Updated Raspberry Pi 3 gets more speed, faster networking

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Raspberry Pi Foundation

Add to that support for Power over Ethernet with the addition of a HAT, and for connectivity alone this board is worth the upgrade.

Faster processor. The Model B+ utilizes the same processor as its predecessor, the ARM-based Broadcom Cortex-A53.

The new Raspberry Pi, which launches two years after the original Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, features the same quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 CPU as it's predecessor. Together these allow us to reach higher clock frequencies (or to run at lower voltages to reduce power consumption), and to more accurately monitor and control the temperature of the chip.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has arrived, bringing with it some welcome improvements, such as a faster processor and enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities. It is available immediately.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is manufactured exclusively in the United Kingdom under licence by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Now, the makers of Raspberry Pi have come up with an updated model addressing the limitations of the previous versions.

Improved Bluetooth. The Model B+ features the more up-to-date Bluetooth 4.2, compared to 4.0 on the Model B. Lab tests show nearly a 25 percent performance improvement for 2.4 GHz bandwidth over the Model B. Bluetooth has also been updated to version 4.2 in place of 4.0.

More news: Case Keenum reportedly plans to sign with Broncos
More news: Iran offers Pakistan, China participation in India's strategic Chabahar port project
More news: Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

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. We're still looking at support for one HDMI connection, four USB 2.0 ports, as well as display and camera ports.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading said: "When we launched the Raspberry Pi 3 two years ago, we expected to see an increase in its use as an embedded product, especially in IoT related projects".

So, overall, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is quite similar to its former models and enthusiasts can buy it at the same price of $35 from here.

Although Raspberry Pi Foundation is selling a new device, the company will continue to offer earlier models.

MORE: Raspberry Pi Killer?

Recommended News

  • Jonathan Stewart Expected to Sign with Giants After Panthers Release

    Jonathan Stewart Expected to Sign with Giants After Panthers Release

    Stewart joins a backfield that includes 2017 fourth round pick Wayne Gallman and 2016 fifth round pick Paul Perkins . Stewart , who turns 31 later this month, visited the Seattle Seahawks last Thursday and the Detroit Lions on Monday.
    Trump Sacks Secretary Of State, Tillerson, After Nigeria Visit

    Trump Sacks Secretary Of State, Tillerson, After Nigeria Visit

    Haspel has served in a number of undercover overseas posts, including as chief of the CIA's station in London and its base in NY . If confirmed , Haspel would face immediate tests on policy, said three current intelligence officials.
    Google to ban all cryptocurrency and ICO ads

    Google to ban all cryptocurrency and ICO ads

    Spencer said in his blog post that the crackdown is part of Google's efforts to protect consumers from "online scams ". Removed 48 million ads trying to get us to install software we don't want.
  • NOAA explains why geomagnetic storm won't hit Earth on March 18

    NOAA explains why geomagnetic storm won't hit Earth on March 18

    A geomagnetic solar storm is expected to hit Earth in the next couple of days, allowing the auroras to be seen from Australia. One storm occurred in 1859, while the latter occurred in 1989, which resulted in a nine-hour blackout in Canada.
    With Nitish's support, BJP hopes to snatch this Assembly seat

    With Nitish's support, BJP hopes to snatch this Assembly seat

    Bihar , where votes are being counted for one Lok Sabha constituency and two Lok Sabha seats, seems headed for a status quo. Latest update: The race is tight in Araria , with RJD in the lead with 59,259 votes and BJP trailing with 57,850 votes.
    UP bypoll counting: BJP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

    UP bypoll counting: BJP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

    On the other hand, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav had said it (polling day) was a day to "change and re-write history". However, as of now, only the initial rounds of counting has been completed, and these are heavily influenced by postal votes.
  • Browns Look to Sign Nate Solder

    Browns Look to Sign Nate Solder

    Mark Daniels, of the Providence Journal , cautioned not to rule out a return to Foxborough for the free agent. He will too be a hot commodity and teams like the Texans will be clamoring among others for his services.
    Is Buffy The Vampire Slayer about to be our next reboot?

    Is Buffy The Vampire Slayer about to be our next reboot?

    When the show ended in 2003, Buffy and her college-aged friends had destroyed their hometown, Sunnydale, and the Hellmouth. Buffy The Vampire Slayer is available on DVD in its entirety. "And until Joss decides it's time, it won't happen".
    20 opposition parties attend Sonia Gandhi dinner

    20 opposition parties attend Sonia Gandhi dinner

    Mr Kumar added that Congress president Rahul Gandhi went overseas because he could not face defeat in the elections. Asking all parties to let the house function, Mr Kumar said the government wants to have "meaningful discussions".
  • Nishikawa guides McKeever to record-setting gold

    Nishikawa guides McKeever to record-setting gold

    He competed in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010 - where he won a gold medal in the standing slalom - and Sochi 2014. Ukrainian Paralympic athletes have won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
    Barbershops a prime location for blood pressure interventions among black men

    Barbershops a prime location for blood pressure interventions among black men

    Victor now aims to do a study of 3,000 men in many cities around the country that will include a look at that. The men in the study-who were 35 to 79 years old-had systolic blood pressure measurements of 140 or more .
    IndiGo cancels 42 flights on Wednesday amid shortage of planes

    IndiGo cancels 42 flights on Wednesday amid shortage of planes

    Number of flights cancelled by the other carrier GoAir for Wednesday was not immediately available. Nearly one-third of A320 Neo aircraft flights remained grounded .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.