- CPU: ARM1176JZF-S (Broadcom BCM2835 SoC), 700MHz
- GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV
- RAM: 512MB
- EEPROM: Cardreader (microSD)
- Connectivity: HDMI, Composite Video, Ethernet, 4x USB 2.0, 40pin GPIO, PWM, UART, SPI, I2C
The Model B+ is the higher-spec variant of the Raspberry Pi. It replaced the original Model B in July 2014. Compared to the Model B it has:
The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins, while retaining the same pinout for the first 26 pins as the Model B.
We now have 4 USB 2.0 ports, compared to 2 on the Model B, and better hotplug and overcurrent behaviour.
The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
Lower power consumption
By replacing linear regulators with switching ones we’ve reduced power consumption by between 0.5W and 1W.
The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.
Neater form factor
We’ve aligned the USB connectors with the board edge, moved composite video onto the 3.5mm jack, and added four squarely-placed mounting holes.
|Official Release Date||Jul 15, 2014|
|Product Measures||12cm x 7.5cm x 2cm|