The Raspberry Pi Model B+ is the latest product in Pi family and has many improvements over the 2016 Pi 3 Model B. These improvements include increase the processing power and WiFi speed, and the addition of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV & a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, & playing games. It also plays high-definition video.

This is the third generation of the Raspberry Pi. It can provide the same features as the pervious Pi but now with a quite faster processor, double the RAM, a better connectivity with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and BCM43143 WiFi on board. In addition, the Pi 3 has an enhance power management with an upgrade switched power source up to 2.5 Amps in order to support more powerful external USB devices.

The advanced/exclusive features in Pi 3 Model B+are:
  • Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.2, Blue Low Energy (BLE)
  • Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 (maximum throughput 300 Mbps)
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support (requires separate PoE HAT)

The common features between Pi 2 and 3 are:
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 USB ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • Combined 3.5mm audio jack & composite video
  • Camera Interface (CSI)
  • Display interface (DSI)
  • Micro SD card slot (now push-pull rather than push-push)
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
Operating System:
  • Raspbian is the official supported operating system.
  • NOOBS is the easy installer for Raspbian and more.

Raspberry Pi Documentation

Product Code: Model B+
Availability: 176

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