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The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ microcomputer promises more speed

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ microcomputer promises more speed

The launch, which has been timed to coincide with Pi Day, comes two years after the organization introduced its previous top-of-the-line Raspberry Pi 3 model and one year after the entry-level Raspberry Pi Zero W.

Building upon the phenomenal success of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which will remain in production, the new board is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 range and targets a very wide range of users including students and enthusiasts, as well as experienced engineers and professionals who are developing innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The new board has a slightly faster 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Bluetooth 4.2 (an upgrade from 4.1), and dual-band Wi-Fi.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ continues where its predecessor left off insofar as it sports a 64-bit processor and wireless connectivity. It also sells smaller, less powerful products like the Raspberry Pi 1B+ ($25) and 2B ($35), plus the entry-level Raspberry Pi 1A+ ($20) and various Compute Module models.

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The beefier processor benefits from power-related optimizations and a new heat spreader, which allowed for the higher clock speed to be reached. Since then we've had many challengers to the Raspberry Pi, and it's fair to say on performance the Pi is falling behind.

The combined USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller offering of old has been replaced with a LAN7515 chip that caters for Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0, and the new board has support for power-over-Ethernet via a four-pin header (with the addition of an upcoming PoE HAT).

Many of these projects involve setting a Pi up as part of a smart home, where the faster wireless connectivity of the 3 B+ should be a massive help. The operating system and storage needs are taken care of by a microSD card pushed into the integrated slot. However, as a result of the board's improved power integrity and thermal design, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ now runs at 1.4GHz, compared to 1.2GHz previously. The video below has more on the release.


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