Monday, February 29, 2016

Raspberry Pi 3

RS Components and element14 have unveiled the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The latest version of the credit card sized computer features an SoC based on a 64bit ARM Cortex A53 quad core processor, as well as integrated Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity IoT development projects.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading, said: “Four years ago today, we launched the first Raspberry Pi. Today, we’re launching Raspberry Pi 3. It’s still $35 and it’s still the size of your credit card, but now it comes with on-board wireless LAN and Bluetooth, 50% more processing power, and a quad core 64bit processor. The new Raspberry Pi opens up even more possibilities for IoT and embedded projects; we hope you like it as much as we do.”

The board is based on the Broadcom BCM2837 SoC, which includes an ARM Cortex-A53 quad core processor running at 1.2GHz. A BCM43438 combo device provides IEEE802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. The BCM2837 also integrates a dual core VideoCore IV multimedia coprocessor.

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