Raspberry Pi Model B+ adds USB ports, expansion pins
Posted on: 07/15/2014 06:56 AM

The newly released Raspberry Pi Model B+ has the same CPU, memory, and $35 price, plus a new 40-pin GPIO header, two more USB ports, and a microSD slot

Raspberry Pi Model B+ adds USB ports, expansion pins

From LinuxGizmos:
Considering all the competition from open-spec hacker boards like the Odroid and BeagleBone Black, not to mention Pi clones like the Banana Pi, the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation was overdue for an update to the world’s most popular single board computer. To be sure, “this isn’t a ‘Raspberry Pi 2′,” as Eben Upton and the Pi gang note in today’s announcement of the Pi Model B+. The update uses the same aging, ARM11-based Broadcom BCM2835 processor and 512MB of RAM as the Pi Model B, disappointing those looking for a Cortex-something update, but also maintains perfect software compatibility with Raspbian and existing Linux distros and applications.

Whereas BeagleBone.org raised the price of its Rev C by $10, for a price of $55, the Pi Model B+ maintains one of its most fetching features: a $35 price. Or at least we think it does. The prices we’re seeing are $50.59 (Element14) and 26 Pounds, or about $44 (RS/Allied), respectively. Presumably, the prices will drop to the promised $35 soon.

Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/raspberry_pi_model_b_adds_usb_portsexpansion_pins.html)