Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has a faster 64-bit 1.4GHz quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, faster dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, and significantly faster 300Mbit/s ethernet. The Pi 3 B+ is to provide with the same Pi as before, but now with Gigabit and PoE capable Ethernet, as well as better overheating protection for the 64-bit processor.
The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has four built-in USB ports that provide enough connectivity for a mouse, keyboard or anything else that you feel the RPi needs. But if you want to add even more, you can still use a USB hub. Keep in mind, it is recommended that you use a powered hub so as not to overtax the onboard voltage regulator. Powering the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is easy: just plug any 5V/2.5A USB power supply into the microUSB port. There’s no power button, so the RPi will begin to boot as soon as power is applied. To turn it off, simply shut down the Pi 3 B+, then remove power. The four built-in USB ports can even output up to 1.2A, enabling you to connect more power-hungry USB devices.
On top of all that, the low-level peripherals on the RPi make it great for hardware hacking. The 0.1″ spaced 40-pin GPIO header on the RPi gives you access to 27 GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI, as well as 3.3 and 5V sources. Each pin on the GPIO header is identical to its predecessor, the Model 3. The GPIO header remains the same, with 40 pins, as on the previous three models of Pi. However, it should be noted that the new PoE header pins may contact components on the underside of some HATs, like Rainbow HAT. If you are planning to run a NOOBS card with the RPi3 B+ make sure that it is up to date with the latest version.
The Pi 3 B+ has significantly faster wired networking and you should see speeds that are 3-5x faster than on previous models of the Pi, at least 300Mbit/s. Improved thermals on the Pi 3 B+ means that the CPU on the BCM2837 SoC can now run at 1.4GHz, a 17% increase on the previous Pi 3 model (which ran at 1.2GHz). Video performance on Pi 3 B+ is similar to the previous generation Pi 3, the VideoCore being clocked at 400MHz for video processing and the 3D graphics processor running at 300MHz. Bluetooth allows you to use a wireless keyboard/trackpad without extra dongles, keeping things nice and tidy.
A significant change on the Pi 3 B+ compared to the Pi 3 is the inclusion of a new faster, dual-band wireless chip (CYW43455) with 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2. The dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN enables faster networking with less interference (although the higher bandwidth has less range), and the new PCB antenna technology should allow better reception.
Fetaures of Raspberry pi 3 B+
- Faster 64-bit 1.4GHz quad core processor
- Faster 300Mbit/s ethernet
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Extended 40-pin GPIO Header
- Dual-band wireless chip (CYW43455) with 802.11 b/g/n/ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
- The dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN enables faster networking with less interference
- Video/Audio Out via 4-pole 3.5mm connector, HDMI, CSI camera, or Raw LCD (DSI)
- Storage: microSD
- Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 (maximum throughput 300Mbps)
- Low-Level Peripherals:
- 27x GPIO
- I2C bus
- SPI bus with two chip selects
- Supports Raspbian, Windows 10 IoT Core, OpenELEC, OSMC, Pidora, Arch Linux, RISC OS and More!
Specifications of Raspberry pi 3 B+
- Proccesor : Broadcom BCM2837B0 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor SoC running @ 1.4GHz
- Memory : 1GB RAM LPDDR2 SDRAM
- Connectivity :
- 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
- Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 (Maximum throughput 300 Mbps)
- 4x USB2.0 Ports with up to 1.2A output
- Video and sound:
- 1 x full size HDMI
- MPI DSI display port
- MPI CSI camera port
- 4 port stereo output and composite video port
- Input power :
- 5V/2.5 ADC via micro USB connector
- 5V DC via GPIO header
- Power over ethernet(POE) enabled
- Operating temperature : 0 – 50C
- 1 x Raspberry pi 3 B+
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