polymer Battery

Voltage

Min = 6 V, Nominal = 7.4 V, Max = 8.4 V

Power Supply

36 Watt, 12 V @ 3 A

pi-top [4] connectors

Label

Item

Specification

2

USB C power Jack

USB Type C Power Jack. 12V @ 3A or 15V @ 3A

3

pi-top Display Port

Proprietary Port. Supplies HDMI and 5V for pi-top[4] screen

4

Micro HDMI Port

Micro HDMI Port

5

3.5mm Audio Jack

aka Headphone Jack

Stereo audio and analogue video out. Same 4-pole TRRS pinout as Raspberry Pi 4.

6

USB

2 x USB 3.0

8

1 x USB 2.0

7

CSI ribbon slot

Slot for CSI ribbon to be fed through

9

Ethernet

1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Socket

10

40 pin GPIOs

40-pin female socket.

Synonymous with the Raspberry Pi GPIO Ports
(28 programmable General Purpose Input/Output)

14 + 16

Air Channel

Air Channel to supply cooling fan

18

Micro SD Card Slot

Externally-accessible micro SD card slot for RasPi.

20

pi-top Maker Architecture Connector

Single Connector carrying Raspberry Pi GPIOs, USB 2.0, Power and DSI for interfacing to all peripherals and the pi-top Maker Architecture.

Includes pi-top [4] back power capability

21

Pogo Interface

8 pins with 5 V, UART, and I2C. Can also identify the plate connected.

pi-top [4] Speaker

Label

Item

Specification

15

Internal Speaker

1 W Nominal (2 W max), mono speaker

pi-top [4] Physical Specification

Item

Specification

Dimensions

131.9 x 99.4 x 34 mm

Weight

0.51 kg

pi-top [4] User Interface

Label

Item

Specification

12

Programmable Buttons

4 x Buttons, also available on system standby

11

Mini Display

OLED Monochrome Screen, 128x64 pixels. Available on system standby

1

Power Switch

Momentary Toggle switch. Used to power on/off and restart device

17

Status LEDs

Raspberry Pi Power LED (Red) + SD Card Activity (Green)

13

Docking Clasp

Releases the pi-top [4] from docks and plates

19

Underside Label

Product Serial Number. Information for support.

pi-top LCD screen


Item

Specification

Unit

Size

11.6” diagonal

Inches

Resolution

1920 (H) × 1080 (V)

Pixels

Interface

30 Pin eDP

-

Type

IPS

-

Colour

16.7M, 24-bit

-

Viewing Angle

≥80° all directions

Degrees

FOUNDATIONPLATE

Foundation kit

Label

Item

Specification

 

Foundation Plate 

Dimensions:  134.6 x 102.2 x 11.5 mm

1

Modular connector: Single 100p Connector carrying Raspberry Pi GPIOs, USB 2.0, Power, Display Serial Interface (DSI) and Camera Serial Interface (CSI) for interfacing to pi-top [4]

2

Sensor ports:

8x Digital (inc. 1x PWM, 1x UART)

4x Analogue

4x I2C

 

Sensors and components

1 x Buzzer 

6 x LEDs  

2 x Rotary Angle Sensors/Potentiometers

1 x Ultrasonic Sensor 

1 x Loudness sensor 

2 x Buttons 

1 x Light Sensor 

3 x Male to Male extension GPIOs

8 x Lego Connector Bracket 

4 x Cables