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    Introducing Raspberry Pi B+

    New product launch! Introducing Raspberry Pi Model B+ | Raspberry Pi

    The Model B+ uses the same BCM2835 application processor as the Model B. It runs the same software, and still has 512MB RAM; but James and the team have made the following 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. We now have 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 we’ve reduced power consumption by between 0.5W and 1W.
    Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.
    Neater form factor. We’ve aligned the USB connectors with the board edge, moved composite video onto the 3.5mm jack, and added four squarely-placed mounting holes.

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    tempting to get one!

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    The additional USB ports will be useful!

    Datasheet: 0900766b812decd9.pdf

    Last edited by Arthur; 14th July 2014 at 08:31 AM.

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    Me still waiting for them to upgrade the RAM to 1GB then hopefully Raspbmc will fly!

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    I wonder if this means they'll now be working on a new generation, rather than refining the old generation?

    Increased CPU speed and more RAM would be a great thing. Maybe improved graphics processing somehow?

    To be fair though, main reason I want it to be improved is to use it as a cheap thin client which doesn't stutter like the current gen.
    Last edited by localzuk; 14th July 2014 at 09:44 AM.

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    Just ordered mine! I didn't bother with the original release because of the USB issues. This solves that, so I'm more than happy to order one.

    Going to let the head of Computing have a bit of a play on it when it arrives, see if it's any good for them. They were looking to get some of the original ones but nothing came of it.

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    Its a nice minor upgrade indeed. Love the fact it uses even less power.

    They say on their forums that a major SOC upgrade would be needed for a version 2.0 Raspberry Pi and it doesnt exist yet from Bromcom.

    The current timetable is a couple of years until that can be designed and packed into a brand new Raspberry Pi.

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    Surely there are other SOCs out there?

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    More USB
    Surely now someone will make a tricorder out of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Surely there are other SOCs out there?
    The raspberry PI is built by bromcom employees and I don't believe they have any new SOC's out yet.

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    Nice there will be some awesome case options now

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    I've ordered the clear case CPC sell just for now, but eventually I hope to fashion my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    The raspberry PI is built by bromcom employees and I don't believe they have any new SOCs out yet.
    Don't you mean Broadcom?

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    there will be some awesome case options now
    Pimoroni's new B+ cases look cool.



    Last edited by Arthur; 14th July 2014 at 02:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Pimoroni's new B+ cases look cool.
    Oh, now you tell me
    Then again, I still have my 14-day cancellation, and the CPC cases are out of stock.. I could just phone up and have the case taken off the order and get one elsewhere

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