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hardware attached on top (board) (HAT)

The term Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) is used in computer hardware and states that a piece of hardware can be attached to another board.

Hardware Attached on Top (HAT) is a circuit board with a size of 65 mm x 56 mm, which has mounting holes at the rounded corners. The mounting holes on the HAT board match those on a B+ board.

In the case of the Raspberry PI, the HAT board can be automatically configured by the autoconfiguration. The autoconfiguration is done via 2 dedicated pins. The EEPROM contains the board's manufacturer information, the GPIO setup and a so-called "device tree" fragment - basically a description of the connected hardware that allows Linux to automatically load the required drivers.

Englisch: hardware attached on top (board) - HAT
Updated at: 07.12.2021
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