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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched to celebrate Pi Day

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is supported, with an add-on planned that will allow the 5V needed to power the Pi to be slurped from the PoE supply.

This model comes with slightly faster 1.4 GHz quad-core processor in comparison to the 1.2GHz processor of its predecessor. It is not gigabit, but it should peak at 37.5MB/s so is more than enough to handle any 1080P file, and quite possibly the CPU should handle 4K media playback. Most notably, the processor is an updated 64-bit Broadcom Cortex-A53 chip running at 1.4GHz.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has added a new device to its growing suite of microcomputers today with the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It is available immediately.

That said, the foundation says the Pi 3 Model B+ can sustain high performance for much longer periods than its predecessors.

The foundation confirmed that the dual-band wireless LAN has FCC certification which will make it easier and cheaper to commercially launch products based on this model. The revised processor carries model number BCM2837B0 and has a metallic heat spreader to improve thermal performance.

Moreover, the wired internet has been revamped, thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 bridge which speeds up the maximum throughput by three times. The chip runs at 1.4GHz, which throttles down to 1.2GHz only once temperatures exceed 70 degrees Celsius.

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Improved Wi-Fi. The Model B+ now features dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) 802.11ac wireless LAN, compared to single-band (2.4 GHz) 802.11b/g/n on the previous model.

Around 19 million Raspberry Pi units have been sold over the past six years, with the Raspberry Pi 3 accounting for around half of those.

PXE boot support. The Model B+ is the first Raspberry Pi to support PXE Ethernet boot, meaning that it can find a boot image over a connected network instead of from local storage.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.

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