The official Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced a new addition to the ever-growing range of Raspberry Pi mini PC systems with the launch of the new more powerful Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ equipped with dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support via a separate PoE HAT.
Specifications for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ include a Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz processor supported by 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM, together with Extended 40-pin GPIO header and powerful dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE support.
Other features include improved thermal management and PXE network and USB mass-storage booting together with a 200MHz increase in peak CPU clock frequency, as well as roughly three times the wired and wireless network throughput when compared to the previous Raspberry Pi 3 mini PC. Check out the videos below to learn more about the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ mini PC which is now available to purchase directly from Raspberry Pi resellers worldwide.
“Dual-band wireless LAN and Bluetooth are provided by the Cypress CYW43455 “combo” chip, connected to a Proant PCB antenna similar to the one used on Raspberry Pi Zero W. Compared to its predecessor, Raspberry Pi 3B+ delivers somewhat better performance in the 2.4GHz band, and far better performance in the 5GHz band, as demonstrated by these iperf results from LibreELEC developer Milhouse.”
For more information and full specifications jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website via the link below.