NVDigi for Raspberry Pi 5

52PiSKU: EP-0220
Sale price £28.90
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The 52Pi NVDigi is a versatile expansion board designed for the Raspberry Pi 5, combining Digi+ audio capabilities for high-quality S/PDIF audio output and an M.2 PCIe x1 slot to accommodate NVMe 2242/2230 SSDs.

Unlock the full potential of your Raspberry Pi 5 with the 52Pi NVdigi, combining high-quality audio output with the convenience of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD storage expansion. Transform your projects into versatile, multimedia-rich experiences with this innovative and feature-packed expansion board. The board offers both an optical output (TOSLink) and an electrical output featuring an RCA port. It also includes an IR receiver (pin 22, GPIO 25).

Some simple setup is required, using the existing HiFiBerry dtoverlay in Raspberry Pi OS. Please see the Wiki for assembly and setup instructions.

Raspberry Pi and NVMe drive not included

NVME Compatibility

Some customers have reported compatibility issues with certain brands/models of NVME drives with Raspberry Pi 5.

No 'official' compatibility list is maintained by 52Pi or Raspberry Pi (yet), so we suggest following the same compatibility list on the Pimoroni NVME Base page as a starting point until something official is shared.


  • High-Quality S/PDIF Output: The NVdigi provides a high-quality S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) output for the Raspberry Pi 5
  • Direct I2S Sound Port Connection: Utilises the I2S sound port, connecting directly to the CPU without the need for additional USB conversion, ensuring optimal audio signal integrity.
  • Sample Rates up to 192kHz/24bit: Supports high-resolution audio with sample rates up to 192kHz and 24-bit depth, delivering an immersive and detailed audio experience
  • Optical (TOSLink) and Electrical (RCA) Outputs: Offers versatile connectivity options with both an optical output (TOSLink) and an electrical output featuring an RCA port.
  • Expandable Storage: Features an M.2 PCIe x1 slot that supports NVMe 2242/2230 SSDs, enabling you to significantly enhance your Raspberry Pi 5's storage capacity and speed.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: Leveraging NVMe technology, the board facilitates high-speed data transfer, making it suitable for various applications such as media storage and data-intensive projects.
  • IR receiver: Infrared receiver on GPIO 25
  • Raspberry Pi 5 Compatibility: Specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with the Raspberry Pi 5
  • Versatility in Applications:
    • Audio Enthusiasts: Ideal for audio enthusiasts looking to achieve premium S/PDIF audio output without compromising on quality.
    • Storage Expansion: Suited for users seeking expanded storage options for their Raspberry Pi 5 projects, facilitating the use of NVMe SSDs for faster data access.
  • User-Friendly Design:
    • Easy Installation:The NVdigi offers a user-friendly design for straightforward installation on the Raspberry Pi 5
    • Compact Form Factor: Designed with a compact form factor, ensuring the board integrates seamlessly into your Raspberry Pi 5 setup


Package Contents

  • 1 x 52Pi NVDigi board
  • 1 x PC104 pin header
  • 1 x PCIe FFC cable (40mm length)
  • 4 x M2.5 x 15mm Copper pillar
  • 8 x M2.5 x 4mm Flat head screw
  • 1 x M2.5 Screwdriver

Raspberry Pi and NVMe drive not included

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