Monday, 29 February 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 Launched with 64-Bit CPU, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi at $35

The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the third version of its popular low-power Raspberry Pi development platform, the Raspberry Pi 3. It's priced at $35, the same as the Raspberry Pi 2 mini computer unveiled last year, but adds a much request feature - integrated Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity also comes with faster 64-bit quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 SoC with ARM Cortex-A53 CPU.

"The 900MHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU complex has been replaced by a custom-hardened 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Combining a 33% increase in clock speed with various architectural enhancements, this provides a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode versus Raspberry Pi 2, or roughly a factor of ten over the original Raspberry Pi," said Upton.

Raspberry Pi 3 will go on sale starting Monday from element14 and RS Components, and other resellers. The company also announced that at launch they will be using the same 32-bit Raspbian userland that have been used on other (previous generation) Raspberry Pi devices. The company will decide whether to move to the 64-bit mode over the next few months after investigating.

Raspberry Pi 3
Raspberry Pi 3
Key Features :
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2387 ARM Cortex-A53 processor, Dual Core VideoCore IV GPU
  • 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, microSD Card Slot
  • Operating System: Operating System Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system or Windows 10 IoT
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
  • Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • Camera Connector: 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2)
  • Display Connector: Display Serial Interface (DSI) 15 way flat flex cable connector with two data lanes and a clock lane
  • Power: Micro USB socket 5V1, 2.5A
  • Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
  • Video Output: HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4, Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)
  • Audio Output: 3.5mm jack, HDMI, USB 4 x USB 2.0 Connector
  • GPIO Connector: 40-pin 2.54 mm (100 mil) expansion header: 2×20 strip Providing 27 GPIO pins as well as +3.3 V, +5 V and GND supply lines

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