Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi® is an ARM based credit card sized SBC(Single Board Computer) created by Raspberry Pi Foundation. Raspberry Pi runs Debian based GNU/Linux operating system Raspbian and ports of many other OSes exist for this SBC.
Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a new version Raspberry Pi 3. Read announcement here. With on-board WiFi / Bluetooth support and an 64bit improved Processor, Raspberry Pi v3 will be an exciting board for Makers, Engineers and Students.
What is new in Raspberry Pi 3
|Board||Raspberry Pi 2 Model B||Raspberry Pi 3 Model B|
|Processor||Broadcom BCM2836||Broadcom BCM2837|
|CPU Core||Quadcore ARM Cortex-A7, 32Bit||Quadcore ARM Cortex-A53, 64Bit|
|Clock Speed||900 MHz||1.2GHz (Roughly 50% faster than Pi2)|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|GPU||250 MHz VideoCore IV®||400 MHz VideoCore IV®|
|Network Connectivity||1 x 10 / 100 Ethernet (RJ45 Port)||1 x 10 / 100 Ethernet (RJ45 Port)|
|Wireless Connectivity||None||802.11n wireless LAN (WiFi) and Bluetooth 4.1|
|USB Ports||4 x USB 2.0||4 x USB 2.0|
|GPIOs||2 x 20 Pin Header||2 x 20 Pin Header|
|Camera Interface||15-pin MIPI||15-pin MIPI|
|Display Interface||DSI 15 Pin / HDMI Out / Composite RCA||DSI 15 Pin / HDMI Out / Composite RCA|
|Power Supply (Current Capacity)||1.8 A||2.5 A|
The size of the Pi 2 and Pi 3 boards are the same.
There is slight change in component placement to allow addition of WiFi / Bluetooth SoC & Chip antenna in Pi 3.
System on Chip (SoC)
Broadcom BCM2837 SoC
ARM Cortex-A53 Processor (ARM V8 ISA)
- 400 MHz
- Videocore IV Multimedia Co-Processor
A ceramic chip antenna is used by WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 SoC BCM43438. The chip antenna moves the indicator LEDs that were present in Pi 2 to the lower side of PCB.
The ACT and PWR LEDs are repositioned as shown below in Raspberry Pi 3 when compared to Pi 2.
Repositioned RUN pin-header
The RUN pin-header is also repositioned
WiFi / Bluetooth SoC BCM43438
WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 (Classic and LE) are provided by Broadcom BCM43438 chip
This page will be updated with new information as and when available.
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