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Brand New Raspberry Pi Board Adds Connectivity and Power Features to Enable Bigger and Better Projects
|By Business Wire
|July 14, 2014 03:03 AM EDT
Launched today, the new Raspberry
Pi B+ board, which marks the first significant change to the
multi-million selling credit card-sized computer, is available to buy
immediately through element14. Priced at $35, the new board offers more
sensors and accessories than ever before, enabling users to build bigger
and better projects.
Advanced power management and enhanced connectivity make it possible to
power four USB accessories such as 2.5 inch hard drive through the
device. Up to 1.2A can be delivered to the USB ports to connect
power-hungry devices and accessories without needing mains power or an
external USB hub.
Featuring a 40-pin extended GPIO, even more sensors, connectors and
expansion boards can be added to the board, allowing users to increase
the complexity of their Raspberry Pi projects. The first 26 pins remain
identical to the original Raspberry Pi Model B for 100% backward
The new Raspberry
Pi Model B+ is available to buy today on the element14
“The new Raspberry Pi B+ marks the first major re-design of what has
been one of the stand-out tech products in the last few years,” says
Claire Doyle, global head of Raspberry Pi at element14, the leading
distributor of the credit-card sized computer. “We’ve already seen the
board drive some amazing designs, but the B+ model opens up the
opportunity to push the boundaries of complexity and innovation to make
even bigger and better projects. It is also the board that can open up a
whole new area of learning for young people.”
The Raspberry Pi B+ is based on the same Broadcom BCM2835 Chipset and
512MB of RAM as the previous model. It is powered by micro USB with AV
connections through either HDMI or a new four-pole connector replacing
the existing analogue audio and composite video ports. The SD card slot
has been replaced with a micro-SD, tidying up the board design and
helping to protect the card from damage. The B+ board also now uses less
power (600mA) than the Model B Board (750mA) when running.
Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading, comments: “We’ve been blown
away by the projects that have been made possible through the original B
boards and, with its new features, the B+ has massive potential to push
the boundaries and drive further innovation. We are really looking
forward to continuing our relationship with element14 and ensuring
widespread adoption of the new board.”
Later this month Eben Upton will be joining an element14 webinar to
introduce the new Raspberry Pi B+. Join Eben on 31 July 2014 as he
discusses the features and capabilities of the B+, and shows how its
improved versatility will enhance projects ranging from the most basic
to the most advanced. To register for the webinar click
Since its launch in February 2012 over three million Raspberry Pi boards
have been sold and the element14
Community has become one of the leading websites for discussion and
collaboration around Raspberry Pi projects and developments. With over
250,000 registered users the element14
Community is the largest online community for design engineers to
share ideas, knowledge and solve challenges.
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distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system
design, production, maintenance and repair. It trades as Farnell
element14 in Europe, Newark
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across Asia Pacific. With sales last year of £968m, the Group is
supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and an
inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.
Premier Farnell works with key strategic suppliers to bring to market
development kits in a variety of applications, enabling it to support
the customer from design concept through to production.
The latest products, software, services and solutions from trusted
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transactional websites, with customer support provided by degreed
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