backtop


Print

Refresh of ultra-affordable microcontroller/microcomputer offers a number of desirable tweaks

After two years of strong sales and incredible response from the tinkerer/DIY community, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has a final set of tweaks to the higher priced variant of its first generation pocket computer, the Raspberry Pi B.

Dubbed the Raspberry Pi B+, the new version still uses most of the same hardware (including packing the same 512 MB memory footprint).  And it's still available for $35 -- from Farnell/element14/Newark, and at RS/Allied Components.
Raspberry Pi B+
The Raspberry Pi B+ board

Here's a quick change list:
  • I/O
    • GP (general purpose) -- 14 new pins in header, for a grand total of 40 (was 26)
    • USB -- 4 ports (was 2)
    • microSD -- better/snugger push-push fit housing (was friction fit)
    • audio -- new noise-reduction power conditioning circuitry
    • composite video -- moves onto the 3.5 mm audio out jack
  • Efficiency
    • Switching regulators -- cut power usage by 0.5-1.0 watts
  • General
  • USB -- headers now aligned with circuit board
  • Mounting holes (new) -- allow for easy mounts to spacers in project boxes

Raspberry Pi has posted a number of videos about the upgrade:









Can we expect a similar upgrade to the Model A (256 MB, 1 USB port, currently), which launched last year?  We'll have to wait and see.

Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation





“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads



Latest Headlines
Are You in the Market for Earphones?
March 24, 2017, 7:35 AM
Samsung Galaxy S8, Rumored Launch Date!
March 18, 2017, 6:45 AM
How about Leica Cameras
March 13, 2017, 6:30 AM
A Baseball Cap With Camera
March 3, 2017, 7:00 AM
Nokia 3310 with longer battery life
February 28, 2017, 7:05 AM




Latest Blog Posts
What else to worry about?
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 17, 2017, 6:45 AM
Todays’ Life
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 14, 2017, 7:30 AM
News and Tips
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 13, 2017, 6:30 AM
Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 8, 2017, 7:09 AM
News
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 7, 2017, 8:45 AM
World news 3-6
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 6, 2017, 5:40 AM
Mixed News
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 4, 2017, 7:40 AM
Mixed News of the Day
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 4, 2017, 6:32 AM
Mixed News of The World:
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 2, 2017, 7:02 AM
World New 3-1
Saimin Nidarson - Mar 1, 2017, 6:30 AM
Gaming News of The Day
Saimin Nidarson - Feb 28, 2017, 6:56 AM






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki