Raspberry Pi Model B+ Launched

Rasp­ber­ry Pi Foun­da­tion launched improved ver­sion of Rasp­ber­ry Pi Mod­el B called Rasp­ber­ry Pi Mod­el B+, comes with more USB ports, micro SD card sup­port and more GPIO pins still costs same USD 35.

Raspberry Pi Model B+

The Mod­el B+ uses the same BCM2835 appli­ca­tion proces­sor as the Mod­el B and still has 512MB RAM But Mod­el B+ has more GPIO pins, grown to 40 pins, while retain­ing the same pinout for the first 26 pins as the Mod­el B.

Mod­el B+ has 4 USB 2.0 ports, com­pared to 2 on the Mod­el B, and bet­ter hot­plug and over­cur­rent behav­iour.

The SD card sock­et has been replaced with a push-push micro SD card sock­et. By replac­ing lin­ear reg­u­la­tors with switch­ing ones, the pow­er con­sump­tion reduced by between 0.5W and 1W.

The audio cir­cuit incor­po­rates a ded­i­cat­ed low-noise pow­er sup­ply gives clear audio. Neat­ly aligned USB con­nec­tors with the board edge, moved com­pos­ite video onto the 3.5mm jack, and added four square­ly-placed mount­ing holes.

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