Evaluation Type: Development Boards & Tools
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Raspberry Pi 2
What were the biggest problems encountered?: License installation and boot issues
NOTE: This roadtest is under progress, due to some error with edit/publish review, couldn't publish complete review, sorry for the inconvenience caused, I consider to publish complete report soon.
I would like to thank Element14, Mathworks and the Pi producer for shortlisting me to write a review.
Which components are shipped with the packet?
I received packet as it is shipped by Element14 using UPS within a week.
The packet contains Matlab Simulink student suite with license valid for an year. This suite includes the following tool boxes.
Control System Toolbox
Data Acquisition Toolbox
DSP System Toolbox
Image Processing Toolbox
Instrument Control Toolbox
Signal Processing Toolbox
Simulink Control Design
Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
Symbolic Math Toolbox
To activate the license, need to login with already existing account or a new signup required. (While Installation, License should be set up properly).
List of Hardware components with the shipping:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
16GB microSD card with NOOBS
adapter for microSD card
Raspberry Pi Case
A Universal Power supply 2.5Amp,5.1V with different adopters
Micro USB cable
Raspberry Pi 3 specifications:
SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
CPU: 4× ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 (900 MHz)
Networking: 10/100 Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy
GPIO: 40-pin header, populated
Ports: HDMI, 3.5mm analogue audio-video jack, 4× USB 2.0, Ethernet, Camera Serial Interface (CSI), Display Serial Interface (DSI)
components and their placement in the pcb:
Raspberry Pi 3 model B GPIO:
Comparing different versions of raspberry Pi:
To boot the device need an additional hardware like display, usb mouse and keyboard, a HDMI cable, maybe a heat sink however these are not supplied with the kit.
Provided uSD card is installed with NOOBS, the Pi 3 fits properly and rest into the case, connected Display, mouse and keyboard as shown below.
After clicking close button and waiting for several hours also the Image doesn't boot, that pisses anyone off for a while.
A long pause for unnecessary error.
To connect Raspberry Pi from putty or Linux Terminal:
How to debug Raspberry Pi:
Serial port settings
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