Launch of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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Premier Farnell is the market leading manufacturer and distributor of the Raspberry Pi. Since its launch in February 2012, element14 has sold over 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and launched over 30 exclusive accessories specifically designed and manufactured to expand the usability of the Raspberry Pi for millions of customers worldwide.

On 14th March 2018 Premier Farnell announced the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the fastest and most powerful version yet, perfecting the already outstandingly successful Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

We have a number of spokespeople across the globe who would delighted to talk to you about this exciting launch.  If you would like to talk to a spokesperson you can arrange an interview by contacting our press team.

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Premier Farnell announces the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Built on a new quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit application processor running at 1.4GHz, the Raspberry Pi B Model B+ is over 15% faster than the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, delivering increased performance for both professional and maker markets. Further enhancements address the needs of the growing professional design market using the board as an embedded device, including:

  • Dual-band wireless LAN: a new Cypress networking device, delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2 capability
  • Improved thermal management
  • Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0, maximum throughput of 300Mbps)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled RJ45 providing PoE support via a new PoE HAT

See the full press release here.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading
When we launched the Raspberry Pi 3 two years ago, we expected to see an increase in its use as an embedded product, especially in IoT related projects.  We have been delighted by the take-up of the board by professional design engineers.  Today’s launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is our response to that success, aimed at perfecting the board for a wide range of applications.  The new board has faster processing, faster wired networking and improved wireless connectivity; and with modular compliance certification and the same extraordinary support provided through communities and forums, users can learn, create and bring products to market faster than ever before.  We hope you like it as much as we do.
Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading
Pete Wenzel, Global Director of Raspberry Pi, Single Board Computers and Software
As the leading manufacturer and distributor of the Raspberry Pi, we are delighted to be able to offer our customers an even faster and more powerful board at the same competitive price point as the previous model. The Raspberry Pi family, coupled with our wide range of popular and exclusive accessories, provides hobbyists, makers, engineers and business of all sizes with a solution for every stage of the development process.
Pete Wenzel, Global Director of Raspberry Pi, Single Board Computers and Software

CONTENT FROM OUR COMMUNITY


The element14 community has become one of the leading platforms for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts, with thousands of members sharing their projects, insights and design ideas with fellow makers around the world.

Our colleagues at the commununity have developed a range of new content to support the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.

New content, published today includes:

  • Mobile GPS Treasure Hunt Project with the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+: element14 community member, Les Pounder has created a “Mobile Treasure Hunt Game” which uses the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Official 7” Touchscreen Display and a Microstack GPS module. This fully portable Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ project will allow users to mark the location of treasure on the onscreen map and allow others to hunt it down using the projects GPS features. Full build instructions can be found on the element14 community.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Bench Test: element14 colleagues have put the new board through its paces looking at power usage, CPU (Central Processing Unit), memory system, RAM, Ethernet speed, networking speed and temperature. Full benchtest results can be found here.

Other new content includes the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ unboxing video, GPIO Pin-Out Diagram, Frequently Asked Questions and technical specifications, and an introduction to the new official Raspberry Pi Power over Ethernet (PoE) HAT.

 You can read more here.

 

 

 

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