New more powerful Raspberry Pi 3B+ launched

New more powerful Raspberry Pi 3B+ launched

The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched a new more powerful Raspberry Pi. The new Pi 3B+ is an evolution of the Raspberry Pi that has a more powerful processor, dual band wifi and Bluetooth, faster Ethernet, power over Ethernet support and improved thermal management. The new Pi costs the same price £29.19, and it will be be great for Windows 10 IoT projects.

Last year I built a heating control system using Windows 10 running on a Raspberry Pi and the performance boost will be a welcome improvement.

Here are the specs of the new board:

  • A 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
  • Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0)
  • Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)
  • Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting
  • Improved thermal management

More details on the Raspberry Pi blog.

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