The Raspberry Pi Foundation official manufacturers and designers of the awesome range of Raspberry Pi mini PC systems have today announced the launch of a new computer in the form of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+. Created to extend the Raspberry Pi 3 range into the A+ board format andwill remain in production until at least January 2023.
The new Pi 3 A+ has all the processing and wireless power of the 3 B+ on a board that’s two-thirds the size, the same size as a Raspberry Pi HAT. Equipped with the same quad-core 1.4GHz BCM2837 system-on-chip is at the heart of the 3 A+, along with 512MB RAM, and the same dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2.
Just like the 3 B+, the 3 A+ has a full-sized HDMI port for connecting to your monitor or TV, 3.5mm stereo audio out, and one full-sized USB A port. The smaller size and powerful performance of the new 3 A+ make it the perfect machine for compact media centre or games emulator projects.
The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is equipped with a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE in the same mechanical format as the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ and is now available to purchase priced at $25. “Like its big brother, the entire board is certified as a radio module under FCC rules, which in turn will significantly reduce the cost of conformance testing Raspberry Pi–based products.”
Specifications of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ mini PC include :
– Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz
– 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
– 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE
– Extended 40-pin GPIO header
– Full-size HDMI
– Single USB 2.0 ports
– CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi Camera Module
– DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi Touch Display
– 4-pole stereo output and composite video port
– Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
– 5V/2.5A DC power input
For more information and to purchase one of the very first Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ mini PCs off the production line jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website and online store by following the link below.