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Raspberry Pi 3 – New board from Raspberry Pi Foundation with WiFi and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi board needs no introduction. It is most commonly purchased development boards among boards. Currently available is a version of Raspberry Pi 2, but that will change soon because the Raspberry Pi Foundation will soon introduce Raspberry Pi 3 third generation. Raspberry Pi 3 model B board has showed up on the FCC website.

Raspberry Pi 3

What new has been added to the new Raspberry Pi 3 board. The main change is the addition of Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n (2.4GHz only) and Bluetooth 4.0 . The processor looks the same as the BCM2836 quad core Cortex A7 SoC found on model 2 B. Raspberry Pi 3 will feature a 64-bit ARM processor @ 1.2 GHz. The Model B Raspberry Pi 3 will be the first in the family of tiny cheap-and-cheerful ARM-powered computers to feature builtin wireless networking. For previous models, owners have had to make do with wired Ethernet, USB Wi-Fi adapters, or Ethernet-to-wireless gadgets. Having wire-free networking built into the little single-board computer will be a boon. Judging by pictures posted to the FCC website, the Pi 3 board looks nearly identical to version Raspberry Pi 2. It has HDMI and Ethernet jacks, four USB ports, a microSD card reader, and a 40-pin connector. So the only major changes on Raspberry Pi 3 appears to be built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, and  64-bit ARM cores (likely Cortex A53).

Raspberry Pi 3

How much the new Raspberry Pi 3 will cost? Probably the price will be comparable to previous models Raspberry Pi whose price does not exceed the price of about $35 (£25).

Source: Liliputing and CNXSoft