Now have officially in stores a new version of the popular Raspberry development board that is nothing more than an evolution of the Raspberry Pi 3B model. The improvements of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ are basically at the level of connectivity as it now includes a Wi-Fi aC module, Bluetooth 4.2 and Gigabit Ethernet. We also found a new Broadcom processor, although it is only a new revision of the previous one that improves its maximum speed from 1.2Ghz to 1.4Ghz. As a curiosity the WiFi / BT Chip is encapsulated in metal with the brand logo, this is not merely aesthetic but a requirement to get the FCC certification.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ includes the Broadcom BCM2837B0 SoC with 4 ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a VideoCore IV GPU. On the board we also find 1 GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, WiFI aC, Bluetooth 4.2 (CYW43455 Cypress chip), 40-pin GPIO port, two USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet with PoE and PXE support, AV jack and micro USB for powering it.
This new model also includes improvements in thermal control, now the system operates at 1.4 GHz up to 70ºC and then down to 1.2 GHz, in the rear we can mount a fan that is powered by means of some pins for this purpose. A plaque destined to developers that has an impressive community and a series of limitations compared with any Android TV-Box.
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ you can found on the store Raspberry, Amazon.com and Newegg.com for a price of $35