The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a new Raspberry pi board, that is Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has same dimensions as Raspberry Pi 2 B and Raspberry Pi 3 B. While comparing Pi 3 B+ with Pi 3 B the changes are improving the processor, Wifi, Bluetooth, Power over Ethernet and more.
The new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ comes with quad core 64 bit Cortex A53 processor at 1.4GHz, increased from 1.2GHz along with dual band 2.4/5GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. In previous version it is only 2.4GHz band. Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting and good thermal management.
The Ethernet port has been upgraded from 100Mb/s to what is technically gigabit , it syncs at gigabit speeds, but the actual Ethernet controller is only USB 2, so transfer rates are limited to about 300Mb/s.Other connections are unchanged, a 40-pin GPIO connector, four USB 2 ports, an HDMI video output, camera and touchscreen ports, stereo/composite video, and a microSD card slot for its software and operating system. It uses the same 5V/2.5A power as before and will also support power-over-Ethernet with an accessory sold separately.
Already popular among the maker crowd, the new Pi version should be easier to integrate into products, as it ships with modular compliance certification for the new dual-band Wi-Fi. The cert should reduce the testing time and expense for any other products built around the model B+, as they need not to obtain a full Wi-Fi certification. With this certification and 5GHz Wi-Fi, can be enabled if required, we should expect to see 5GHz becoming more common in Internet-of-Things devices, and for many of us, 2.4GHz networks will increasingly become legacy relics.
The improved power configuration of the BCM2837B0 package, and the improved regulation of new MaxLinear MxL7704 power management IC, have allowed to tune clocking and voltage rules for both better performance and longer-duration sustained performance.
Hardware Improvements In Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
The price of Raspberry pi 3 b+ is $35 and available for sale now.
For more information you can find it here at Raspberry Pi Foundation