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March 14, 2018.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.

Raspberry Pi 3 modèle B+. © Raspberry Pi Foundation.

The foundation waited for Pi (π) Day to announce an updated version of Raspberry Pi 3, its first 64-bit ARM processor single-chip nano-computer. Dubbed the model B+, there are no changes to its dimensions, connections, or price ($35 USD, or $46 CDN from BuyaPi.ca and CanaKit). This new device is built around the BCM2837B0, a 64-bit processor running at 1.4 GHz, which is an updated version of the Broadcom processor used in the Raspberry Pi 3 B. A new Cypress chip offers Dual-band 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth version 4.2. Similarly, network access is improved via a LAN7515 chip that runs Gigabit Ethernet, which triples the outgoing bandwidth on USB 2.0. Power-over-Ethernet support is available using an optional PoE Switch HAT element. Raspberry Pi 1B+, Pi 2B and Pi 3B are still available for $25, $35 and $35 USD respectively. This is important for some of their industrial clientele who prefer to stick with existing products for the moment. Available as of today.

Ars Technica, “Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has faster CPU, Wi-Fi, and easier compliance testing.”

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