The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the latest in its Pi models: the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+.
This is the newest compact version of the Raspberry Pi 3 range, and the upgrade for the flagging Pi 1 Model A+. Available now from the likes of the Pi Hut, https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-a-plus, and priced at just £23, the new Pi 3 A+ boasts some decent hardware while still maintaining the same mechanical footprint as its predecessor.
On-board you’ll find a 64-bit SoC quad-core Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 processor running at 1.4GHz, 512GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM, dual-band b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI, MIPI DSI Display Port for Pi touch displays, and a MIPI CSI port for the Pi camera module.
Furthermore, there’s a single USB 2.0 port, and the standard 40-pin GPIO header, Micro SD card port, and stereo and composite video port.
This is welcome news for Pi fans who felt the previous Model 1 A+ was becoming a bit long in the tooth, and need the extra processing power, alongside WiFi access, for their projects; moreover, the Model 3 A+ will remain in production until at least 2023.
More details on the new Pi can be found on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website at https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-a-plus/.