As the latest Pi to be released, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ contains a wide range of improvements and features that will benefit the designers, developers, and even engineers who are looking to integrate Pi systems into their products. Here are some of the new Pi’s specs:
- Quad core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.4GHz
- 1GB LPDDR2 SRAM
- Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 4.2 / BLE
- Higher speed ethernet up to 300Mbps
- Power-over-Ethernet capability (via a separate PoE HAT)
The table below shows the specs of the Raspberry Pi 3 B and the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ side by side.
|Spec||Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
|CPU type/speed||ARM Cortex-AMikrotik Technical Support 1.4GHz|
|RAM size||1GB SRAM|
|Integrated Wi-Fi||2.4GHz and 5GHz|
Boosts All Around
Thanks to the ever-increasing technological capabilities of electronics, this Raspberry Pi does not fall behind in any category, at least compared to other Pi computers. It either matches the old model’s speed or significantly improves upon it. For example, the CPU has been clocked at 1.4GHz, which is 200MHz faster than the Pi 3 B, and the ethernet speed has been boosted from 100Mbps to 300Mbps.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ will remain in production until at least January 2023.