tempting to get one!
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.
tempting to get one!
Last edited by Arthur; 14th July 2014 at 08:31 AM.
Me still waiting for them to upgrade the RAM to 1GB then hopefully Raspbmc will fly!
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.
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.
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.
Surely there are other SOCs out there?
Surely now someone will make a tricorder out of it!
Nice there will be some awesome case options now
I've ordered the clear case CPC sell just for now, but eventually I hope to fashion my own.
Pimoroni's new B+ cases look cool.
Last edited by Arthur; 14th July 2014 at 02:12 PM.
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