RPi Documentation

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Hardware & Peripherals:

Hardware and Hardware History.

Low-level Peripherals and Expansion Boards.

Screens, Cases and Other Peripherals.

Software & OS Distributions:

Software and Distributions


Documentation Page

The Undocumented Pi

Note: All datasheets, documents and Trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

Published Datasheets

User Guides

Raspberry Pi Users Guide eBook now available at Amazon

Raspberry Pi Model A/Model B Layout Diagram

Hardware / Software Datasheets

Raspberry Pi Processor Broadcom System-On-Chip:

BCM2835 ARM Peripherals - (BCM2835 datasheet errata)

GPIO Datasheet Addendum - GPIO Pads Control

ARM 11 CPU Core:


Model B LAN Chip:

(LAN9512) Data Brief | (LAN9512) Datasheet

Model B+ USB 2.0 Hub and 10/100 Ethernet Controller :

(LAN9514) Data Brief | (LAN9514) Datasheet

Mechanical Data

Production Boards (2012 Q1):

none available yet

Beta Boards:

Gert's Beta Boards Mechanical Data


Production Boards

Rev 2.1 (2013 Q4):

Revised port numbering.

Raspberry Pi Rev 2.1 Electrical Schematics

Rev 2.0 (2012 Q3):

PCB includes mounting holes, and additional P5 GPIO Header (256Mb RAM briefly - 512Mb typical)

Raspberry Pi Rev 2.0 Electrical Schematics

Rev 1.0 (2012 Q1):

Does not include mounting holes or P5 header (256Mb RAM Only).

Raspberry Pi Rev 1.0 Electrical Schematics

Beta Boards:

Beta Board PCB Layers Screenshot

Beta Board PCB Layers Screenshot, labelled version

Additional Published Information

Gert Board:


Gertboard Users Manual (pdf)

Gertboard Assembly Manual (pdf)

Power Supply Details:

Detailed explanation of the Beta board power supply

Preliminary power supply schematic, Beta board

Documentation Projects

Low Level Documentation

This section lists community produced documentation of low level aspects of the Raspberry Pi that are not documented elsewhere.

Frambozenier.org Datasheets:

Frambozenier.org Documentation Project Datasheets - Selection of detailed datasheets on the Raspberry Pi (developed on the wiki, reviewed then published).