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NewRaspberry Pi B+ £26.00 (EDIT +VAT £31.20) @ RS-Online
NewRaspberry Pi B+ £26.00 (EDIT +VAT £31.20) @ RS-Online

NewRaspberry Pi B+ £26.00 (EDIT +VAT £31.20) @ RS-Online

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ Computer Board
The Raspberry Pi Model B+ is a credit-card sized computer board that's up and running when a keyboard, mouse, display, PSU and SD card with installed OS are added. It’s a miniature ARM-based PC which can run many of the applications that normally require a desktop PC, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays High-Definition video. Raspberry Pi Model B+ is an Open-Source product designed to be supported by Internet-based user forums. As a starting point refer to the Official website at raspberrypi.org.
Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and VideoCore IV dual-core GPU
GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
512MB SDRAM
HD 1080p video output
Composite video (PAL/NTSC) output
Stereo audio output
10/100 BaseT RJ45 Ethernet socket
HDMI 1.3 & 1.4 video/audio socket
3.5mm 4-pole audio/composite video out jack socket
4 x USB 2.0 sockets
15-way MPI CSI-2 connector for Raspberry Pi HD video camera (775-7731)
15-way Display Serial Interface connector
MicroSD card socket
Boots from MicroSD card, running a version of the Linux operating system (See Note below)
40-pin header for GPIO and serial buses (compatible with Raspberry Pi Model A/B 26-pin header)
Header footprint for JTAG connector
Power supply: +5V @ 2A via microUSB socket
Dimensions: 85 x 56 x 17mm
Note
Flash MicroSD card containing a range of Operating Systems is available separately.

9 Comments

Main differences over the previous Model B:

4x USB sockets vs 2x USB
microSD instead of fullsize SD.

£26 plus VAT

mikerr

Main differences over the previous Model B: 4x USB sockets vs 2x … Main differences over the previous Model B: 4x USB sockets vs 2x USBmicroSD instead of fullsize SD.



the main difference for most is the power consumption.

Original Poster

Rats!! didn't notice the VAT. A bit naughty! Thought I'd found a good an for a change!

@ cpc.farnell.com £27.44 inc VAT + DEL

stevvie

the main difference for most is the power consumption.



Really? 3w to 2.5w doesn't get me excited.

rev6

Really? 3w to 2.5w doesn't get me excited.



Mine only pulls a single watt....

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.

Nice but baby steps, you'd expect such update much sooner, by now it's been a few years we should have seen a newer Broadcom SoC, perhaps Cortex A7 dual-core and a few other improvements. If you compare a mobile (say Android) phone from when Pi launched to today the changes have been huge.

Sure, not asking for ARM V8 but a more recent Cortex design (even A8/A9) would be much better than old ARM11, modern ARM toolsets are pretty much Cortex these days.

Adrian7

Nice but baby steps, you'd expect such update much sooner, by now it's … Nice but baby steps, you'd expect such update much sooner, by now it's been a few years we should have seen a newer Broadcom SoC, perhaps Cortex A7 dual-core and a few other improvements. If you compare a mobile (say Android) phone from when Pi launched to today the changes have been huge.Sure, not asking for ARM V8 but a more recent Cortex design (even A8/A9) would be much better than old ARM11, modern ARM toolsets are pretty much Cortex these days.



They couldn't do that and then call it B+, as all the development done for this SoC would be useless on the new model.
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