A New Raspberry Pi Board

Nov 27, 2018

The new board packs everything that you get in Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller package.

Raspberry Pi Trading, the company behind the revolutionary Raspberry Pi platform, has announced a new board – Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+.

“You can now get the 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor, and at the smaller price of $25. Meet the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+,” said Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi project.

The board is powered by Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz; it comes with 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM and 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE.

Upton adds "By halving the RAM to 256MB, and removing the USB hub and Ethernet controller, we were able to hit a lower price point, and squeeze the product down to the size of a HAT."

The new board has extended 40-pin GPIO header, full-size HDMI, single USB 2.0 ports, CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi Camera Module, DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi Touch Display, 4-pole stereo output and composite video port, a Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data and 5V/2.5A DC power input.

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