Farnell element14 announces the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

14 MARCH 2018

Upgraded Raspberry Pi has a more powerful CPU, offers faster Ethernet and dual-band wireless networking

Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, is pleased to announce the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the fastest and most powerful version yet, perfecting the already outstandingly successful Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

Built on a new quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit application processor running at 1.4GHz, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is over 15% faster than the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, delivering increased performance for both professional and maker markets.  Further enhancements address the needs of the growing professional design market using the board as an embedded device, including:

  • Dual-band wireless LAN: a new Cypress networking device, delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2 capability
  • Improved thermal management
  • Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0, maximum throughput of 300Mbps)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled RJ45 providing PoE support via a new PoE HAT

The wireless subsystem also comes with modular compliance certification, which allows the board to be designed into end products with significantly reduced requirements for wireless compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market.

Power over Ethernet will be provided via a new official PoE add-on board for the Raspberry Pi available to buy from Farnell element14 from Summer 2018.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is available to buy as a standalone board and as an exclusive element14 Starter Pack including a 16GB Micro-SD Card with NOOBS pre-installed, the official Raspberry Pi 2.5A Power Supply, and the official Raspberry Pi Case. Visit Farnell element14 in Europe, element14 in APAC and Newark element14 in North America. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is also available to buy from forthings.io in the UK and Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Sweden and its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell element14   |    www.element14.com

 

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