Raspberry Pi 3B + vs Pi 3B - which of the elements have been changed?
The first most thorough change in the hardware of the new Raspberry Pi is the main processor. The heart of the Raspberry Pi 3B+ is the Broadcom BCM2837B0 SoC processor. It is a quad-core 64-bit design built-in that is based on an ARM Cortex A-53 architecture. The clock frequency is 1,4GHz, which gives results 200MHz better result than the BCM2837 processor in the previous model. Also new is the extensive internet connection support. For the first time in history, the Raspberry Pi is equipped with a dual-band Wi-Fi communication module that can operate in the 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz band and meets the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac standard. The second option of wireless communication is Bluetooth BLE 4.2, integrated with the Wi-Fi module. Data transmission via cable, i.e. via the Ethernet port, also enables data transmission with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gbit/s. What's more, after connecting to the Raspberry Pi 3B + PoE HAT pads, you do not need to connect an external AC/DC adapter. This is because the PoE HAT extension implements Pi 3B + power supply via the Ethernet port. The heat dissipation system has also been modified. Thanks to these solutions, the new Raspberry Pi 3B + works with even greater efficiency, while maintaining low power consumption.
Interesting and useful accessories for the Raspberry Pi 3B+
In addition to the main modules of the Raspberry Pi 3B+ minicomputer computer, the Botland store offer also includes numerous accessories such as power supplies, cables, displays, cameras, heat sinks and many more! It is worth to note that due to the similar construction design compared to the Pi 3B model, the Raspberry Pi 3B+ can use the same enclosure designs. If you want to use your Pi 3B+ as a desktop computer for internet browsing and office work, you will be interested in our offer of computer mice and keyboards. The Botland store offer also includes a wide selection of micro SD memory cards. Such a card is an important element for the Raspberry Pi series. It performs such a function as a hard drive or SDD drive known from PCs - it stores user files, but also all necessary system files. We offer original memory cards with a pre-loaded set of files required to install and run the Raspbian OS. Also, you can install other Linux distributions and new Windows 10 IoT too! We have also prepared an offer for every one of you who would like to learn about embedded applications creating. In this category, you will also find Raspberry Pi starter kits, the content of which includes elements necessary for exercises from the Raspberry Pi course. The whole course content is available on the FORBOT website for free! If You would like to use the full potential of Pi 3B+, check our offer of Raspberry Pi HATs. Those are GPIO-compatibile hardware extensions such as motor controllers, soundcards and sensors. Just plug them into Pi 3B+ board, write a short code and...magic will happen!