Monday, July 14, 2014

Raspberry Pi Model B+

Raspberry Pi has just announced their new improved model of Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi Model B+.

The Model B+ uses the same BCM2835 application processor as the Model B. It runs the same software, and still has 512MB RAM; 

Here are some of the key improvements:
More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins, while retaining the same pinout for the first 26 pins as the Model B.
More USB. It now has 4 USB 2.0 ports, compared to 2 on the Model B, and better hotplug and overcurrent behaviour.
Micro SD. The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
Lower power consumption. By replacing linear regulators with switching ones the  power consumption has been reduced by between 0.5W and 1W.
Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.

Neater form factor. They have aligned the USB connectors with the board edge, moved composite video onto the 3.5mm jack, and added four squarely-placed mounting holes.

For the Raspberry Pi course on the 8 Sep 2014, I will be using the new Raspberry Pi Model B+. Details as follows:

Bayview Hotel

S$699 (nett; no GST)
* Includes lunch and 2 tea-breaks


8 Sep 2014 (Mon)

9am to 5pm

Course Outline and Application Form
Download here.

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