Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B looks identical to the Pi 2 B at first glance. It is the same size and has much of the same components on board. So what is the difference? The new Pi 3 brings more processing power and on-board connectivity, saving you time with the development of your applications. Perfect for your Internet of Things (IoT) designs.
Pi 3 compared to Pi 2:
More processor speed. The CPU on the Pi 3 is one and a half times faster at 1.2 GHz. Your Pi board performs better.
On-board connectivity. The Pi 3 features 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Classic & Low Energy (BLE). You can get connected much quicker without the need for any external device.
2.5 A power supply. With more processor speed and on-board connectivity, you'll need more power. Power supplies for previous Pi boards will not be sufficient. You will need the Official Raspberry Pi Power Supply (9098126 -- white) or (9098135 -- black).
New components. The Pi 3 features a chip antenna where status LEDs were located previously. The status LEDs are still on the board, right next to the microSD card slot.
Whats new to Raspberry Pi 3
The Raspberry Pi is a single computer board -- developed to encourage and aid the teaching of programming and computing. It is also a fantastic starting point for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The low cost and 'plug and play' nature of Pi makes for a board that is accessible to all and has numerous connectivity options. Pi is the perfect experimental tool, whether you want to use it as a desktop computer, media centre, server or monitoring/security device within your home. No limits. Linux-based operating systems run on the Pi with plenty of access to free software and downloads. What is more, there is a great Pi community out there -- look atDesignSpark, the design engineer community at RS.
Features & Benefits of the Pi 3
oBroadcom BCM2837 chipset running at 1.2 GHz
o64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
o802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
oBluetooth 4.1 (Classic & Low Energy)
oDual core Videocore IV® Multimedia co-processor
o1 GB LPDDR2 memory
oSupports all the latest ARM GNU/Linux distributions and Windows 10 IoT
omicroUSB connector for 2.5 A power supply
o1 x 10/100 Ethernet port
o1 x HDMI video/audio connector
o1 x RCA video/audio connector
o4 x USB 2.0 ports
o40 GPIO pins
oDSI display connector
omicroSD card slot
oDimensions: 85 x 56 x 17 mm