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Advanced GPIO for the Raspberry Pi. Extends RPi.GPIO with PWM, GPIO interrups, TCP socket interrupts, command line tools and more

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RPIO is an advanced GPIO module for the Raspberry Pi.

  • PWM via DMA (up to 1µs resolution)

  • GPIO input and output (drop-in replacement for RPi.GPIO)

  • GPIO interrupts (callbacks when events occur on input gpios)

  • TCP socket interrupts (callbacks when tcp socket clients send data)

  • Command-line tools rpio and rpio-curses

  • Well documented, fast source code with minimal CPU usage

  • Open source (LGPLv3+)

Visit for the documentation.


The easiest way to install/update RPIO on a Raspberry Pi is with either easy_install or pip:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
$ sudo easy_install -U RPIO

After the installation you can use import RPIO as well as the command-line tools rpio and rpio-curses.

Debian packages are available at


You can find lots of examples inside the documentation, as well as in the /examples/ source directory.


Please send feedback and ideas to, and open an issue at Github if you’ve encountered a bug.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details at <>


Please refer to the ‘Changes’ section in the documentation.

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