Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B looks identical to the Pi 2 B at
first glance. It is the same size and has much of the same components on
board. So what is the difference? The new Pi 3 brings more processing
power and on-board connectivity, saving you time with the development of
your applications. Perfect for your Internet of Things (IoT) designs
Pi 3 compared to Pi 2
More processor speed. The CPU on the Pi 3 is one and a half times faster at 1.2 GHz. Your Pi board performs better.
The Pi 3 features 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Classic &
Low Energy (BLE). You can get connected much quicker without the need
for any external device.
2.5 A power supply.
processor speed and on-board connectivity, you'll need more power. Power
supplies for previous Pi boards will not be sufficient. You will need
the Official Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply (9098126
— white) or (9098135
The Pi 3 features a chip antenna where status LEDs were located
previously. The status LEDs are still on the board, right next to the
microSD card slot.
New to Raspberry Pi
Pi is a single computer board — developed to encourage and aid the
teaching of programming and computing. It is also a fantastic starting
point for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The
low cost and 'plug and play' nature of Pi makes for a board that is
accessible to all and has numerous connectivity options. Pi is the
perfect experimental tool, whether you want to use it as a desktop
computer, media centre, server or monitoring/security device within your
home. No limits. Linux-based operating systems run on the Pi with
plenty of access to free software and downloads. What is more, there is a
great Pi community out there — look at DesignSpark, the design engineer community at RS.
Features & Benefits of the Pi 3
•Broadcom BCM2837 chipset running at 1.2 GHz
•64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
•802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
•Bluetooth 4.1 (Classic & Low Energy)
•Dual core Videocore IV® Multimedia co-processor
•1 GB LPDDR2 memory
•Supports all the latest ARM GNU/Linux distributions and Windows 10 IoT
•microUSB connector for 2.5 A power supply
•1 x 10/100 Ethernet port
•1 x HDMI video/audio connector
•1 x RCA video/audio connector
•1 x CSI camera connector
•4 x USB 2.0 ports
•40 GPIO pins
•DSI display connector
•microSD card slot
•Dimensions: 85 x 56 x 17 mm
The Official Pi 3 Power Supply Unit is for the Pi 3 board only. The power supply unit is not for general purpose power supply.