A brand new model of the Raspberry Pi 3 has been unleashed, with a quicker processor and notable enhancements on the connectivity entrance.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is on sale now, and maintains the identical value level at $35 (round £25, AU$45). It’s powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor which runs at 1.4GHz (in comparison with 1.2GHz for the Raspberry Pi 3’s CPU).
The beefier processor advantages from power-related optimizations and a new warmth spreader, which allowed for the upper clock pace to be reached.
The different predominant boons come on the networking entrance, with a Cypress CYW43455 chip offering dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (whereas solely 802.11n was supported within the unique Pi 3) and Bluetooth four.2 (a step up from the earlier Bluetooth four.1).
Couple that chip with an improved antenna, and the Pi Foundation claims the B+ delivers considerably higher efficiency when it comes to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, however “far better performance” after we’re speaking about 5GHz.
The new board additionally has Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.zero for quicker wired networking speeds. The Foundation claims the Model B+ is succesful of “roughly three times the wired and wireless network throughput” of its predecessor.
Finally, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ now helps Power over Ethernet (PoE), with a PoE HAT succesful of offering the required 5V of energy set to reach within the close to future.
It’s a tidy improve for the compact pc board, and one that may likely tempt Pi fanatics and tinkerers in every single place to succeed in for his or her wallets.
If you’re quick on concepts when it comes to what the Raspberry Pi is succesful of, then look no additional than our intensive characteristic on various Pi projects. Furthermore, we just lately reported on a new DIY kit from Bang & Olufsen, which helps you to make your individual good audio system with a Raspberry Pi.