The Raspberry Pi Basis has introduced a brand new model of its modular compute platform: the Raspberry Pi three Mannequin B+.

The B+ has the identical kind issue and dimensions because the Pi 2 B and Pi three B, making it a drop-in substitute however with a greater processor and connectivity. In comparison with the Pi three B, the B+ provides many a whole bunch of MHz—it runs its quad core 64-bit Cortex-A53 processor at 1.4GHz, up from 1.2GHz—together with twin band 2.four/5GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth four.2, up from 2.4GHz and Bluetooth four.1.

Different connections are unchanged, with Ethernet, 4 USB 2 ports, a 40-pin GPIO connector, an HDMI video output, digicam and touchscreen ports, stereo/composite video, and a microSD slot for its software program and working system. It makes use of the identical 5V/2.5A energy as earlier than and also will assist power-over-Ethernet with an adjunct (coming quickly) bought individually.

The quicker processor and higher networking do not change the value: it is nonetheless a $35 piece of .

Already standard among the many maker crowd, the brand new Pi model ought to be simpler to combine into merchandise, because it ships with modular compliance certification for the brand new dual-band Wi-Fi. This certification ought to scale back the testing time and expense for any merchandise constructed across the mannequin B+, as they need to now not have to get hold of a full Wi-Fi certification. With this certification and 5GHz Wi-Fi, we should always anticipate to see 5GHz turning into extra frequent in Web-of-Issues gadgets, and for many people, 2.4GHz networks will more and more grow to be legacy relics.

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