Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the newest model in the Raspberry Pi 3 lineup. It is a successor to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B launched over two years ago and comes with some improvements, such as a faster CPU, higher Wi-Fi speeds, and faster Ethernet.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ sports 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)
Compared to the 1.2GHz CPU of the predecessor Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, the B+ features a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Broadcom Arm Cortex A53 CPU, which is 10% faster.
Talking about networking improvements, the board supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, allowing users to connect to both 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi networks.
Apart from this, the entire board is certified as a radio module under FCC rules, which will reduce the cost of conformance testing Raspberry Pi-based products.
Gigabit Ethernet over the USB 2.0 connection is also supported to provide 300Mbps throughout. It makes it 3x faster than the previous Model B.
Power-over-Ethernet support has also been added (with separate PoE HAT).
The board design is compatible with existing case designs and also offers improved thermal management, according to the organization.
The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 3 Model B).