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Rapberry Pi 3 Model B SoC-Mini-Mainboard, 4x 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, Wifi & BTExactly four years after the release of the original Raspberry Pi and a year after the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, the Raspberry Pi 3 is launching the third version of the famous single-board computer. It features Broadcom's even faster BCM2837 system-on-a-chip, which continues to integrate all of the chipset capabilities, accommodating both processor cores and the graphics device. The higher performance of the Raspi 3 results from the increased from 900 MHz to 1.2 GHz CPU clock of all four processor cores, which now for the first time support 64-bit, and on the other by the significantly increased per-clock performance of modern ARM Cortex-A53 cores with ARMv8 architecture.
Even faster thanks to 1.200 MHz quad-core processor with modern technology
The Raspberry Pi Foundation states that the new Raspberry Pi 3 alone is about 50 to 60% faster in 32-bit mode than its direct predecessor and about 10 times faster than the original Raspberry Pi, which still has a slow single core Processor with old ARMv6 instruction set and 700 MHz clock had to get along. This huge difference in performance is already noticeable in media center applications, but it has a big impact especially for applications in desktop operating systems and calculations. The available memory remains unchanged at 1024 MB LPDDR2 RAM.
NEW: Integrated wireless chip for n-WLAN and Bluetooth 4.1
The biggest innovation of the Raspberry Pi 3 is undoubtedly the long-awaited integrated WiFi wireless connection thanks to the BCM43438 additional chip. With its support for 802.11b / g / n 2.4GHz wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (BLE), the connectivity of the mini-computer can be dramatically increased and precious USB ports remain free. The integrated WLAN antenna is located directly onboard, for which the status LEDs on the board have been slightly offset. An external antenna can not be connected.
Thanks to numerous expansion interfaces, such as the GPIO port, camera and display interface or the USB 2.0 ports, a wide variety of projects can also be realized with the Raspi 3. The extent of possible applications ranges from, for example, LED-based or LC displays to control units for WLAN printers, self-triggering wildlife cameras, hot air balloons, drones, home-grown mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, compact cameras or routers, electronic musical instruments, home automation, sensors equipped with sensors Air pollution measuring devices up to the voice-controlled coffee machine.
But apart from robotics and embedded projects, the Raspberry Pi 3 is used by home users in addition to the intended application areas, such as learning programming languages ??or acquiring hardware knowledge, as a media center, thin client or server. With the pocket computer creativity knows no bounds! The integrated VideoCore IV graphics unit with H.264 / MPEG-4 video acceleration for HD material is still on board and can be expanded to the VC-1 and MPEG-2 codecs for a small license fee if required which will also give the Raspberry Pi 3 the unrestricted suitability as a talented multimedia player.
New is the likewise increased GPU clockat the Raspi 3 of now 300 MHz in the 3D computing units and 400 MHz in the video acceleration unit, instead of previously each 250 MHz. Also, the more modern architecture of the new Broadcom SoC comes with various Linux distributions as the operating system in question and even adapted ARM versions of Windows 10 are supported. On a (optional) microSD card as a system drive, for example, the well-known Raspbian (Debian Wheezy), Snappy Ubuntu Core or OSMC and OpenElec (Kodi / XBMC variants) can be stored.
The new Raspberry Pi 3 also brings all the improvements of its predecessor and thus still has four USB 2.0 ports, the space-saving microSD slot, the 4-pin 3.5 mm jack audio output with integrated composite video Output and the extended 40-pin GPIO header. In addition, the optimized power supply with higher efficiency has been retained, so that more peripherals can be connected. The temperatures of the SoC also benefit from these measures with consistently low values. The power consumption of the Raspi 3 board remains despite a stronger CPU at a maximum of about 5 watts and can be passively cooled even without a heat sink.
Powered by a micro-USB port, the Raspberry Pi 3 is compatible with popular smartphone chargers over 800 mA, but a 2.5 A power adapter is recommended. The four USB ports can provide a maximum of 1.7 A and devices can also be connected during operation without board reset. Other I / O connections of the small mainboard have not changed and wired data transmissions into the network or Internet thus still take place via RJ45 LAN port with 100 MBit / s. In addition, two monitor outputs are available for image reproduction via the integrated Broadcom VideoCore IV graphics unit: HDMI and composite video via a jack plug. HDMI supports resolutions up to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
Compatibility Note:Due to the identical screw and connection configuration , the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is fully compatible with Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi 1 Model B + enclosures and expansion boards
Format: Raspberry Pi Mini PCB
Board dimensions: 85 x 20 x 56 mm (W x H x D)
Overall dimensions: 93 x 20 x 63.5 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: approx. 45 g
Chipset: Broadcom BCM2837 SoC (64-bit & 32-bit)
Processor: Broadcom ARMv8 Cortex-A53 quad-core (4x 1,200 MHz)
Broadcom VideoCore IV (3D cores 300 MHz, HD video acceleration 400 MHz)
RAM: 1024 MB LPDDR2 RAM (400 MHz)
Wireless data connections:
WLAN 802.11b / g / n (150 Mbps maximum, 2.4 GHz band)
Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (BLE)
1x GPIO header (40 pins)
1x JTAG footprint (without header)
1x DSI (display interface)
1x CSI (camera interface)
1x Micro-USB (power supply)
4x USB 2.0
1x LAN (RJ45, 100 Mbps)
1x composite video / audio output (3.5 mm jack, 4-pin)
1x HDMI 1.4
1x microSD (HC) card slot
1x 5 V via Micro-USB or GPIO header (from 800 mA, 2.5 A recommended, max. ~ 5 W)
Compatibility: Linux (ARMv8), Windows 10 IoT Core