New product from Pimoroni for the Raspberry Pi – the Speaker pHAT

Pimoroni have just announced, via their Bilge Tank videocast, the launch of the Speaker pHAT board. The Zero-form-factor board comes as a kit that requires soldering and has the following features:

  • I2S audio DAC with 3W mono amplifier (MAX98357A)
  • Default output of 0.45W/26.5dB
  • 8Ω 2W Mylar speaker
  • Routed holes to channel sound
  • 10 bright white LEDs
  • SN3218 LED driver chip
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero

That means that you can just plug this in and play audio, albeit mono, very simply. While it’s not good enough for a full hi-fi system such as the IQaudIO boards or JustBoom selection, it is very useful for if you want a bit of sound on your project. The board sells for £12 and is available from the Pimoroni website.

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