Those passionate about making independent projects or even commercial Internet of Things will be glad to hear that a new model of the Raspberry Pi development board has been released. It bears the name Raspberry Pi 3 Model B + and is incremental upgrade over Pi 3 B launched last year. Although it is slightly stronger, the most important add-ons have been brought to the connectivity chapter, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas upgraded.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B + looks almost identical to its predecessor on the outside. Thus, the company can provide compatibility between the new device and the old one when it comes to accessories like carcases where they can be inserted. For this reason, with connectivity, we still have a 40-pin GPIO port, a HDMI, four USB 2.0 ports, an audio jack, a micro USB port, and a microSD port
However, the hardware configuration on the motherboard has been updated almost completely. We are dealing with a Broadcom BCM2837B0 processor on ARM architecture, with a single Cortex A53 core at 1.4 GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory and new Bluetooth and Wi-Fi antennas. The Wi-Fi antenna benefits from 802.11ac compatibility and is also capable of connecting to 5GHz networks. Instead, the Bluetooth module was brought to version 4.2 with Low Energy
Of course, the basic price of a Raspberry Pi has never changed, so the new Pi 3 Model B + is available on the official website at US $ 35