ARM@Raspberry Pi Getting Started

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ setup , board tour, HDMI connection, SSH and tightvnc demo

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This is one of my favorite evaluation platform because it can be used as a mini-computer and sufficient to test many advance embedded features.

Model : Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

  • CPU:  Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 , 64-bit SoC @1.4 Ghz
  • WiFi: 2.4GHz and 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • Ethernet : Fast , PoE
  • USB: 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Video & Audio : 1 HDMI port, MIPI DSI display , MIPI CSI camera port, 4 pole stereo output and composite video port
  • SD card : Micro SD
  • Power :
    • 5V-2.5A DC via micro USB connector
    • 5V DC via GPIO connector
    • PoE requires separate PoE HAT

Quick Board Tour


  • Camera, HDMI, mirco-usb , Display 


  •  3.5mm Audio/Video Jack 


  •  Ethernet , USB (4-ports)


  • SD card


  • Look from other side


Where can I find Raspbian image ?

  • Download Raspbian image from this link .

How to program the image to SD card ?

  • Format microSD card with SD card formatter from this 
  • Use etcher utility  to program the image in microSD

How to test whether SD card boots or not ? 

  • Connect HDMI cable with TV which supports  HDMI port.
  • Connect one external 5V 2.5A DC Power supply through micro-usb port


How to use Raspberry Pi with PC/laptop ?

  • Insert SD card in PC. You should be able to see boot folder in the microSD drive. If that is in drive K, do following
  • C:> echo >K:\ssh
  • This should create a file ssh in microsd boot folder and required to enable SSH first time .
  • Enable sharing in your WiFi properties . I am assuming that it is connected with WiFi router


  • Let settings be at default


  • Make sure LAN has static IP address as follows



  •  If the icon is not blue , It is not active as shown above. In that case disable sharing ,  click OK


  •  Wait for around 1 min , enable the sharing and click OK. It should be active in few seconds as shown below


  •   Ping

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
  • If ping works, open putty and start SSH as shown below


  • I selected NO in the warning message below


  •   You will get login prompt. Default username is pi and password is raspberry


How to access Raspberry Pi using VNC  ?

  • Install tightvncserver in Raspberry Pi using  SSH terminal
  • sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
  • Install tightvnc viewer in Desktop from this link.
  • Start vncserver in Raspberry Pi terminal


  • Start tightvnc viewer in PC and put


  •  Authenticate with password


  •  You should be able to see the Raspberry Pi screen on your PC


Reference :

Raspberry Pi Documentation

Reduced Schematic

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